In the second volume of the TimeFlyz graphic novel series, Laurel and her four robotic companions find themselves in early revolutionary America, searching for the next scientist their nemesis, Darchon, is attempting to kidnap. When Laurel runs into Benjamin Franklin, she’s sure they’ve found Darchon’s target. But there might be a lesser-known but just as intelligent inventor they’ve overlooked.
After her father’s kidnapping and a better understanding of why the TimeFlyz need her knowledge of history, Laurel is ready for her next adventure. While searching for Darchon’s next target after exiting a time portal, they find they’ve landed in 1776 during the American Revolution—and when she comes face-to-face with Benjamin Franklin, Laurel is sure they found the scientist Darchon is after. But while Laurel and her robotic friends stay with Franklin and learn about a strange underwater vehicle called a turtle, Darchon is seeking out a different target—and creating his own army of reptilian turtles to take down the flies.
- is great for readers 10 and up
- combines science and history with a funny and action-packed storyline
- will appeal to young fans of graphic novels, anime, and robotics
- can be used in the classroom as a supplementary book, specifically on Benjamin Franklin, David Bushnell and the American Turtle submarine, as well as the often-overlooked African American scientist Benjamin Banneker--or as a basic introduction to the concepts of mass, time, and light waves