The Extraordinary eTab of Julian Newcomber

The Extraordinary eTab of Julian Newcomber – AD sent for review and giveaway

How would you like to come face to face with the future you?  Well while we were thinking about that, my nine-year old son and I decided to read The Extraordinary eTab of Julian Newcomber by Michael Seese and see how he’d cope with that very thing happening to him.

The Extraordinary eTab of Julian Newcomber

Published through Common Deer Press in June, The Extraordinary eTab of Julian Newcomber is a 143 page chapter book aimed at children aged 9-12 years of age, so perfect for upper Key Stage Two.

We meet twelve-year-old Julian who attends Whispering Falls Intermediate School, his school life is blighted by bully Biff Masterson.  But Julian has a secret weapon thanks to his inventor Dad, he has his eTab which is so much more than a normal tablet.  Mr Newcomber’s inventions never quite work in the way they’d been designed to, and the eTab is no different.  The eTab alters time and that’s where the fun begins.

There are all sorts of apps installed on the eTab for Julian to test out including the Virtual Volcano Diver but his favourite is Bother Bill which lets him take control of their neighbour’s satellite TV dish. His Dad had told him that the eTab would only work if he was within one hundred feet of his Dad at home.  Of course Julian had to see what would happen if he was a little further away.  The last thing he expected was for anything to actually happen.  One second he was on the pavement, the next he was sitting at the kitchen table with his Mum and had travelled in time, six minutes, as well as space!

From there we see Julian decide to travel into the future, but he gets more than he bargains for when a familiar 20-year-old man walks out of the bedroom wardrobe and tells him that he’s the future Julian, all grown up.  The two versions of Julian need to work together before the future is changed.

If, like my son, you have fans of Back to the Future in your house, then they will love The Extraordinary eTab of Julian Newcomber.  It’s kept him well entertained here.  I won’t ruin the rest of the plot for you, but it’s a good read that children will enjoy.

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I’m pleased to be able to offer three readers the chance to win a copy of The Extraordinary eTab of Julian Newcomber worth £8.99.  Complete the Gleam form below for your chance to win.  Good luck.

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The Extraordinary eTab of Julian Newcomber worth £8.99

59 thoughts on “The Extraordinary eTab of Julian Newcomber – AD sent for review and giveaway

  1. I’d go back to the Jazz Age in the 20’s and become a flapper for a little bit to see how well I liked that.

  2. It would be the early 1900 s / late 1800s as so many inventions came on line and it would be great to see how people reacted to new ideas

  3. I’d travel back to roman times as I always felt a huge connection with Rome and loved learning about ancient rome at school

  4. I’d travel back to before I was born, so that I could spend those years with my precious nanny and lil grandad again

  5. I’ll travel back to the 60’s so I can experience the same things my parents did. Listening to their stories are fascinating!

  6. I’d love to travel back to the Tudor period, I used to love studying this at university and I would love to be present for the court drama!

  7. I would love to go back to the 1920’s as a singer or dancer! The women always looked so glamorous and I used to dream of lounging over a piano and singing away, looking as wonderful as they did.

  8. Difficult one to answer :- I would like it to only be temporary. Probably Victorian era. As I would have liked to play original snakes and ladders game. I believe it was based on Encoraging good moral behaviour. Manners, Respect, Reciprocation, etc I believe are important aspects which can provide a sense of security, sense of self worth, bond communities / society, etc.

  9. would love to go back to the 11th century – maybe influence history and help the vikings win the battle and then thrash William and take the throne – we’d def have a different world then!!

  10. I would really love to go back in time to early Victorian times, before the industrial revolution really started and live in the countryside. I think it would have been so peaceful!

  11. I loved learning about the Victorians at school. Would love to go back to that era and learn more and see what it was like.

  12. I would travel back to the 90s when I was growing up it was an awesome time no technology and had real conversations with your friends ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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