Gold Star Award Winner!
Starting where the first book left off, Ethan Cheeseman and his three smart, polite, and relatively odor-free children are traveling back in time to the year 1668 to stop an ancient family curse and save their mother.
To do so, they'll need the help of a group of misfit circus performer/pirates to return a cursed goblet to its rightful owner, the ruler of Denmark. Easy, right? Wrong. Their landing in 1668 is nothing short of bumpy, and the time machine needs repairs. To succeed in stopping the curse and repairing the machine, the misfits set out to restore the goblet while the Cheesmans fix their ride home.
The situation only gets worse when the family's archenemy reappears to destroy them. Having thought they left him tied up in the back of a school bus for police, the family doesn't recognize the now 15 years older - and more cunning - Mr. Five, Mrs. Cheeseman's murderer. Well-disguised as an assistant to a friend and former professor of Ethan's, he is in the perfect place to carry out his unknown dastardly plans.
Will the Cheesemans break the curse? Will they figure out who Mr. Five is before it's too late?
ANOTHER WHOLE NOTHER STORY is a funny, quick read for fans of time travel tales and action-adventure stories. The characters are well-developed and even more charming than in the first book. The plot is well-developed and fairly fast-paced.
With a sock puppet that says funny, sometimes impolite comments; a really cute tour guide who causes the oldest male Cheeseman child, Chip, to constantly make a fool of himself; and other antics that readers will never expect, this book is a great addition to any collection. Just make sure to read A WHOLE NOTHER STORY first.
Reviewed by: Kira M