Best Read [David Potter] Ë The iPhone that Saved George Washington || [Spirituality Book] PDF ☆

By David Potter | Comments: ( 807 ) | Date: ( May 25, 2020 )

Percy Jackson fans will embrace this humorous time travel adventure, the first in a series, about an iPhone malfunction that sends three kids back to 1776 in time to rescue George Washington On Christmas Day, Mel finds General George Washington lying dead as a doornail in a stable But Mel knows that George Washington must cross the Delaware River, or the course of AmericPercy Jackson fans will embrace this humorous time travel adventure, the first in a series, about an iPhone malfunction that sends three kids back to 1776 in time to rescue George Washington On Christmas Day, Mel finds General George Washington lying dead as a doornail in a stable But Mel knows that George Washington must cross the Delaware River, or the course of American history will be changed forever Could Mel s iPhone have sent him back in time to 1776 And can Mel and his schoolmates, know it all Bev and laid back Brandon, come to the rescue Perhaps, with a little help from two colonial kids and Benjamin Franklin himself Debut novelist David Potter cleverly combines time travel, humor, and American history in this fast paced adventure For American Revolution enthusiasts, there s information about historical reenactments, additional reading, and websites.

  • Title: The iPhone that Saved George Washington
  • Author: David Potter
  • ISBN: 9780385390569
  • Page: 360
  • Format: Hardcover

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Comments The iPhone that Saved George Washington

  • Bailey

    Please note that I received a free ARC of this book in a contest and would like to say a huge thank you for the opportunity to read and review it!Mel, Bev, and Brandon don't have the best relationship with each other. However, it's the Christmas holidays, and their parents are either too busy or too successful for these three children to come home with them. In turn, they made arrangements with their school to take care of these three over the course of the vacation. They are the Left Behinds. T [...]

  • Cstrand

    Excellent premise and I love me some time travel but the execution was trying. There was much to like here (tweens forced to deal with the realities of life in 1776, problem solving, etc.) but the story felt forced, repetitive (to many on-page explanations of iPhone, for example) and too long.

  • Traci

    An iPhone malfunction sends a group of children back to 1776 where they find General George Washington lying dead in a barn. Unless they can figure out how to undo what has happened, the course of history will be changed forever. Although the kids were in constant danger, humor gave the book an overall lighthearted feel. The reader, Kirby Heyborne, did an incredible job. He is one of my favorite readers. I give him 5 stars and the book 3 1/2 stars. The Left Behinds has the potential to be a real [...]

  • C. L.

    I wanted this to be good. I really did. But a great concept (an iPhone app that allows time travel) falls apart in the execution. The chapters are repetitive and weirdly short; the story takes way too long to explain the set up; at least half of the characters are wholly unnecessary. Normally I'd just say "Eh" and let it go, but this was SUCH a neat idea that I'm genuinely upset that it wasn't rewritten to repair these problems. Huge missed opportunity. Not recommended.

  • Cara Noyes

    While this book had a cool premise and interesting beginning (a dead general vVERY important in American history!), the writing style is jagged and abrupt. Sort of stream of consciousness style that did not make for a fluid read. Maybe it will appeal more to a kid, but this adult did not like its style.

  • Emyrose8

    I actually listened to the audio book version it was pretty slow. I think I would've liked it more if I had read the actual book instead of listening to it. Really cool concept! The author did a ton of research, so the book is packed with historic detail. The characters weren't very detailed, though. And I'm not the biggest sci-fi fan to begin with.

  • Greg W

    The kids and I listened to the audio version of this book on a long car trip. The book provided historical details that added to the humor in the book as well as a history lesson. The audio version seemed a little slow and we lost interest near the end.

  • Catricia

    It was compelling enough for me to get a little over halfway, but it was so irritating I just could not finish it. Sloppy storytelling that makes too much of itself with a narrator who's fond of hyperbole and the phrase "hit the deck." The reader is never allowed to really get into the story or truly interested in the characters. Half the book is the narrator trying to explain things to other people who vehemently don't believe him. It gets old, fast.Also, his phone lasts WAY too long on such a [...]

  • Sarah

    This was a fast paced read. It was certainly exciting. It teaches problem solving and history. The history was pretty accurate. I would recommend it to anyone who thinks history is boring. Of course if you love history like me, it does not disappoint.

  • Robyn Porter

    A fun read- a little too long, I had to take a break in in the middle and read something else that was moving a little faster- loved the narrator, Kirby Heyborne.

  • Alesia

    What a great way to make history fun and exciting. Such a great book.

  • April

    The idea was silly but had fun potential: a trio of tweens left behind at Christmas by their overly busy parents end up traveling back in time to 1776 and see George Washington (yes, THAT, George Washington) dead in a barn. They quickly learn that their iPhones still work, and their teacher who was supervising their Christmas day outing, is still able to text them FROM THE FUTURE, and somehow there's a new app on their phones which allows time travel. But, Mel's phone only has 5% power left*Spoi [...]

  • Utena

    I borrowed this book from a friend whom thought that since I enjoyed the Harry Potter series and the Percy Jackson series, I would enjoy this one as well. Normally I have stayed away from friends' recommendations seeing as some of the books have been less than stellar but I have to say I really enjoyed this one immensely. An app sends the Left Behind Trio (known as Bev, Mel, and Ben) back in time to 1776 where George Washington is lying dead. But that cannot be. He is set to cross the Delaware R [...]

  • Julia Nashif

    So, I know reviewers aren't supposed to quote from an ARC in case the author changes things around in the final copy, but this book was so darn funny I just had to.Thank you, Netgalley and Random House Children's, for this free book to review!I'm okay at history, but reading about a kid (and a boy, at that), who really loves it was awesome. Mel's always been more on the sidelines, but he's not afraid to take charge when no one else is capable.I've got two quibbles about this book though. First o [...]

  • Steph

    The concept of this book gets 5 stars, and I think most kids I would hand this to would love it just based upon that general idea: time travel that is possible through an iPhone app.This is totally modern and since most kids I know don't even set their phones down to brush their teeth or sleep, it might grab the attention of some reluctant readers. There are awesome historical figures, facts, and events during the American Revolution that the story is based around which is super awesome. That be [...]

  • Jtimko

    Mel, Bev, and Brandon (The “left-behinds” during Christmas vacation at an exclusive boarding school.) are transported via an i-phone app back in time to the Revolutionary War. There they must change history from George Washington being killed to successfully crossing the Delaware River on Christmas.Historical buffs will enjoy this “What if…” novel that are so popular today. Written from Brandon’s point of view, George Washington is found dead and so the time travel begins. Many histo [...]

  • Kim McGee

    Three kids, dubbed the "Left Behinds" because their wealthy non-participant parents left them behind at school, are suddenly transported to the American Revolution to help George Washington get across the river and take control of the war. They are able to do this through the use of their iphones and an appthat makes their lives more adventurous but a lot more dangerous as well. Mel needs Ben Franklin to charge his phone and get back to save General Washington and rescue his friends who are held [...]

  • Ann

    My kids and I listened to the audio version of this book and I can't tell if the narrator spoke too slowly and deliberately to bring out the humor or I just didn't care for the book, but either way this one just didn't grab me. It felt like there was too much historical detail (and I majored in history, too! ) and long conversations between characters, but not enough action. I'm sure there will be kids out there who will just eat it up (my 11 yr old liked it), but not enough general interest for [...]

  • Alison

    I liked this book because it was funny and interesting. My favorite part was when Mel showed his phone to Benjamin Franklin. This part was important because Benjamin Franklin charged his phone so he could time travel. I would recommend this book to another student because it was interesting. If I could change this book I would make the ending less confusing. This book has a sequel called Abe Lincoln and the Selfie that Changed the Union. I plan on reading this book.

  • Ellen Zarate

    I liked this a lot more than I expected! Twelve-year-old kids who are left behind at their boarding school during winter break find themselves transported through time by a mysterious app on their iPhones. When they find themselves in the heart of American Revolution, dealing with the likes of George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and Benjamin Franklin, every action they take has potentially history-altering consequences.

  • Alice

    Very clever start to what I am hoping is a series for fans of The Magic Tree House who are looking for something a little meatier. Can you change time? Should you interfere with history? All valid questions Mel and his friends have to figure out when they are transported to 1776 while on a school outing for "left behinds" - students who don't go home over break. And what would have happened had Washington been assassinated.

  • Ms. Yingling

    ARC from Baker and Taylor's Common Core CollectionI adore time travel books, but this one seemed a bit slow, wordy, and long. Not only that, but who knows how long iPhones will be around, so there is also the issue of the book becoming dated. As much as I like historical fiction and time travel, my students are not fond of either, so I will pass. Definitely take a look at this, however, if those things go over well in your library.

  • Kent District Library

    “First volume of the new series ‘Left Behinds’ is for G3-7, and it’s similar to ‘39 Clues’ ‘Infinity Ring’ series. Modern time kids time traveled back in history (not intentionally, and they even didn’t know how and why) and saves George Washington. I had such fun reading this (and learned a thing or two too!)” —Yuko at KDL’s Service Center

  • Great Books

    Mel, Bev, and Brandon are spending the Christmas holiday at boarding school when a field trip takes them to a battle re-enactment. Wandering into staff areas has consequences; finding a recently deceased George Washington makes them realize that they have somehow traveled back in time. The future of the country is at stake unless Mel can put things right.Reviewer # 26

  • Brooke

    Reminded me a bit of the Rush Revere series in that school-aged children travel back in time to important historical events. In this series their is an evil time traveler trying to alter history and the children first have to figure out how they got where they are, what is happening and then stop it. Should be fun for good elementary aged readers.

  • Alice Kuhn

    What happens when the "Father of America" is killed? Mel, Bev and Brandon are transported into the year 1776. They find George Washington's body. Can their iphones their iphones help them change the past and take them back to the future? A little slow in the middle, sappy back stories but would recommend this book to patrons 4th grade and up.

  • Tamsen

    A very fun story about 3 12 year olds that I accidentally get sent back in time. They must save General Washington from the Heshon soldiers and the man that has been contracted to kill him in order to save history. A fun twist of history intermingled.

  • Dru

    A little overkill with this book. It could have ended about 150 pages earlier. I'm not sure that preteens would like it either and that's who it's geared for. I won't be reading anymore books in this series.

  • Betsy

    I found this to be a great fantasy book to compare and contrast current times to the Revolutionary in this crazy, jammed backed age of "teaching" subjects. My 4th graders loved it- took a mini tour of electricity and wrote our own iTimes stories.

  • Allison

    I loved this time travel Revolutionary War book. I have many favorite parts, but the most favorite was when the kids meet Ben Franklin and he is able to use his simple battery to charge an iPhone. So cool!

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