Monday, February 8, 2010

Cosmic Repair Boys and When the Whistle Blows

Hey, all you reader guys, you get two reviews for the price of one today. The first is from that awesome reviewer Michael:

Rodney and Wayne: Cosmic Repair Boys, book 1 The Age Altertronby by Mark Dunn
Rodney and Wayne live in a town that has been taken over by an unidentified force and is trapped in a force field. The force gives the town unexpected tests to see how the residents will react. Lately, everything is peach colored (except the peaches). After that passes, Rodney and Wayne go to visit their old mad scientist friend who has made a time machine that he calls the Age Altertron. It malfunctions and sends everybody in the city from infancy to old age in just a few days. The old professor is now 115 and can't move! Will Rodney and Wayne be able to fix the Altertron before it's too late?

Thanks again, Michael! You find the coolest books.
The second review is from me, the CARLMAN, and it's about another rare and wonderful book, When the Whistle Blows by Fran Cannon Slayton. It's a very terrific book! It's hard to find enough good things to say about it. It's set in a real town, Rowlesburg, West Virginia, although the characters are fictitious. The story traces young Jimmy Cannon's life from 1943-1949. Jimmy's family works for the railroad, as just about everybody else does in that small town, and Jimmy's convinced that he'll drop out of school and work on the steam engines just like his older brothers. His dad won't have it because he thinks major changes are coming that'll change everything. Will Jimmy listen to his dad or not? You'll have to read to find out. And you'll be really glad you did because there are a lot of unforgettable stories here--the Halloween pranks at the cemetery, the meetings of The Society, how a new principal tries to stop First Day, and the county championship football game. This is another one you'll want to read and reread throughout your lives, guys. DON'T MISS IT!!

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