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The Door To Time (Ulysses Moore #1)

3.88 of 5 stars 3.88  ·  rating details  ·  2,373 ratings  ·  238 reviews
In a house on the coast of England, there is a door. It hides unimaginable mysteries, unavoidable danger, and unbelievable surprises. When eleven-year-old twins Jason and Julia move into the old mansion with their family, the door is a secret - locked and hidden behind an old wardrobe. But Jason, Julia, and their friend Rick are about to discover what lies behind it?
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Published January 3rd 2006 by Brilliance Audio (first published 2004)
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I enjoyed this book...picked a brand-new copy up from the IMCPL Book Sale for $1.00. I would have liked it even better if there had still been copies for sale the next weekend. I only bought one so I could read it before deciding whether to buy some as gifts for my 4th grade students.

The book claims to be written by Ulysses Moore, but Baccalario's name does show up on the copyright page. There were a few things that annoyed me as I read - spots where some quick re-reading and revision would have
Mia Queen
Jason dan Julia, sepasang kembar anak dari pasangan Covenant pindah dari kota besar ke daerah pesisir pantai Kilmore Cove. Rumah Argo Manor yang mereka tinggali melengkapi keunikan dari kota Kilmore Cove. Rumah yang bertengger di tebing tinggi menghadap laut, deretan pepohonan diselingi bunga beraneka warna, terkesan sangat eksotis. Bagian dalamnya lain lagi, vas dari Mesir, meja dari Venesia, permadani Persia yang entah bagaimana terlihat serasi dan memberi karakter yang kuat di Argo Manor.
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Jason dan Julia, sepasang anak kembar berumur 11 tahun, baru saja pindah dari London ke sebuah rumah besar yang ada di pesisir Inggris. Rumah baru mereka dipenuhi dengan terowongan-terowongan yang simpang siur dan perabotan-perabotan aneh dari segala penjuru dunia. Semuanya itu membuat mereka tidak sabar untuk segera menjelajahinya dan mengetahui semua rahasianya. Tak lama berada di rumah itu, Jason, J
Keluarga Covenant baru saja pindah ke kota kecil bernama Kilmore Cove dan membeli sebuah rumah bernama Argo Manor. Rumah itu unik dan elegan, terpisah dari bangunan2 lain di kota Kilmore Cove, berada di atas tebing yang tinggi dan bawahnya adalah lautan. Rumah itu dulu didiami oleh seorang tua yang tak pernah keluar rumah hampir sepanjang hidupnya, nama orang itu adalah Ulysses Moore. Keluarga Covenant memiliki sepasang anak kembar yaitu Jason dan Julia, Jason yang suka berkhayal dan berpetualan ...more
Sq.Hill Library
I loved this book! It was a fast-paced good read, great for summer-time or weekends. Plus, it is the first in a series so it is easy for kids to keep on reading! 11 year old twins Julia and Jason move into Argo Manor with their parents; an old masion on the English Sea Shore. (yes, i seem to be on a british kick, see my last review...) Is it haunted? Is there a treasure waiting to be found? What's up with the caretaker? There are so many cool questions and possibilities that it is hard to put it ...more
In Pierdomenico Baccalario’s book The Door to Time, he wanted to show that the dead still have influence on the living. This book takes place in the modern day England in a hidden town called Kilmore Cove. The story is told from the perspective of a boy from London named Jason, who believes in ghosts and always likes a good mystery, his twin sister: Julia, who believes that ghosts are not real and that her brother is crazy, and their new friend, Rick, who knows much of Kilmore Cove for he has l ...more
Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books)
First off, the book is marketed as being Ulysses Moore, but is actually written by someone from Italy and has been translated to English. That being said, I think there were some things lost in the translation.

Our three main characters, twins Jason and Julia and their friend Rick, are fun to follow and each of them offers something different. Julia constant sarcasm and joking keeps the mood light, but Rick irked me a bit. The twins are 11 and Rick is 12, but, at times, their dialogue and knowled
Jun 21, 2010 miaaa rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to miaaa by: e.c.h.a
curcolan sambil nunggu kick off pertandingan Spanyol vs Honduras:

- desain sampulnya keren dan ekslusif, tapi bukan ide bagus membawanya ke mana pun soalnya berat
- ceritanya asik, mengingatkan kembali ke masa kecil dan keinginan untuk berpetualang. bagiku menyusuri persawahan di dekat rumah, membantu namboru memanen kentang, atau menangkap ikan dari kolam ikan yang dikeringkan airnya, menikmati ikan bakar hasil tangkapan sendiri ditemani sambal pedas, menikmati manisnya tebu di tengah ladang samb
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Bunga Mawar
Hari itu adalah hari ulang tahun saya. Ada dua buku yang baru saya pinjam dari perpustakaan, salah satunya buku ini. Saat merapikan tas dan bersiap-siap pulang, ternyata saya baru tersadar tidak bisa pulang saat itu juga, karena kabel rol yang cocok untuk menyetrum kembali laptop saya yang baterainya menipis, sedang dipinjam untuk rapat SMA yang baru akan dimulai di kelas sebelah.

Keluarlah buku ini dari dalam tas, sambil melirik jam di depan kelas, 15.50 waktu Parung, isi halaman demi halaman te
Bonnie Gayle
Jan 26, 2008 Bonnie Gayle rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of adventurous puzzle and journey children's books
This book wasn't anything groundbreaking, and the whole of it felt like the lead up to what the series is really about, but it was adventurous, and followed the puzzle and journey format that made up what I liked about The DaVinci Code.

A new family, including 11-year-old twins Julia and Jason, has moved into a mansion on the English coast, called Argo Manor. The previous tenant was named Ulysses Moore, and the whole town was curious about him for various reasons.

One weekend, when Julia and Jaso
Sandra Stiles
Eleven year old twins Jason and Julia have moved from London to an old mansion on the English coast. Jason loves their new house. He has been researching the paranormal and is sure that their new home is haunted. Julia would rather be shopping at the mall. They have only made one friend in their new town. For years,Rick has been fascinated with the old mansion that his new friends live in. He has never had an opportunity to go inside until he is invited to visit while the twin’s parents return t ...more
Lady Knight
Jun 25, 2010 Lady Knight rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of the 39 Clues series
My only complaint with this book was that it ended just when the action got going!

Jason and Julia move from London to a sleepy little seaside town in England. They move into Argo Manor, a house surrounded by mystery. Right away, they notice that the house is a little different, and along with their friend Rick begin exploring. They stumble across (or rather slide down a cliff to) a small box containing some clay balls and a message written in a strange language. After decoding the message, other
Just when the story got going it was over and “to be continued.” I don’t mind a cliffhanger in a book or tv series, but this book was left very unfinished. It was a good attempt and may get kids more interested in learning about Greek mythology and ancient languages. Some parts of the ancient language clues may be a bit over the heads of eleven year old readers. It was reminiscent of Harry Potter, The Secret Garden, and you could say it had some National Treasure/Da Vinci Code elements in it too ...more
Nilam Suri
actually, this book is not as good as its cover...

tentang dua anak kembar, jason and julia convenant, yang baru pindah dari hiruk pikuk kota london, ke sebuah kota kecil dipinggir laut bernama cornwall. they leave in a manor, named argo...the manor was huge! and just like any other old building, full of secrets and mysteries.

they spent one afternoon, along with their new best mate, rick, to conquest the manor. they were trying to find the source of the mysterious sounds that jason kept hearing,
The Door to Time doesn't have an author (Weird!). Jason and Julia, both eleven, move from busy London to an almost empty town on the coast of England. Although they are twins, they couldn't be more different. Jason is a very observant dreamer, while Julia is athletic and adventurous. And the enormous house they move into seems to have some secrets. In this book, Jason and Julia explore Argo Manor (the house), question Ulysses Moore (the former owner), and discover the world through a single door ...more
an interesting book put out by scholastic. the author appears to be italian, but his name is only listed in small print with the library of congress info at the front of the book. they have tried to make the book appear to be one of those, “this manuscript appeared at my doorstep” kind of books. there are times where the book definitely has the feel of a book not originally written in english, but they’re not too awkward. the book is about twin siblings in england who have just moved into a larg ...more
I got this from the library for my son, then started reading it myself when I was stuck without another book, and finished it the next day - that's a great part of kids' books, you can read them so fast! It was pretty fun, and I loved the illustrations. The book appears to have been translated from Italian, so there are points where it is a little stilted, but altogether it flows well and is interesting and well-written. It's obvious that it's part of a series - you are constantly reminded that ...more
Buku cerita anak-anak ini berhasil membuat Making Globalization Work-nya Joseph Stiglitz harus menunggu lebih lama lagi untuk dapat kesempatan dibaca. Saya membaca buku ini dalam terjemahan bahasa Indonesia yang diterbitkan oleh Erlangga. Keren! Seru! Tidak terasa, tidak sampai satu hari, lembar terakhir buku ini telah kelar saya baca. Dan sekarang saya harus menahan hati yang gumun karena rasa penasaran yang tidak tuntas oleh kisah petualangan yang menggantung di tengah jalan. Semoga saja Erlan ...more
Saat si kembar Jason & Julia Convenant pindah ke sebuah rumah baru "Agro Manor" rumah tersebut tidak hanya besar & indah. Rumah yang terletak di pinggir tebing di Kilmore Cove seolah mengajak mereka untuk mengeksplorasi setiap sudutnya.

Saat Jason menemukan secarik kertas di sebuah tebing di Kilmore Cove, petualangan Jason & Julia serta temannya Rick Banner, di mulai. Teka-teki demi teka teki terpecahkan dan menggiring mereka ke sebuah pintu rahasia yang menyimpan banyak misteri.

This book ended too abruptly. I would think that once they open the door to time there should be an adventure to be read, but instead, the door is opened and Bam the book is over. So I will be reading the next book, but if it ends as another cliffhanger I am going to petition the publisher to rename the books Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, etc. instead of Book 1, 2, 3... Because really there should be an adventure in the story that has to do with the title. Or they should rename the books. The first on ...more
Maria M. Elmvang
Very interesting combination of "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" and "Over Sea, Under Stone" in style and atmosphere, plus it had a bunch of riddles to solve and codes to break, which always fascinates me. Obviously aimed at a much younger audience, but it still had enough going for it to keep an older reader like me entertained ;)

Unfortunately it ends with a cliff-hanger (a pet-peeve of mine), and feels more like a part of a longer book, or an introduction/prequel than a book that's meant
Eleven-year-old twins Jason and Julia have just moved from London to an old mansion on the English coast. Their new home is filled with twisting tunnels and strange artifacts from around the world, and the twins can't wait to discover all its secrets. Before long, Jason, Julia, and their friend Rick stumble upon a mysterious-looking door hidden behind an old wardrobe. But none of the keys in the house will open it. What lies behind the door? And why has someone tried to conceal it? Jason, Julia, ...more
Khachatur Bulutyan
I like this book because there is a lot of mystery in it. It is about sister and brother and their friend trying to find out the mystery of the house that they just moved in. They face problem and a lot of them they have to thing their way out. They try to find out the mystery of Ulysses Moore. there is some parts that it gets a little scary but the whole time i was reading the book i could not but it down. I recommend you to read this book if you like mystery books and I promise you that you wi ...more
Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you my second review on goodreads ever! And before I start, let me assure you, a book must have really gotten to me in order for me to feel the need to express my excitement in this way, to write my emotions down and share them, so this is a really special one! :)
Why it has fascinated me so much? Well, maybe because I didn’t start it with much expectation. I was looking for a book to take my mind away and this book was so much more than what I had asked for! A
Ira  Marby
Jason dan Julia Covenant adalah dua orang saudara kembar dengan sifat yang sangat bertolak belakang. Mereka baru saja pindah dari London ke sebuah rumah antik yang misterius, Argo Manor, di pinggiran kota pesisir, Kilmore Cove.

Bagi Jason, tentu ini pengalaman yang menantang, sejak pertama kali melihat rumah tersebut, Jason tau akan menemukan petualangan seru disana. Tapi tidak dengan kembaran nya, Julia. Julia tipikal gadis remaja kota yang senang kemajuan dan hiruk pikuk kota. Dan karena itulah

First book in the series.

There are Jason and Julia, a pair of twins hailed from London, moving into the old Argo mansion on the English coat. The place is as beautful as it is haunting as it whispers mysteries, encourages exploration and attracts less-than-noble visitors. The twins quickly make friend with a local boy named Rick who share their curious spirit and the three of them waste no time to immerse themselves into the secrets of the mansion, one of which will land them to faraway countri
This is a bit hohum for adults. Most of the problems seem to get solved rather easily and it is not really essential that the children do solve them except that it might enlighten them about whether the huge house they have moved Into is haunted and why.
Underneath that though is a threat from a ruthless woman that she might somehow deprive them of the house.
None of this has been shared with their parents of course. It's a bit like Famous Five in some respects.
I found the translation mostly fine
We all decided we liked this book. It is a good combination of mystery and fantasy. The characters are believable and it was exciting to follow them in their quest to solve coded messages and the mystery of Argo Manor. We were all disappointed with the ending of this book. It is the first book in a series so we know there is supposed to be more to the story, but Jason, Julia and Rick had just succeeded in figuring out how to use the ship and it was the end of the book.
Eleven year old twins Jason and Julia have just moved into a new home and invite a friend over to explore. After nearly falling off of a cliff, Jason finds a box in a hole in the side of the cliff. This turns out to be the first of many clues that the children solve in hopes of finding a treasure. What they find is a mysterious boat the magically transports them to Ancient Egypt. This is a quick read that would have appeal to young boys who enjoyed the 39 Clues series.
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P. D. BACCALARIO was born in Acqui Terme, a beautiful little town in the Piedmont region of Northern Italy. He grew up in the middle of the woods with his three dogs and his black bicycle. He loves seeing new places and discovering new lifestyles, although, in the end, he always returns to the comfort of familiar ones.
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