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Charlie Bone and the Time Twister (The Children of the Red King #2)

3.87 of 5 stars 3.87  ·  rating details  ·  14,923 ratings  ·  380 reviews
Time is running out for Charlie Bone . . .

Charlies hopes that the new term at Bloor's Academy will hold no nasty surprises. But then Henry Yewbeam appears, twisted through time from the icy winter of 1916.

With the scheming Yewbeam aunts on the prowl, and the Bloors out to catch him, Henry will need Charlie's help just to stay alive. Bloor's Academy can be a very dangerous
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Published September 9th 2003 by Listening Library (Audio) (first published 2003)
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Apr 22, 2008 Larissa rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who loves the Charlie Bone books
Good book. Unfortunately, not as good as the first book. It did
have a "very nice personal moment" with the strange piano teacher Mr.Pilgim, that I really enjoyed .
i liked this book out of the whole series. I don't know why but it was my type of book. yep.
Charlie Bone and the Time Twister (The Children of the Red King, Book 2)
by Jenny Nimmo
402 pages
Listening Library

This is the second book to The Charlie Bone series. In this book, Charlie's new term starts off at Bloor's Academy, and is hoping for no more surprises. Too bad for him though, he got into more than he could handle, and traveled back through time to the year 1916. In this time period he meats his Great-Great-uncle Henry, who needs his help to survive.

This was an okay book
This book is full of exciting twists that will excite any reader. A word of warning though the book at some parts may not make sense and I had to reread certain parts to get what was what happening during the story. Other than that this book is a good read.
"Hidupmu sangat menarik, Charlie," komentar Benjamin, "tetapi kurasa aku lebih senang menjadi diriku sendiri."

"Aku tidak punya pilihan," kata Charlie. "Aku hanya harus melakukan yang terbaik agar aku bisa bertahan hidup."

Kurang lebih itulah gambaran kehidupan Charlie Bone, seorang anak laki-laki berusia 11 tahun yang memiliki bakat ajaib. Masih dalam perjalanan mencari ayahnya, kini Charlie dipertemukan dengan saudara kakek buyutnya yang datang dari waktu 90 tahunan silam. Petualangan pun dimula
Mike (the Paladin)
Again a good series...a boy from the past gets "slung" into the future by a speicial magic "marble". Bummer huh? Since he can never go back...history has moved on without him and now he has to make his way in the present. Too bad the one who tricked him into using the Time Twister is still around (though an old, old man now...old Ezekiel Bloor, top dog at the school) and he'd still like to "do away" with his cousin Henry, and also of course Charlei who is also related and in the stew up to his o ...more
Dec 08, 2008 Nicole rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone, but especially younger kids not quite ready for Harry Potter
This was a great continuation to the series and more is starting to come out about Charlie's missing father, although, again, I think it's pretty obvious to adults reading it where he is. There's enough going on in the story that you don't think too much about his dad, though. This is a fun, fast-paced, fantasy series that's not quite as serious as Harry Potter but is a good place for younger kids to start before getting into the Harry Potter books, which I think are pretty heavy for them.
Dec 01, 2008 John rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all my friends
This book had a much stronger story than the first.And the first book was amazing.this book shows charlie's powers much more and it also leaves a bigger picture in your mind.This book shows much more action but it is still able to keep its great storyline without there being one bad part.The best part to me had to be when charlie uses the timetwister to discover most of his families history.
I just finished this book recently this past week on my flight home from Florida. Again, Charlie Bone grabs my attention and I was happy to find out Henry Yewbeam is Charlie's ancestor at the beginning of the book. The best part was when Charlie enters a photo of a menacing looking wizard named Skarpo. I highly recommend this book for 6th graders and up!
Stephanie Watson
these books are great for all ages. it requires a certain love for fiction to read them but everyone should give them a try. these are wonderful!
I read the first few Books when they were released, and have decided to revisit, and finish, the series now that I'm older, and don't care so much that I shouldn't be reading kids books.

The second book in the series is, to me, far more interesting than the first. It's more a part two than a book two, in a lot of ways, and all the slogging through world building is done. Charlie does a bit more in this one, and the lines of good vs evil are clearly drawn, so you know exactly who you should be ch
This was a fabulous continuation to the story made only better with the addition of new characters. I enjoy how Nimmo persists with unlocking subtle secrets of Bloor's Academy and its various odd and mysterious residents. I equally liked how Uncle Paton becomes a more substantial character in the plot, developing a more synergetic relationship with his great-nephew, Charlie Bone, thus making Paton more amiable overall. The "Dark Lady" plays a more prominent part as well, and out of a few possibl ...more
Elliana Lyttle
This book really shows the true meaning of family. It shows how even your ancestors are important and need a little helping hand. Charlie goes back to school after summer break and runs into one of his ancestors that went missing years ago. Charlie finds out that his name is henry and that he is his great grandpa's brother. Charlie keeps Henry hidden and takes care of him until he can find a way to get Henry back to his own decade. This book is better then the first of the series even thou I sti ...more
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My 10 year old daughter & I read this 2nd book of the series. In this story, Charlie Bone meets his 11 year old relative, Henry Yewbeam. Henry mysteriously appears at Bloor's Academy wearing outdated clothes & speaking unlike the other kids his age. Strange? Not when you find out he is from the past.
Decades ago, Henry's evil cousin, Ezekiel, rolled a Time Twister to him while he played marbles. Henry was mesmerized by the beautiful glowing ball & d
In this installment of the Children of the Red King series, you get a little more hint of the history of the red king, but once again, the primary plot of the book is weak. The biggest problem with this book for me was the lack of motivation for all of the crimes/sins/evil doings of the evil doers. The author just doesn't bother.

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BreAnna Long
Initial thoughts on completion:
Once again, this was an enjoyable story and a great diversion from everyday normal life. The same familiar characters are back and we get to meet a few new ones. The subject of time travel is always an interesting one, though I'm not sure it was very well thought out, as I could see some loopholes in the logic of it. I wish she had answered a bit more definitively whether it was indeed possible to travel back in time, or whether the twister only brought one forward
It's the year 1916 and Henry and James Yewbeam have been sent to live at Bloor's Academy with their Uncle Gideon Bloor because their sister Daphne has Diphtheria. One day Henry is alone playing marbles when his cousin Zeke rolls a marble known as the "Time Twister" towards him. Henry can't resist the beautiful marble, but when he grabs it, he is propelled almost ninety years into the future. Fortunately, he meets his cousin Charlie Bone who hides him so the Bloor's can't find him. It's not easy, ...more
An Odd1
"Charlie Bone & the Time Twister" #2 is by Jenny Nimmo. In England's Bloor Academy for endowed children, a magic marble sends Henry from 1916 to the present, where Charlie and pals hide him. I don't like how the time traveller carelessly trips into danger, and the too powerful mean Yewbeam side of the family. Finally, Emma's bird-shape, Tancred's storm, and good guys team up to overcome hypnotic Manfred and beast-shifter Asa. Our hero's own listening to pictures grows; his mind can now step ...more
I was a smidge bit disappointed in the second book of the CHARLIE BONE series. Maybe the first book was so cute that I really got my hopes up. The second book wasn't BAD it just wasn't as fun as the first book and a lot of the old characters from the first bit were somewhat on the boring side. They didn't really develop any.

But, considering that from the end of the first book to the beginning of the second book there was only a time lapse of the Christmas holiday season, the characters didn't re
Kage Leetham Pd. 4
Charlie Bone and the Time Twister.
Author: Jenny Nimmo
Genre: ?
Henry and James Yewbeam have been Sent to live at Bloors' Academy. Henry Was playing with marbles and He found a white one. He stared at it and He traveled through Time. He goes into the Future. He meets a Boy named Charlie, He is one of Henry's relatives. He tries to help Henry Get back to his Own time, but they don't know how to work the Time Twister. They go through and Adventure during the book. At the end Henry
Danielle Smiley
I am so hooked on this series! Book 2 starts with the new term at Bloors and all the amazing creativities and quirkinesses of book 1 are returned to us two-fold. We get to see even more back story to the characters we have grown to love or those we love to hate. And we get to meet new characters with their own special back stories. I especially enjoyed seeing the Flames again and meeting Cook.

There's a new mystery to be solved and an old mystery that continues to haunt Charlie. I loved the uniq
Felita Hardigaloeh
dalam seri charlie bones ini diceritakan bahwa salah satu kakek buyut charlie nyasar ke zaman charlie lwt mesin waktu. charlie sempat kaget, kakek buyutnya ini masih berusia sebelas tahun dan perawakannya mirip charlie. kenapa sang kakek, James, yg notebene bukan anak yg diberkahi bisa nyasar? dan bagaimana usaha charlie mengembalikan sang kakek? ditambah kepala sekolah akademi dan putranya yg jahat mengincar James.

munculnya james di zaman modern tsb diceritakan di awal bab buku. supaya pembaca
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Feb 20, 2012 Andrew rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who didn't mind reading a book from the Teen and Young Reader's section
Recommended to Andrew by: No one.
I found myself loving this sequel more than the 1st instalment. Charlie Bone once again is faced with a dilemma. Only this time, it's nearly 100 years in the making. Because of their closeness in age, Charlie refers to the misplaced boy, Henry, as his cousin.

Henry is one of Charlies' ancestors from the early 1900s, who's older cousin sends him to the future. In this case, the present time for Charlie and his classmates. Charlie's aunts are not too happy when they figure out that Henry is 'back.'
Elliot S.
I thought that this book was a little disappointing. The first book was great, but this one wasn't that interesting. I had lost most of my interest in the book near the middle. In this book, Charlie Bone and his friends discover a boy who had traveled in time. That boy's name was Henry, and he was supposed to be Charlies Uncle. When Ezekiel Bloor was a child, he thought he had gotten rid of Henry for sure after he sent his cousin Henry spinning through time; but when Henry reappears in Bloor's a ...more
Bodhi K.

I have recently read Charlie Bone and the Time Twister by Jenny Nimmo. This book is about a young buy named Charlie. Charlie goes to a school called Bloors's Academy because he is endowed. There was once a red king. The red king was a magician and could do cool things such as move things with his mind, hypnotize, talk to animals, and much more. The red king had ten children and the children inherited some of the red king's majical traits. Then the children had their kids. and then the
Linda Jaejoong
Diesmal muss Charlie seinen Verwandten Henry Yewbeam retten. Er ist vor langer Zeit in der Zeit verschollen und hat nun den Weg zurück gefunden. Charlie und seine Freunde müssen all ihre Kräfte bündeln um Henry vor seinen Feinden zu beschützen und ihn sicher nach Hause zu bringen!!

Band 1 fand ich schon super und Band 2 hat ihm in nichts nachgestanden. Alle sympathischen und unsympathischen Figuren aus Band 1 waren auch wieder dabei und natürlich kamen auch ein paar neue hinzu. Henry hat mir so l
What I liked:
-Secondary Characters. I love the different types of powers, and I like that some of them are obviously more useful than others. There’s a diverse cast and it seems to be pretty balanced with male and female characters. However, I dislike how young some of these characters are. Even when I was that age and reading these books for the first time, I didn’t connect with them. I’d like it if they were all a few years older.
-Paton. He’s a favorite of mine, and I like how his power inconv
Yovano N. (Opan)

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Henry Yewbeam, yang hidup pada tahun 1916 dijebak oleh Ezekiel Bloor, sepupunya yang jahat, untuk melihat ke dalam kelereng ajaib yang ternyata adalah Time Twister (Mesin Waktu) sehingga Henry terdampar di masa depan, di masa ketika Charlie Bone hidup dan bersekolah di Bloor’s Academy. Secara kebetulan Charlie menyaksikan kemunculan Henry, sosok yang hampir mirip dengannya itu. Wajar saja jika Charlie mirip dengan Henry, karena anak ters
In this well-crafted, fascinating fantasy world, the soul and body rest as one. This book starts out a whole century before Charlie Bone's time period where his ancestor, Henry Bone is playing marbles with his little brother, James Bone. But James had to go after a while leaving Henry alone. Then, a luminous, glowing marble displays a century earlier. Little did Henry know that he would be time traveling into the future after touching the marble. He meets Charlie who help him with the cost of hi ...more
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Jenny Nimmo was born in Windsor, Berkshire, England and educated at boarding schools in Kent and Surrey from the age of six until the age of sixteen, when she ran away from school to become a drama student/assistant stage manager with Theater South East. She graduated and acted in repertory theater in various towns and cities: Eastbourne, Tunbridge Wells, Brighton, Hastings, and Bexhill.

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“Waiting and hoping is a hard thing to do when you've already been waiting and hoping for almost as long as you can bear it.” 216 likes
“Dad will come back,' said Charlie quietly.
When Mrs Bone turned to him, she didn't look sad at all, in fact she was smiling.
'You know, Charlie, I'm beginning to believe you,' she said. 'After what happened to Henry, I can believe almost anything.”
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