The Book That Proves Time Travel Happens includes time travel (of course), a trans-temporal dresser, the I-Ching, Morse Code, intelligent characters, and plenty of humor. It begins when Ambrose and his best friend, Tim, head to Camlo’s Traveling Wonder Show in search of fortune tellers. There, they are enlisted by one of the fair members, Frankie, to help find a family heirloom. This turns out to be a trombone capable of taking its hearers through time, and the find themselves in 1849 facing slave catchers, and things start getting crazy.
This book has all the fun anyone who has read What We Found in the Sofa and How It Changed the World will expect (and if you haven’t read it—that’s a lot). There are improbable coincidence, hair-raising escapes, good friendships, and tough decisions. Henry Clark also weaves in a message about the value of difference and the need to accept oddities in others, and in oneself. Rather than being A Moral which beats the reader over the head, it is an outgrowth of the plot and of the situations the characters find themselves in—and get themselves out of. These three are no passive bystanders; they cause problems and solve them—with a little help from the I-Ching and Morse Code.
I recommend The Book That Proves Time Travel Happens to people who enjoy silliness, rejoice in unexpected patterns, want heroes and heroines with diverse cultural backgrounds, and who can believe that a trombone might cause time travel. Stranger things have happened.
The Book That Proves Time Travel Happens came April 14, 2015. Look for it on Amazon.
“I once read a book where a zucchini-colored crayon was at the bottom of a plot to take over the world. … It wasn’t that bad. A little loony at times—” (In The Book that Proves Time Travel Happens, but about What We Found in the Sofa and How It Saved the World also by Henry Clark. Perhaps there’s a little self-promotion going on here? In case you’re wondering, What We Found in the Sofa is loony, crazy, and fun.)