Timesnatch, Paperback
3 out of 5 (1 rating)


Once a creature is extinct, it's gone for ever, isn't it?

Not any more - as a butterfly from the past proves. The physicist mother of Kizzy Rye and Fraser Rye has invented an amazing time machine that can travel back into the past, snatch a plant or animal now extinct and bring it back into the present.

It's a wonderful achievement, a real scientific breakthrough.

But the machine - 'Rye's Apparatus' - has a horrifying potential.

Suddenly Kizzy and Fraser find themselves caught up in a terrifying spiral of events - events that lead finally to a monstrous demand from a sinister and violent organization...This book, winner of the 1995 Earthworm Award, is suitable for 7-11 year-old category.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176 pages, illustrations
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
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  • Category: General
  • ISBN: 9780552555920



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A scientist invents a machine that can go back in time, retrieve a species, and bring it back to a time before it was extinct. When greedy humans threaten to abuse her invention and brink back Hitler, she destroys the entire machine.