Enthoven, Sam. Tim, Defender of the Earth.
ENTHOVEN, Sam. Tim, Defender of the Earth. Penguin, Razorbill razorbill
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He's green, he's 100 meters tall, and he's humanity's best hope when a swarm of nanobots created by a mad scientist threatens to take over the world. Tim (which stands for Tyrannosaurus Tyrannosaurus (tīrăn'ōsôr`əs, tĭr–) [Gr.,=tyrant lizard], member of a family, Tyrannosauridae, of bipedal carnivorous saurischian dinosaurs characterized by having strong hind limbs, a muscular tail, and short : Improved Model) is a secret military project created by the British. Chris, a 14-year-old on a field trip to the British Museum British Museum, the national repository in London for treasures in science and art. Located in the Bloomsbury section of the city, it has departments of antiquities, prints and drawings, coins and medals, and ethnography. , acquires an ancient bracelet that links him to Tim and helps channel Tim's power. Chris must also come to the aid of his classmate Anna, the daughter of the mad scientist, in a battle at St. Paul's
Enthoven previously demonstrated his wild imagination in The Black Tattoo. Here there's less horror and more humor humor, according to ancient theory, any of four bodily fluids that determined man's health and temperament. Hippocrates postulated that an imbalance among the humors (blood, phlegm, black bile, and yellow bile) resulted in pain and disease, and that good health was , along with lots of action, as each of the protagonists discovers his or her vital role in saving the world. Fun escapist fantasy. Paula Rohrlick, KLIATT
J--Recommended for junior high school students. The contents are of particular interest to young adolescents and their teachers.