Time Villains (Hardcover)

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This is book number 1 in the Time Villains series.

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"Magnificent."—Kirkus Reviews, STARRED Review

Story Thieves meets Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library in this wacky, hilarious, and fast-paced middle-grade series starter, with the perfect combination of magic, imagination, and adventure.

Javi Santiago is trying his best not to fail sixth grade. So, when the annual "invite any three people to dinner" homework assignment rolls around, Javi enlists his best friend, Wiki, and his sister, Brady, to help him knock it out of the park.

But the dinner party is a lot more than they bargained for. The family's mysterious antique table actually brings the historical guests to the meal...and Blackbeard the Pirate is turning out to be the worst guest of all time.

Before they can say "avast, ye maties," Blackbeard escapes, determined to summon his bloodthirsty pirate crew. And as Javi, Wiki, and Brady try to figure out how to get Blackbeard back into his own time, they might have to invite some even zanier figures to set things right again...

Praise for Time Villains:
"Piñeiro scores with this tale of friendship, magic, and adventure... Magnificent."—Kirkus Reviews, STARRED Review
"It's got heart, it's got thrills, it's got pirates! You won't be able to put down this action-packed, relentlessly funny adventure."—Sarah Mlynowski, author of the New York Times bestselling Whatever After series
"A magical table that pulls in famous people from history and fiction? Is this the greatest idea for a book ever? Yes. Yes it is. Come join the best dinner party in history (and books), full of pirates, sandwiches and history's greatest figures!"—James Riley, New York Times bestselling author of The Story Thieves series

About the Author


Victor Piñeiro heads up content and social media at an ad agency where he's run @YouTube, some of @Google and launched @Skittles, creating its award-winning zany voice. He's also designed games and toys for Hasbro, written/produced a popular documentary on virtual worlds and taught third graders. He is the author of the Time Villains series.

Praise For…


"Piñeiro incorporates the characters' ethnic backgrounds...creatively and authentically into the story...The historical and literary figures who appear around the table and in the classroom include both classics...readers will appreciate the back matter with information about each." — Horn Book Magazine

"It's got heart, it's got thrills, it's got pirates! You won't be able to put down this action-packed, relentlessly funny adventure." — Sarah Mlynowski, author of the New York Times bestselling Whatever After series

"The novel is rich with the family's Puerto Rican traditions... [and] the many clever references to literature and history (Does the name Edward Teach ring a bell?) may inspire kids to further reading." — Jean Westmoore, The Buffalo News

"Great for fans of Mr. Lemoncello's Library, debut author Piñeiro's writing offers plenty of humor, as well as clever historical and literary Easter eggs for readers to puzzle out." — Publishers Weekly

"I recommend this book to fantasy lovers, people who like a little mystery, and children who love history. This book was truly amazing. I can't wait to read it again!" — Ania, Age 10 (Kids Book Buzz)

"A magical table that pulls in famous people from history and fiction? Is this the greatest idea for a book ever? Yes. Yes it is. Come join the best dinner party in history (and books), full of pirates, sandwiches and history's greatest figures!" — James Riley, New York Times bestselling author of The Story Thieves series

"Piñeiro scores with this tale of friendship, magic, and adventure... Magnificent. " — Kirkus Reviews, STARRED Review


Product Details
ISBN: 9781728230498
ISBN-10: 1728230497
Publisher: Sourcebooks Young Readers
Publication Date: July 6th, 2021
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: Time Villains