In this volume, Willie finds a mysterious wooden crate in the Duck Commander warehouse. Only John Luke is around, so the two of them open up the box and find a strange device. It turns out it's a time machine that looks a bit like an outhouse. Willie and John Luke test out the machine and find themselves journeying back and forth in time. They have crazy adventures but know they need to make it back to West Monroe. But will they make the right choices to get back at the right time?
- ISBN-13: 9781414398136
- ISBN-10: 1414398131
- Publisher: Tyndale Kids
- Publish Date: October 2014
- Page Count: 272
- Reading Level: Ages 8-12
- Dimensions: 7.2 x 5.2 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.4 pounds
Series: Be Your Own Duck Commander #1
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2014-08-18
- Reviewer: Staff
Duck Dynasty scion Robertson teams with novelist Thrasher (the Solitary Tales series) for the first in a four-book series of choose your own adventure–style stories. At the outset, readers assume the character of Willie Robertson, who heads the Duck Commander company. Written in second-person, the narrative places readers among Robertson family members, confronting a variety of dilemmas and choices. Time travel is the plot device; “you” discover an outhouse in the Duck Commander warehouse that turns out to be the titular time machine. Story variants range wildly over millions of years, from the eras of dinosaurs and Noah’s ark through the 1990s with its fashionable mullets and on to 2319, when people use fantastical devices such as “controllocks” and “batter shatters.” As with the TV show, humor leavens many of the scenarios. Tying everything together is the simple message that care for family and friends and love of God are key elements of living a good life and making good decisions. Ages 8–12. (Oct.)