The Green Futures of Tycho

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Macmillan, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 128 pages
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When eleven-year-old Tycho discovers that the mysterious egg-shaped object he dug up in his garden is a time travel device, he can’t resist using his newfound power. Soon he is jumping back and forth in time, mostly to play tricks on his bossy older brothers and sister. But every time he uses the device, he notices that things are different when he gets back—and the futures he visits are getting darker and scarier. Then Tycho comes face-to-face with the most terrible thing of all: his grown-up self. Can Tycho prevent the terrible future he sees from coming true?

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Great for kids just discovering Time Travel stories, and great fun for me, too. Sleator can be counted on, in every story, to come up with twisted perspectives that I've never seen considered before. Highly recommended to all but the most cynical and snooty speculative fiction readers. Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

An odd, egg-shaped object, planted by aliens in the mesozoic swamp, is found about 80 million years later by Tycho Tithonis, an eleven-year-old digging in his garden. (Tycho's name, and those of his ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

For more than thirty years, William Sleator has thrilled readers with his inventive books. His House of Stairs was named one of the best novels of the twentieth century by the Young Adult Library Services Association. He divides his time between homes in Boston and rural Thailand.

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