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The Time-Thief is a thrilling adventure about time travel, history and celebrating our differences.
It is the second book in The Leap Cycle series by Patience Agbabi which follows Elle, a neurodivergent young girl that is born on the 29th of February, giving her the ability to leap through time.
It is for children aged 9+ and you can read more about it here.
The first book in the series, The Infinite, was praised by Philip Pullman and Bernadine Evaristo and was also CBBC’s Book of the Month.
In The Infinite, Elle and her best friend Big Ben travel to the Time Squad Centre in 2048. Elle has received a mysterious warning from the future. Other Leaplings are disappearing in time – and not everyone at the centre can be trusted.
Soon Elle’s adventure becomes more than a race through time. It’s a race against time. She must fight to save the world as she knows it – before it ceases to exist…
Patience also focuses on representing those that are often not found in children’s literature. The main character is an autistic girl called Elle who is obsessed with words, and the novels have a whole cast of neurodiverse characters.
Accordingly, the books encourage children to celebrate their differences, whilst also working to challenge the assumption that autistic teens aren’t interested in reading and language.
Patience Agbabi is one the foremost poets in the UK and was Canterbury Laureate from 2009 to 2010.
The downloadable resources are available here. They feature Extracts from the text and corresponding discussion questions and activities on the themes of: Culture and Heritage; Being Different; The Future of Our Planet and Crime across Time, focusing on The Infinite which published early April 2020. They also include an A4 poster and a bookmark featuring both The Infinite and The Time Thief.
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