The Tar Man
Written by Linda Buckley-Archer
Lovereading4kids Price £10.39
£12.99 saving £2.60 (20%)
when in stock
As soon as this book is back in stock we will send you an email.Compare book price We'd love you to buy your books from Lovereading - especially if we helped you to choose them! But as our mantra is guidance, and that includes guidance on price, please do use our 'Compare Book Price' service to discover if the best value deal is from Lovereading or another specialist bookstore.
Please login (or signup) to download the extract
You will need to Sign Up or Login before you can download a book extract.
To Sign Up all you need to do is give us your email address and a password and let us know the types of books you like. Thank you.
The Lovereading4Kids comment
At Lovereading we were incredibly impressed with Buckley-Archer’s enormously well written debut Gideon the Cutpurse, a time slip novel with parallel storylines, which was 'highly commneded, in the prestigious debut novel award, the Branford Boase. So, when The Tar Man hit our desk we were eager to see how the story of Kate, Peter, Gideon and The Tar Man develop in this, the second in a trilogy. As with the first, it’s incredibly evocative of time and place – both the 18th and the 21st century are incredibly well drawn, the author makes the idea of time travel very credible and the 12 year old protagonists Kate and Peter are enormous fun and you really sympathise with their situation. The parallel storylines of the children's quest to get back to the present with the help of Gideon but hindered by The Tar Man and Kate's father's struggle to bring them back work seamlessly together.
The Tar Man by Linda Buckley-Archer
In Gideon the Cutpurse, an accident with an anti-gravity machine catapulted Peter Schock and Kate Dyer back to 1763. Now a bungled rescue attempt leaves Peter stranded in the 18th century whilst a terrifying villain, The Tar Man, takes his place and explodes onto 21st century London. Concerned about the potentially catastrophic effects of time travel, the NASA scientists responsible for the situation question whether it is right to rescue Peter. Kate decides to take matters into her own hands, and contacts Peter's father for help. But things don't go as planned, and soon the physical effects of time travel begin to have a disturbing effect on Kate. Meanwhile, in our century, The Tar Man wreaks havoc in a city whose police force are powerless to stop him.
'Skilled, engrossing and irresistible.' - Sunday Times
About the Author
More books by Linda Buckley-Archer
Simon & Schuster Ltd
1st September 2007
A great way to introduce kids to great books, authors & genres. Parents can find age-appropriate books to share with their children.Judi Davies – Aberdare Girls Sch
It has introduced my children to books we hadn’t come across before. Real children’s reviews gives a great insight into what others think toLorraine Woods
We love Lovereading as my 5 year old loves to read new books before anyone else has a chance, she says it makes reading exciting!Tracey Chorley
I love lovereading4kids because I’ve read amazing books I would never have picked up, and its opened doors to new genre’s I now love.Harriet Cunningham
You give me age appropriate ideas of books I can read and buy for the children and find out what other children their age think of them too.Katie Lonsdale
I love finding new books to read. My mummy and me look at the new ones coming out. I have written reviews of some of them!Jessica Cobbin – age 7
I have told all my friends, family & teachers to see for themselves just how great the site is. Without fail, they are hugely impressed.Alexander Boxall – age 11
It is fantastic, you get to read lots of books and you always find something new and amazing in them.Erica Motoc, age 7