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Bell's Breakthrough

Bell's Breakthrough

(Book #3 of Blast to the Past)
Illustrated by: David Wenzel
For Ages: 7 - 10
What if there were no telephones? That won’t happen if Abigail and her classmates blast into the past and persuade Alexander Graham Bell not to give up on his invention!

Abigail is getting restless. It’s been three weeks and she hasn't time traveled once! Luckily it’s Monday again, so when Mr. Caruthers asks the class, “What if Alexander Graham Bell quit and never invented the telephone?” Abigail knows it’s time to go back to the past—this time, to 1876!

But when the kids find Professor Bell, he has given up on the telephone. In fact, he is hard at work on a new invention! Abigail and her friends have to get him back on track, but can they make a connection with the most stubborn inventor they’ve ever met?
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  • Aladdin | 
  • 112 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780689870262 | 
  • October 2005 | 
  • Grades 2 - 5
List Price $7.99

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Bell’s Breakthrough Mondays
“Hello, Abigail,” Mr. Caruthers said when I opened the classroom door.

I blinked twice.

“Mr. Caruthers?” I was surprised to see my teacher sitting at his desk. Our teacher was always late to class on Mondays. And he usually sat on his desk, never behind it.

I popped my head back into the hallway. The sign on the door read ROOM 305.

There was no mistake. I was... see more


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