Tunnel Through Time
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|Author||Paul W. Fairman (as by Lester del Rey)|
The novel tells the story of a boy named Bob Miller whose scientist father, Sam Miller, has invented a "time ring", a circular device that allows time travel. Bob, his friend Pete, and his friend's father ("Doc Tom", a paleontologist) travel through time in search of Pete's father, who has disappeared while traveling alone. Beginning in the Mesozoic Era (Sam's planned destination), the story depicts various adventures while the travelers jump from point to point in Earth's prehistory in search of the missing scientist.
Literary significance and reception
This book was used in many elementary and middle school classrooms for reading and literature classes, and gained a notable popularity with its straightforward but dramatic writing style.