Gideon the Cutpurse: Being the First Part of the Gideon Trilogy (The Gideon Trilogy #1)
Gideon Seymour, cutpurse and gentleman, hides from the villainous Tar Man. Suddenly the sky peels away like fabric and from the gaping hole fall two curious-looking children. Peter Schock and Kate Dyer have fallen straight from the twenty-first century, thanks to an experiment with an antigravity machine. Before Gideon and the children have a chance to gather thei...more
An accident with an anti-gravity machine transports Kate and Peter from the year 2007 back in time to 1763. The evil Tar Man steals the machine and their only way back home, Gideon Seymour befriends the children and promises to help them find their way back to the twenty-first century.
I thought this sounded like it would be a really wonderful adventure story but it d ...more
Peter feels he has been brushed off by his father yet again--and he has been. He's been waiting for his birthday treat for months, but his father always has business meetings and is too busy to spend time with him. His mother is off working in Los Angeles, far away from Peter and his father in London. The morning Peter and his father fight about it again, Margrit, the Au Pair, takes Peter with her to visit her friends out in the country.
These frien ...more
Whatever her experience she has clearly pulled it all together. The main characters are well developed, which isn't always the case in the first book of a series, and there are lots of interesting secondary chara ...more
The story, characters, writing, even the semi-logic behind the time travel were brilliant.
Peter's father has important business to attend to and sends Peter with their housekeeper to her friend's family farm in the country. The Dyer family is a big family whose siblings are all very tight with one another. Dr. Dyer, a scientist, has an anti-gravity machine at his lab. When Kate, Peter, and Kate's dog, Molly, go with him to the lab, a accident with the machine sends Peter and ...more
Important note: there are two versions if the Gideon books. The British version and the American version. The first book is "Gideon the Cutpurse" (British version) and "The Time Travelers" (American version). The second book in the trilogy is "The Tar Man" (British version) and "The Time Thief" (American version). Be careful no ...more
The book revolves around Peter Schock, Kate Dyer and Gideon Seymour. There are a few other main characters, but I think these three are the most important. So when Peter's dad breaks his promise (a birthday promise to Peter no less), Peter ends ...more
As a first book, The Time Travelers was a bit cumbersome. The story was a lot of fun and I was digging the characters, but I found her style was a bit stilted. It was almost as if she was attributing a 7 year olds' way of reading to her 9-13 year old ...more
-First off, it was really boring. The author left NOTHING out, even the most boring and mundane details that we really didn't need to know. I found this book to be overly long.
-I really disliked Kate. All she did was cry, over the silliest things, and that really bugged me. I just felt that it was a really weak wom ...more
This book was basically about two modern British children who accidentally go back in time to 1763, and have to ...more
This is a review for the entire trilogy.
The Gideon Trilogy is a well-told story that keeps you coming back for more. I had a hard time putting the books down, especially the first two. Buckley-Archer is compared to J.K Rowling. I wouldn't go THAT far, but it is a good, entertaining story.
The character development is decent. I read this trilogy after reading the amazing 100 Cupboards Trilogy which has phenomenal character development, so try as I may, it was hard to ...more
1. The beautiful cover art sucks you in
2. The cover blurb that states "For kids who love Harry Potter" - Entertainment Weekly
I might not be the target audience but I do enjoy young adult reads most of the time. The back of the book tells us that Peter and Kate manage to land themselves in 1763 due to an accident with an anti-gravity machine. They now somehow need to find their way back to their own time!
This could have been wonderful but everythi ...more
Book annoyed me, maybe because I'm too old to read it. My sister sort of liked it--she's twelve.
I was told it would give J.K. Rowling a run for her money, that if I liked that, I would love this. They. Lied. To. Me. Somewhere J.K. Rowling chuckled as she read that and thought: Yeah, right. Thing is, because I'm stubborn and like to punish myself, I actually finished the book. What's wrong with me? Anyway, the real review, the more refined review, will come later.
But first, anot ...more
ternyata ga gitu seru, ending biasa aja dan ngegantung, berlanjut di buku ke-2. ada bagian lucu, ada yg seru, tapi ending nya terlalu simpel.. td nya kirain gideon bakal banyak berperan, keahliannya sendiri cuma 'tampil' 1x pas rebut kalung, tapi ga ada hubungannya dengan cara peter dan kate balik ke abad 21. malah sebaliknya, peter dan kate yang selamatin gideon..
big plus nya si jack, lucu ngebayangin si 'master kecil' ini :D
dan setting abad ke 18 nya yang menarik =) ...more