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Ted Bell

Dear Reader:

I wrote NICK OF TIME because I didn't think anyone was writing good, old-fashioned, swashbuckling adventures for young people anymore—books with flesh-and-blood heroes like TREASURE ISLAND by Robert Louis Stevenson or the COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO.  So I wrote a book like the kind I treasured as a kid, but in a more fun, modern style. Thanks for embracing it, coming along for the adventure, and making it a New York Times bestseller!

THE TIME PIRATE is the sequel to NICK OF TIME.  In this new book, I wanted to not only pick up the story where the first left off but also introduce readers to a hero closer to home: General George Washington—heroic, courageous, steadfast and wise.  To do this, I needed to bring Nick into the American Revolutionary War, fighting shoulder to shoulder with General Washington.  I think readers will have as much fun reading how this comes about as I did writing it! You can read the first three chapters here.

GIVEAWAYS!: We have lots of advance readers' editions for giveaway—while supplies last.  To request a free copy, email

All best,
Ted Bell

"If someone you love loves Harry Potter, Long John Silver, or Indiana Jones, this is the book for them!" —Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Award 2009

The Time Pirate / Ted Bell / St. Martin's Griffin

Price: $17.99 / ISBN: 0-312-57810-5 / Published: April 2010

Ages 10 & up / Middle-grade Fiction

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