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Game On in Ancient Greece

(The Time Travel Guides)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  3 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Josh, Emma and Libby Binkerton return to the Good Times Travel Agency - but this time, with a plan to travel to the future, to the next Olympic Games. What could go wrong? Well, plenty! Like when the owner of the shop misunderstands and sends the children to the ancient Olympic Games instead - in fifth-century BCE Greece! The Binkertons try to make the best of things. But ...more
Hardcover, 56 pages
Published October 1st 2019 by Kids Can Press
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John Clark
Nov 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When you pair comic book-like panels with text boxes below them that fill in the history of the time and people where the fictional story takes place, you have a great combination. In this instance, Josh, Emma and Libby Binkerton are siblings. Josh wants to use the services offered by The Good Times Travel Agency to go into the future to enjoy the upcoming Olympic Games. While Mr. Pettigrew, the owner, is searching for a travel guide that will suit them, the older twins get distracted, trying to ...more
Amanda Sanders
Sep 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another in the Time Travel Guides Series. The Binkertons return to the Good Times Travel Agency because they want to go to the future to see the Olympics. Mr. Pettigrew hands them an Ancient Greece guide instead. The children start in Athens and travel to Olympia. On their adventure they and the readers learn about city states, democracy, Spartans and finally Olympics--where athletes compete in the nude. This series is written in the style of Magic School Bus with equal parts fact and fiction. I ...more
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I was born and grew up in Winnipeg —a daydreamer with her nose in a book. In my twenties, I traveled around the world, mostly by ship. Later, I moved to Vancouver, where I earned a B.A. and M.Ed. at the University of British Columbia. Among my jobs were travel agent, college teacher, instructional designer and editor.

For years, I dabbled with writing. But I didn't begin to write in earnest until

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