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World's Worst Time Machine (Paperback)

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By Dustin Brady, Dave Bardin (Illustrator)
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This fun page-turner will keep even the most reluctant reader cheering for Liam as he faces off against (and saves?!) his bully, Mason, and a gangster from 1933. Turns out The World’s Worst Time Machine makes a great story!

— Jamie


With over two million books sold, author Dustin Brady has mastered the art of hooking 8- to 12-year-olds on reading. His brand-new series keeps young readers turning the page with heart-pounding adventure, hilarious twists, and unforgettable characters.

Liam Chapman cannot believe his good fortune. He just bought a real, working time machine at a garage sale for $3. Sure, it’s labeled “World’s Worst Time Machine,” but how bad could it be?
The time machine, as it turns out, is so much worse than Liam could have imagined. First, it summons Thomas Edison, but not that Thomas Edison. This Thomas Edison is a 10-year-old aspiring gangster from 1933 who demands to be called “Tommy Twinkles” and is also very interested in robbing a bank of the future. Liam could use some help from his parents here, but unfortunately, the time machine has kidnapped them both.
To set things right, Liam and his friend Elsa must embark on an adventure full of sci-fi gadgets, real-life gangsters, and a whole lot of Cheetos.
Bestselling author Dustin Brady has made a career out of crafting fast-paced, hilarious, and wholesome adventures that parents can feel good about sharing with even the most reluctant readers. Short chapters provide a sense of accomplishment for struggling readers, while the propulsive action keeps them invested to the final page. This new series adds real-life history to the formula, making it a fun, fresh way to teach history.

About the Author

Dustin Brady writes funny, action-packed books for kids. Although he regularly gets locked out of his own accounts for forgetting passwords, Dustin still remembers the Super Mario Bros. 3 game genie code for infinite lives. It’s SLXPLOVS. Dustin lives in Cleveland, Ohio, with his wife, kids, and a small dog named Nugget.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781524877088
ISBN-10: 1524877085
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication Date: April 25th, 2023
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: World's Worst Time Machine