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Time Warp Trio, The; Able Was I Ere I Saw Elba

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Time Warp Trio, The
Able Was I Ere I Saw Elba
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When 10-year-old Joe receives a mysterious book from his eccentric magician uncle, he has no idea the adventures that await him and his friends Sam and Fred. As it turns out, whenever the kids make a wish, the Book emits a glowing green mist and warps them back through time.

Things get really interesting when the boys are accidentally warped into the future, where they meet their own great-granddaughters, Jodie, Samantha and Freddi, who live in the year 2105 and also go on adventures using the Book, which they have inherited. As they travel through time, the boys and girls are constantly bumping into each other and sometimes help each other out.

Time Warp Trio brings history to life for kids of all ages and times, as the heroes use their skills and smarts to outwit the bad guys and figure out how to recover the Book and warp back home. Each episode is loaded with cool facts about real history.

TIME WARP TRIO is produced by WGBH in association with Soup2Nuts for Discovery Kids. Series release date: 2005

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Fred finds out firsthand what it means to have a "Napoleon Complex" when he and Joe warp back to 1815 Paris and meet Napoleon Bonaparte. Luckily, Samantha is also there with pioneering aeronaut Sophie Blanchard, and the three of them experience the ride of their lives.

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Chicago: “Time Warp Trio, The; Able Was I Ere I Saw Elba,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 21, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C5789B696DAE49B4BAD40C687BA8CE29.
MLA: “Time Warp Trio, The; Able Was I Ere I Saw Elba.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 21, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C5789B696DAE49B4BAD40C687BA8CE29>.
APA: Time Warp Trio, The; Able Was I Ere I Saw Elba. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C5789B696DAE49B4BAD40C687BA8CE29
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