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Every time Caleb hears a saying, it happens to him. Pockets with watches appear on his shirt when his mum mentions “pockets of time”. He soon finds himself in Brumantia, where you can be thrown in prison for a crime like “being in someone else's shoes” or end up in hospital with your “fingers crossed” or “sides split”. And just think what “you're all over the place” can do ...more
Paperback, 82 pages
Published September 7th 2012 by FeedARead Publishing
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Morris
Mar 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
“In a Pocket of Time” is a wonderful fantasy adventure for children and middle readers that is based around commonly heard idioms. It has a fast pace that is guaranteed to keep kids engaged, as well as likable characters that are surprisingly well-developed for such a short book. The world is fun and full of mystery, adding to the fun.

I recommend this book for all children, as it is exceptionally good at explaining the meanings of idioms in a simple to understand way. “In a Pocket of Time” would
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Melissa I
Feb 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: kids, parents, adults, adults with & without kids
Recommended to Melissa by: Saw it listed in the goodreads giveaways & used Kindle unlimited to read it
Shelves: 2015-read
I saw this book in the giveaways tonight and seeing on the book page it being 84 pages I thought it best to use my kindle unlimited to read it rather than entering. I Love the cover which is what caught my attention so I missed the age range on it, but I don't care because I loved it. I had 'zero' idea that it was for young children. I've read many children's books and YA so it took reading the first page or two to realize this was way out of my age range, however, OMG!!, It is one of the sweete ...more
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Dec 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Caleb is a smart boy who loves to tinker with all sorts of things; he’s even built a little robot that uses a pager to leave messages. The one thing that Caleb doesn’t understand is idioms. When Caleb overhears his mom say “pockets of time,” he is surprised when his shirt magically has lots of pockets, each holding a miniature watch. This incident is just
the beginning of the adventures that Caleb has as he is whisked off to the land of Brumantia where anytime an adult says an idiom it becomes re
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Soobie's scared
I got this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

2,5 stars, to be honest.

This is a book about idioms but it's dressed as a sort of fantasy adventure.

The idea of a book about idioms is really nice. Those are always the hardest part to learn when you're studying a foreign language. I mean, while you were reading the story of Caleb you were actually learning new idioms without struggling.

At the same time, the story behind it was a bit weak. I felt as if there were some links I missed and for
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Irobot
Feb 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is brilliant! I got so carried away and wish it wouldn’t end. Hope there’ll be a sequel soon!
Sarah
Dec 31, 2014 marked it as to-read
I have won a copy of this book from Goodreads Giveaways. After I've had a chance to read it and formulate my thoughts, I'll post an honest review. Stay tuned!
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This is a good book for kids learning idioms but the ending is quite a let down as there is too much left unanswered that should have been the climax of the book.
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Helen Matthews is an editor at a business consultancy. She lives in Hertfordshire (UK) with her husband and young family. Her debut novel In A Pocket Of Time was published in 2012. Now working on two new novels and some short stories.