I read THE GREAT TIME LOCK DISASTER, Sequel to ALLIGATORS OVERHEAD, by C. Lee McKenzie in April and thought I'd posted my review here. But looking back I don't see it. April was the A to Z month, and animals were all I posted. So, here are my thoughts on this fun middle grade story by the fabulous C. Lee McKenzie. She just keeps writing the good ones. Enjoy.
The perfect cover. Mysterious. What part does the clock play?
THE GREAT TIME LOCK DISASTER Review
By C. Lee McKenzie
Have you ever wanted to travel back in time or ahead to the future? What if you managed to do so but did not know the magic words to return back to your time? Well, Pete and Weasel, from ALLIGATERS OVERHEAD, are back and in trouble, again.
In THE GREAT TIME LOCK DISASTER, sequel to ALLIGTORS OVERHEAD, by Author C. Lee McKenzie, twelve-year-old Pete Riley thinks that he’s not a good wizard and he’s not a good kid. He seems to find trouble no matter what he does. When he accidentally unlocks a time lock, Pete and his friend Weasel find themselves in 1837 England with no clue how to return home.
I love the characters Pete and Weasel. They’re so real. Like normal kids, they make mistakes. Oh, as a wizard Pete is a bit different to most boys, adding more complications to his life. And, although I’m not normally a fan of alligators, Fanon is an exception. I wouldn’t mind having him for a pet. Descriptions of the places the boys visit are so vivid the reader, at least this reader, feels like she’s there, meeting the characters along with Pete and Weasel.
THE GREAT TIME LOCK DISASTER would be perfect for middle school libraries as well as your own library. I recommend this novel for readers that enjoy a good adventure story, with a bit of magic and characters you’d like to have as friends.