I received this Finished Copy from Publisher for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Time Museum by Matthew Loux
Published by First Second on February 21st 2017
Source: Finished Copy from Publisher
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!
As soon as I finished The Time Museum by Matthew Loux I added it to my next order for my middle school library. I had so much fun reading it and I think my students will really enjoy it!
First, I loved all the history! As you can see in the description, the students vying for a spot as intern come from all over the world and throughout history. How fun is that? Plus, they get to travel to different places and times. This made for some interesting (and humorous!) situations.
I also really loved how Loux shows the way the different applicants interact. There’s the competitive aspect, but it’s more than that. These kids are from all over and have way different life experiences. They each bring something different to the group. I loved that Loux showed how they struggle to find where they each fit. One minute they are friends, the next, competitors. The characters learns a lot about who they are and how to work in a group (but it’s in no way “preachy” about it!) As someone who spends a lot of time with middle schoolers, this was so authentic.
The illustrations and colors are engaging and fit the tone of the story. The panels had so many fun details that fit with the time travel aspect of the story. This added so much!
The Time Museum by Matthew Loux is a fast paced and fun graphic novel. I highly recommend it and cannot wait for it to arrive for the library!