When you think time travel, most people including myself would have first thought of Doctor Who, but after reading this book, this will most definitely keep coming to mind. Views Read Edit View history. On a side note, I’ll be MIA in the blogosphere in the next few days. This page was last edited on 8 February , at Because their parents who give magic shows on cruise ships are often on the road,the children are left in the care of their uncle, a distracted scientist who spends the majority of his time in his attic laboratory. I think the news was all over Twitter and once I read the synopsis, I was immediately hooked.

Ali Sparkes has such a creative way of making you fall in love with all her characters in such a short amount of time, and I’ll definitely be reading more of her books! Admittedly, it’s written for younger readers, and that’s obvious. Ben and Rachel are from the 21st century, whereas Freddy and Pollie are from the 50s, and are forced to adapt to everything that we would find more than usual. I decided to postpone reading this as I’ve received some more new books. They have to have the usual introduction to tabloid newspapers, microwave ovens and everything else, but the differences between times then and times now are done better and subtler than ever before. I usually figure things out fast, but it took me a while to guess why their father had left them there.

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This is not exactly the full truth, but it’s better than what the world thinks happened — the newspapers once they vanished suggested the father murdered them and fled. The books are chosen by children, so these are books kids will really enjoy.

Rachel tells her that ideas about women have changed since the s, hinting at a possible feminist line to the plot. I loved it and I can’t believe I put off reading it for so long, because it is now one of my favourite books, and probably will be for quite a while.

It was a good thing I couldn’t read as much as I normally do so I could savour it a while longer. She finds a torchpicks the lock of the boot with a hairgrip and sprays antiseptic into the librarian’s eyes.

With great effort, they turn the wheel, causing the lid to slide open, revealing a ladder leading down into an underground shelter. Also, it was the perfect pace and I could not put it down at all. Can Polly and Freddy adapt to the twenty-first century? From teaching the young, rather out-dated Polly and Freddy about life in the 21st century and trying not to get bullied to dodging shady government chaps.


Feb 21, Connor Foster-Nesbit rated it really liked it Shelves: Nov 06, Elisa rated it it was amazing. Why would their father leave them f Ben and Rachel Corder are sure they’re in for the longest, dullest summer ever, until they discover an underground vault at the bottom of their garden with an amazing secret inside – two children from the s who have been asleep for decades.

Frozen in Time by Ali Sparkes. Things change, we just don’t notice for a long time because we’re living it day to day. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Ben and Rachel are staying in their house with their dreary old uncle when the TV satellite breaks and the TV explodes. I found this very funny and amusing. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

The level of trust we share with the author in this read is to the fore, for we just cannot predict to what conclusion she will carry her characters.

And just to let you know: You can tell Ali had great fun writing it. I’m actually really want to try this one out. Thanks for the heads up! And of all the possible pop songs for them to be struck by over the last ten years, Sparkes hits what must be the absolute ideal. What was the first thing Freddy and Polly saw? They know it will only be for an hour or two, so there’s nothing to worry about Frozen in Time is one of the few that’s done this, and it did not disappoint me. Great story about Poppy and Freddy frozen in time in ‘s and being woken up in This is a fun book full of adventure and excitement.

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Emerson Freddy and Polly’s fatherbut Freddy and Polly may not live to find answers. Great fast paced story! How is cryonic suspension even possible? They enlist the help of the librarian, who turns out to be a double agent. I used to love this sort of story too, you’ve really plog me want to read it! Blue Peter book of the Year for 9- 12 yo.

Finished this book after restarting it yesterday. Polly and Freddy’s reactions to present day things are hysterical.


All of the characters managed to come into their own as the book went on, which was wonderful to see. When you think time travel, most people including myself would have first thought of Doctor Who, but after reading this book, this will most definitely keep coming to mind.

Frozen in Time

Then they find the hidden underground vault in the garden-and inside it two frozen figures, a boy and a girl. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. However when the sun does come out, the pair unearth an unexpected, buried nuclear attack-proof shelter, and exploring that manage to defrost another pair of siblings, who have been trapped frozen inside since Society tries to form us in certain ways and make us conform, and yes, millions do, but some of us don’t.

The prose is a bit clunky, the timw are sweet enough, but not super deep, and the ending is all a bit too tidy. Whilst this is going on, lai girls are indoors, protected, passive, cooking and cleaning. Very much based on the Enid Blyton mysteries, Frozen in Time frozenn set in modern times, with siblings Ben and Rachel condemned to a dull, wet summer in their countryside house. It has won two Blue Peter Awards.

They get sent to school under the name Robertson, in case there’s anyone old enough on the school ploot to remember and try to research what happened to their father. The children are determined to find out what happened to Mr Emerson along with the help of their uncle Jerome and an old police officer Percy who worked on that case.

The story revolved around two kids who Great plot with a hint of mystery. This article consists almost entirely of a plot summary. It might at first look not have the most plausible plot Sparkes is no cryogenics expert — but then, who here is?

And most important of all, what happened to their father – and why did he leave them frozen in time? The four children try to find out what happened to Dr.