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Noah lives for piloting spaceships through time, dodging killer robots and saving Earth’s animals from extinction. Life couldn’t be better. However, the twelve-year-old time traveler soon learns it could be a whole lot worse. His mom is abducted and taken to thirty-first century Mars; his dad becomes stranded in the Ice Age; and Noah is attacked at every turn by a foe bent...more
Paperback, 2nd, 320 pages
Published July 22nd 2013 by Evolved Publishing (first published August 12th 2011)
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Anjana
Noah Zarc (Mammoth Trouble) by D. Robert Please is a truly exuberant novel about a twelve year old boy's adventures in a post-apocalyptic world. Noah, along with his family, is on a mission (known as Animal Rescue Cruiser Project) to save the animals from the Earth's past - which is headed towards destruction - and bring them to the future to re-populate the Earth of Noah's time.

All goes well until one day, Noah's parents' ship 'Moses' returns from one of their rescue missions without them. Hav...more
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I never thought I would enjoy a book written for children as much as I did “Noah Zarc”. What first caught my eye, is the beautiful and appropriate book cover. If I saw it on a shelf in a bookstore, I would’ve purchased it right there and then.

It’s an adventure-filled book chock full of moral lessons for children of a slightly more advanced reader’s age (middle schoolers), but I would recommend this lovely book to young and old alike. Themes such as not letting your disability hold you back, conc...more
Susan Quinn
Noah Zarc (Mammoth Trouble) by D. Robert Pease is a rollicking space adventure that jumps through time with the Zarc family as they try to save animals (yes, two by two) from Earth's past to repopulate a planet barren of animal life. Noah Jr. is busy getting in trouble for unscheduled tests of his thermsuit when his parents fail to return from a mission to the Ice Age. Noah and his brainy brother and teenage sister jump through time and space to try to rescue their parents only to find that Hoan...more
Vickie

I really enjoyed this book. It had many themes: time travel, how we define disability, the environment, extinction, family, friendship, our relationship with nature and animals, and choice.

I thought it was interesting that the hero was a paraplegic. We are told: “I was born without the use of both of my legs. The only time I feel free is when I’m piloting a ship.” Our hero finds himself frustrated by his own body, which limits him, but he appears to be a born pilot. Through this he finds confide...more
Renee
Noah Zarc: Mammoth Trouble is the first book in a science fiction series following the time-traveling, world-hopping adventures of Noah Zarc and his family. Noah is a twelve-year old boy who is part of a family of animal rescuers attempting to re-populate Earth in the 31st century following a natural disaster of epic proportions known as the Great Cataclysm. In the future, we discover that humans are forced to flee Earth and colonize Venus and Mars. When we first meet the “Zarcs” (Noah Sr. and H...more
Flora Bateman
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

This was a wonderful book with so many messages. Noah Zarc is a paraplegic who is part of a family whose mission it is to go back in time to retrieve animals to repopulate an earth that we made uninhabitable. And of course there's a bad guy working against them to make sure they don't succeed. Noah is a very resourceful, very capable 12 yr old that shows that being a paraplegic doesn't make you incapable. Over the course of thi...more
Megan
Nov 16, 2012 Megan rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: teens, boys, pre-teens, ya fans
I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway.

PS - I love the new cover so much more than the old one.

***There are spoilers in this post***

Noah Zarc is a 12-year-old time-traveling pilot who helps collect two of each species of animal for the future earth, along with his family. The title and character name are not in the least a subtle tribute to the Noah's Ark story, which is essentially what this story is loosely founded on. While I appreciate the pun, I do wish it had been more subtle only because...more
Christopher Godsoe
've decided to do something a little different for my review of Noah Zarc: Mammoth Trouble. As this book is geared towards readers in the Middle School Grade level, I decided to see if my 10 year old son Skyler (Grade 6) would like to offer up his views on it as well. His review is located just after mine, and I can't stress enough how proud I am of what he came up with, he really did an incredible job. But without further ado, here is my review for Noah Zarc: Mammoth Trouble!

Let's start this r...more
Tricia Kristufek
Team Zarc!

Noah Zarc is about a 12 year old paraplegic boy who travels throughout space and time on a mission to repopulate Earth with animals from all suitable time periods. With his family - Mom, Dad, brother Hamilton and sister Sam - Noah pilots the ARC (Animal Rescue Cruiser) while trying to stop Haon from preventing the re-population of all the animals on Earth.

I must admit to judging a book by it's cover but being totally wrong. What I thought was going to be a tad bit cheesy story about a...more
Denae
I wasn't sure what to expect with this one. I was afraid the book would make fun of the Bible and the true account of Noah's Arc. While this book did mention the original Noah, it was respectful and just referred to the story as a historical tale.

The main character, Noah Zarc, Jr., is a 12-year-old troublemaker and paraplegic. He's stubborn and has a big heart for any creature in danger. I loved him.

The time travel was very well done. Often a book with try to explain things away with time travel...more
Karen Pokras Toz
What do you get when you combine a 12 year old who can time travel through outer space, a family who wants to save Earth’s animals, and a cave girl who has never been to Mars? You get Noah Zarc: Mammoth Trouble – a fun and action packed book that both kids and adults will love.

I have to admit – Science Fiction never really peaked my interest. In fact, I may be the only person who has never seen Star Wars (It’s true!) So, nobody was more surprised than I was, when I found myself not being able to...more
Lissette
Noah Zarc was born without the use of his legs, yet he does not let this fact deter him from enjoying life to the fullest extent. He harbors a passion for piloting spaceships, a reality that his parents have made possible whenever they travel back through time to save Earth's animals from dying out completely. You see, the Earth can no longer sustain human life. At least not yet. Not until it's atmosphere is brought back under control in order to do so, a feat that Noah and his family hope to ac...more
Debbie Smith
Finding good science fiction books to recommend to my junior high students can be a challenge. So many of the books in this genre are written for a more mature reader and often contain strong language or adult situtations that are just inappropriate for a younger teenage reader. After reading the synopsis I was intrigued and a bit hopeful about this novel "Noah Zarc: Mammoth Trouble" as it had a 12 year old hero and I decided to enter the giveaway. I was excited to hear I was a Goodreads winner...more
Frank
An incredible journey of space and time travel from the eyes of a 12 year old. This is fun and excitement at its best. And although he is a wheel chair bound paraplegic he is also a space ship pilot and time traveler. His, and his family's mission is to collect the "ancient" animals of earth, now (3100AD)depleted of all animal life, and return them to the Universe. D. Robert Rease does a marvelous job in bringing the character's and places and action to life; to be lived by the reader. And if yo...more
Donna
Personally, I LOVED this story. A fantastic adventure. 12 year old paraplegic Noah Zarc lives in both the future and the past. Being a lover of physics and cosmology, this was fascinating to me. Also fascinating was the way Noah didn't allow his handicap to hold him back. Handicap? No Way!! Noah had a really cool mag chair to help him zip around.
Noah and his family, the Zarc's go through time collecting animals to protect them from extinction, (get it--Noah Zarc---Noah's Arc) They use a space/t...more
Den
20.12.11 - Not usually into space travel - sci-fi type books but I'm enjoying this one. Already read 150 pages and it only seems like I have read 50. This would appeal to lots of people. A real page-turner.

24.12.11 - It is all about a young teen and his family who travel through time to collect two of each of God's creatures. During this adventure he has to avoid killer robots and learns his dad is not his dad. One dad is trying to kill him and the other gets left behind in the Ice Age.... mean...more
Suzanne
My son and I read this book together and he enjoyed it very much. Looking through my sons perspective he was impressed with a spaceship full of extinct animals and he loved the time travel aspect of the story. We weren't so sure about the whole idea of the cave girl assimilating into Noah's world what seemed to be a little too easy. My son gave me every reason why that was not possible but he said for the sake of Noah he was willing to overlook that. All in all we enjoyed the book and look forwa...more
Kim Heimbuch
Where was this book when I was a kid when I just never could wrap my imagination around the Sci-Fi genre? Be prepared for both boys and girls, and yourself, to easily be captured and taken deep into the Fantasy and Sci-Fi genre and never want to look back. Author D. Robert Pease is the Orson Scott Card of juvenile Sci-Fi and those reader’s who fell in love with Ender’s Game and his story will undeniably be hooked on the many adventures of Noah Zarc.
Noah Zarc: Mammoth Trouble is the story of Noah...more
Awesome Indies Reviewers
A cataclysm in the far past of the opening of this book has killed all the animals on Earth and rendered the earth uninhabitable. People escaped to Mars, and later to Venus. In the present day of the story, the Zarc family has been granted the right to time travel and are in the process of going through time to gather two of every animal that ever lived, in the hope that the animals will be reintroduced to the healing Earth and populate it again. Standing in their way is Haon, who believes Earth...more
Stacie
Noah Zarc is a highly imaginative science fiction adventure filled with amazing gadgets, incredible time travel, and of course an evil villain set on destroying it all.

Noah is living the life most 12-year-old kids dream about and his life aboard a spaceship couldn't be better. Earth is in trouble and Noah and his family are on a mission to save the creatures by bringing them to the sanctuary they have created in outer space. Things seem to be going as planned, until Noah's mom and dad fail to re...more
Melanie
Noah is 12 years old and a paraplegic (can't use his legs). He also lives in the future (31st Century) and has a brother, Hamilton, and a sister, Sam. His family travels through time to collect two animals of every kind.Their mission is to rescue Earth's animals from extinction and they use an ARC (Animal Rescue Cruiser) to do that. Earth is uninhabitable so they currently live on Mars.

While his parents are on a mission, they get trapped in the Ice Age. When the kids get to their location, they...more
DelAnne Frazee
Title: Noah Zarc - Mammoth Trouble - Noah Zarc Book 1
Author: D Robert Pease
Publisher: Evolved Publishing
Published:
ISBN: 13-978-1-62253-403-6
E-Book ASIN: B00DOE8Q0
Pages: 214
Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Post Apocalyptic, Young Adult, Dystopian, Time Travel, Fantasy
Overall Rating: Great
Reviewed For: Mother Daughter Book Blast Tour
Reviewer: DelAnne


When you read this story think of Noah's Ark set in in the distant future when time travel is common place. In such a time the Earth has been ravaged and...more
Erik This Kid Reviews Books
Noah Zarc and his family are on a mission. They are collecting 2 of every animal via time machine so that they aren’t extinct in the year 3024 (Noah’s home time-zone). When Noah’s mom and dad get stuck in time because someone stole their time-traveling spaceship, Noah and his older siblings go to rescue them. But, it turns out that by the time they got there (they arrived a week after the signal) that their mom was kidnapped (by the guy who stole their spaceship). And that’s not all – the evil g...more
Tina Chen
I was absolutely blown away by how well this book is written. The characters are multi-dimensional, quirky and fun, and grow significantly throughout the arc of the story. And the fact that the main character and hero of the story is paraplegic is awesome! I felt the author did an amazing job of letting the character be frustrated with his limitations at times while not letting those limitations stand in his way for even a second. The plot is tight and moves at just the right pace, both for the...more
NicoleE
This book sucked me in, almost right from the start. Noah is not as bright as his siblings (at least not in the book smarts sense), but still supremely talented in his own ways. He has enough drive and courage for all of them. As much as this book drops you into a futuristic world vastly different from our current one, you never feel lost, which can easily happen in some sci-fi books. There's something for everyone, so it's a good read for young and old alike.
Pendred Noyce
This is a fast-paced, action-packed whirlwind of a book. Twelve-year-old Noah Zarc is the youngest of three kids in a family a thousand years in the future that has a special mission: to time travel into the past and rescue earth animals doomed to extinction. This requires a great deal of zipping around in cool spacecraft among Mars, Earth, and the moon. It also requires lots of time travel and chasing people and mastodons.

Noah's parents are trying to capture Irish deer in around eight thousand...more
Billie
This review is based on a book I got for free from the publisher in a cvontest on Goodreads.

The main character in the book, Noah, just can't tet a break. Something is going on and no one else seems to notice.

In one sense it is a simple bok easily read by mid grade students but the authur does weave a compelling story so kept me entertained.

An easy read but fun none the less
Oh My Bookness
BookReview and BlogTour:
By: Brittany Perez (Oh My Bookness)
Date: May 25,2014

Noah is a 10 year old boy, who is paraplegic, and LOVES flying through space and piloting spaceships (and who wouldn't? Or at least dream of it), through time. He with his family, mother, father and 17 year old sister and his brother, don't exactly live on earth.....but mars. There is a catch the Zarc family may be from but Mars not that decade, they are a 1000 years ahead of their time, their from the future, docked in...more
Celesta Thiessen
I read this with my 10 yr old. This was a great book to read as a family. We really enjoyed the imaginative adventure! I especially liked the interesting technology and believable characters.
Ashley Howland
Wild Adventure Across Time and Space
The Earth is being recreated as a zoo. The ARC program sends the Zarc family back in time to collect two of every animal for the new Earth. However not everyone wants the Earth to only inhabit animals. Noah Zarc finds himself in the middle of an amazing mission to rescue his family and save the animals. He needs to travel across time and space, while confronting some personal truths.
As with any book about time travel there always lies some level of confusion...more
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D. Robert Pease has been interested in creating worlds since childhood. From building in the sandbox behind his house, to drawing fantastical worlds with paper and pencil, there has hardly been a time he hasn't been off on some adventure in his mind, to the dismay of parents and teachers alike. Also, since the moment he could read, books have consumed vast swaths of his life. From The Mouse and th...more
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