Friday, February 1, 2013

The Time Warp Trio #2: The Not-So-Jolly Roger

This month I read The Time Warp Trio #2: The Not-So-Jolly Roger by Jon Scieszka. It was published in 1991. I loved this book as much as the first one.

Joe, Fred, and Sam find themselves on a deserted island after Fred inserts the words “buried treasure” into Sam’s All Purpose Time Warper chant. They encounter non-other-than Blackbeard himself, who is a murderer and hilariously unstable. They have several near death experiences with Blackbeard, but convince him that they are valuable. After being taken aboard Blackbeard’s ship, they inadvertently save the day by turning a canon around. It blasts its cannonball into a ship in the Royal Navy, giving it the deathblow. Blackbeard is grateful and takes the boys to get a buried treasure of their own. Luckily, the treasure is the book they need to return home to their own time because Blackbeard, being terribly unstable, has decided they must die, again. They time-warp home just in time.

The Time Warp Trio is a series of books. I must read #3! I HIGHLY recommend this book to 2th or 3rd graders. 

List of Recommended Books by Grade:

2nd grade –
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Miss Holly Is Too Jolly, by Dan Gutman
Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
Time Warp Trio #1: Knights of the Kitchen Table by Jon Scieszka
Time Warp Trio #2: The Not-So-Jolly Roger by Jon Scieszka

3rd grade –
The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman
Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Among the Impostors by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater

4th grade –
Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry
Louisiana's Song by Kerry Madden
The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan
The Golly Whopper Games by Jody Feldman
5th grade –
Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos
Benjamin Pratt & The Keeper of the School by Andrew Clements
Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool
A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park

6th grade –
The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman
Dewey, by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter
The Wanderer by Sharon Creech
The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg
The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare

7th grade and up –
Holes by Louis Sachar
The Summer of the Swans by Betsy Byers
Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
Pendragon Book One: The Merchant of Death by D.J. MacHale
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
The Seventeen Second Miracle, by Jason F. Wright