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The internship program at the Time Museum is a little unusual. For one thing, kids as young as twelve get to apply for these prestigious summer jobs. And as for the applicant pool . . . well, these kids come from all over history.

When Delia finds herself working at the Time Museum, the last thing she expects is to be sent on time-traveling adventures with an unlikely gang of kids from across the eons. From a cave-boy to a girl from the distant future, Delia's team represents nearly all of human history! They're going to need all their skills for the challenge they've got in store . . . defending the Time Museum itself!

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The Time Museum

by Matthew Loux

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Cartoonist Matthew Loux dishes out time traveling adventure in his graphic novel, The Time Museum

Set to be a series, the first book follows protagonist Delia, and 5 other pre-teens from different eras, and locations, as they vie for a coveted intern position at, you guessed it, The Time Museum. As you’d expect, this museum allows for employees to travel both to the future and to the past to collect valuable artifacts for the institution.

Colorful panels depict Delia and her cohorts as they compete for the internship. During their testing period, they form alliances, encounter dangers, and uncover a sinister individual with unknown origins and motives with ties to the museum. 

Delia is smart and spirited. Whatever traits she lacks, her companions compensate for, balancing out the characteristics. 

An entertaining read for children in elementary or middle school, this is a humorous fast-paced novel. It doesn’t inspect or explain the science behind time travel, rather, it focuses on the speculative adventures individuals could have with such a marvel. 

Culminating with a mysterious ending, The Time Museum, will continue in book two; its release date has yet to be announced.

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Profanity/Language:  1 religious exclamation.

Violence/Gore:  A few brief scenes of humorous encounters involving violence; 1 extended scene (few pages) of humorous violent encounter; about 3 brief verbal threats or implication of violence; 1 extended scene (few pages) of implied violence to characters and the population within that city; character must be rescued from violent pre-historic creatures; building is destroyed by intentional explosion.

Sex/Nudity:  Girl character calls boy character cute (about 2x); girl gives boy hug; boy and girl flirt; implication that statue in museum is nude; fully clothed individuals say they’re playing strip poker.

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Reviewed By MaryLou
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