The Absolutely Amazing Adventures of Agent Auggie Spinoza By Steven Stickler

Wish me luck, today is my first day at my new school! 😀

The Absolutely Amazing Adventures of Agent Auggie Spinoza

By Steven Stickler

Publication Date: March 21, 2012 by Amazon Digital Services, Inc.

177 pages – Ages 8+

Not every almost-ten-year old gets to be a secret agent. Auggie Spinoza discovers he is not only a secret agent, but he’s a Time Watcher. Time Watchers travel through time to keep bad guys from changing history. Auggie went back in time and met Emily Nicole Emerson, another Time Watcher who apparently was there for the same reason as Auggie – to stop the evil Time Vultures from taking over the world! Emily and Auggie need to go back in time to stop the Time Vultures from taking over. They will have to crack codes, find clues, try to end up at the right place in history and fight off bad guys. Along the way they find out about history and get to meet famous people from history like Plato and Thomas Jefferson.

I am finding all kinds of really great time-travel books lately! I really liked the idea of this book. I liked how Auggie was kind of a secret-agent-spy, but he also time-travelled. The book was just fun to read. Mr. Stickler mixed humor and action together in the book. I also liked the history in the plot. I liked Auggie. He was really nice, cool, and was casual (still kind of an ordinary kid even though he is a Time Watcher). He seemed to always do the right thing. Emily was a good character too. They made a great team. I like how it is a “Good Vs. Evil” type of book. I recommend this book to kids 8+.

I give this great book (or, as we say in Latin, optime liber (I think that is how it would be worded)) five out of five bookworms!



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29 replies

  1. Time Watchers, Time Vultures, action and adventure…what’s there not to like? Great review 🙂

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  2. This sounds awesome. Was the plot pretty complex, Erik?

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  3. I’ve noticed a lot of cool time travel books out recently too. Hey, best of luck at your new school! Make lots of new friends!

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  4. This sounds like a fascinating adventure, Erik…I love history, so, I think I will check this one out at the library!
    MakingTheWriteConnections

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  5. The idea of time travel has always fascinated me. This looks interesting. Good review, Erik.
    I hope your first day at school was a great beginning for you, and not too stressful.

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  6. I hope you had a wonderful day at your new school! Time travel, humor and action — sounds like a fun book. Have a great school year.

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  7. Erik, this sounds like the type of book I would have loved as a kid. I hope you had a great first day. Sometimes it takes a while to adjust to a new school. Good luck!

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  8. Glad you enjoyed this! I had fun with it too.

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  9. Have a wonderful first day of school Erik! Good luck in your new school. I love time-traveling books. It reminds me of the Magic Tree House books. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this book. 🙂

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  10. Sounds like a fun book. Good luck at school today Erik! Time travel is a neat topic, I’d like to read this book, it sounds like something that I would enjoy. Thanks for the review Erik and best of luck to you Mr. Stickler

    Paul R. Hewlett

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  11. Hi Erik, this actually reminds me of a book I have just read sometime February: The Only Ones by Aaron Starmer. It has the same premise of time travel and it’s also a brilliant book. Will look out for this one that you recommended.

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  12. Another time travel book! Love that whole idea. Thanks for bringing these books to my attention. I don’t have time to read all of them but you do such a good job of revieweing them, I don’t need to. I have a good list for my grandchildren now.

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  13. Another time travel book, nice! Hope you got to check “The Only Ones” by Aaron Starmer, I have a feeling you’d enjoy the brilliance of that one.

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