On Etruscan Time

On Etruscan Time A shadow moved in the doorway of the building It was a boy As he hesitated someone must have pushes him from behind He stumbled down the short stairway and fell heavily to his knees He couldn t break

  • Title: On Etruscan Time
  • Author: Tracy Barrett
  • ISBN: 9780805075694
  • Page: 500
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A shadow moved in the doorway of the building It was a boy As he hesitated, someone must have pushes him from behind He stumbled down the short stairway and fell heavily to his knees He couldn t break his fall, Hector realized, because his arms were tied behind him.A mysterious talisman transports a boy back to ancient ItalyNo one ever listens to Hector He wanted to A shadow moved in the doorway of the building It was a boy As he hesitated, someone must have pushes him from behind He stumbled down the short stairway and fell heavily to his knees He couldn t break his fall, Hector realized, because his arms were tied behind him.A mysterious talisman transports a boy back to ancient ItalyNo one ever listens to Hector He wanted to hang out with his friends this summer, but instead he s stuck in Italy at an archaeological dig with his mom The ancient Etruscan artifacts are interesting, but no one has time for him.Then he makes a discovery of his own a strange, unsettling stone that looks like an eye The stone brings nightmares about Arath, an Etruscan boy who died thousands of years ago but now begs for Hector s help Are these just dreams, or is Arath really in danger As Hector unearths the truth, he realizes that he can make himself heard when it counts.

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    1. A young boy is first disappointed by the prospect of having to go to Italy instead of staying home with his friends all summer, but a series of strange incidences at an archeological site have him digging for answers. A main theme is independence, and of Hector’s struggles to get adults around him to listen. It is very easy to read and follow, even with the liberal sprinkling of Italian, French, Etruscan and other languages; there is a glossary in the back of the book that helps with translati [...]

    2. In the book, "On Etruscan Time" There is a young boy named Hector. Hector is 11 years old, Hector is visitng his mother in Italy. His mother is a archeologists. Onc Hector was visiting, his mother was in the middle of an operation. He was bored and spotted a rock. This rock was very unique, it wasn't just any ordanary rock. The rock had a symbol of an eye. Hector didn't think anything was that special about it. But all the sudden he got interested in it. He finds that whenever he is holding the [...]

    3. It was kind of slow for me. I picked it up because it was short read and had information about Etruscans and archeology, but I was kind of disappointed. I wanted more information about the Etruscans. It ended up being more of a sci fi book which is probably partly my fault since I didn't read the book description very carefully.

    4. It's a little funny how much the concept of "time" has been on my mind. When I started this book, I didn't even think about the fact that the word "time" was in the title or that I finished a book yesterday that dealt with saving versus using our time. Still, it was an enjoyable book that fits into the oeuvre I seem to be pursuing unintentionally.I read this book because I enjoyed The Sherlock Files by this author - and, quite honestly, because the author lives in Nashville and teaches at Vandy, [...]

    5. Hector is not excited about accompanying his mother to Italy for an archaeological dig -- he'd rather be hanging out with his friends all summer, sleeping until noon, playing video games, and going to the pool. But he can't help but be interested in the dig site, especially when one archaeologist encourages him to help out, showing him how to excavate in a practice area that's not part of the official dig site. When Hector discovers an eye-shaped token, the archaeologist dismisses it as a modern [...]

    6. Another YA gem from Tracy Barrett. This one continues with some of the characters and themes from Cold in Summer, but now Barrett has merged a contemporary setting (21st century Italy) and an historical one (Etruscan times). I was delighted by the way in which Barrett wove into her narrative tantalizing bits and pieces of what we know about Etruscan history, archaeology, art, and language.

    7. I found this book well written and interesting. It develops quickly but believably, has likable characters, and has some educational value. And everything turns out just as it should, which can't be overlooked. I enjoyed it a great deal. I'll be forcing my children to read it this summer (cackle!)

    8. A young boy joins his mom on an archeological dig where he finds an unusual rock with a painted eye one it. This rock brings him back in time to an Etruscan city where he is asked to help prevent a young boy from being murdered.

    9. Hector is not happy to be spending his summer vacation in Italy with his mother at an archaeological dig. He has nightmares about Arath , an Etruscan boy who died thousands of years ago. Arath is begging for Hector’s help to save his life.

    10. I had to read this book for 6th grade lit. circles. The result? Now I'm dreading lit. circles. This book is super boring and confusing. I don't recommend it for students in the classroom, they probably won't enjoy it. It's slow, at times hard to follow, and just not worth it. Sorry.

    11. -_________- I am sorry. This book is just too lame and stupid. I found it very slow. Ending was okay though. So many things in the book happened 'somehow'. I wish the writer wrote exactly how. :''((

    12. I love this book. It is a story about a boy named Hector who goes on an adventure to save a boy, Arath, from the past! I highly recommend this book!

    13. Tracy Barrett's story transports readers to a little-known era of ancient history readers will enjoy learning more about. She handles the complexities of time travel in this story well!

    14. I'm not sure whether or not I picked this because I enjoyed the same author's Anna of Byzantium, but I enjoyed this time-traveling tale.

    15. I loved this book, it was amazing. It pulls you in a lot, and leaves you with A LOT of cliff hangers at the end of a chapter.

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