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Time Warp Trio, The; Birdman Or Birdbrain

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Time Warp Trio, The
Birdman Or Birdbrain
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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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When The Book pages transform into rongorongo script, Freddi, Samantha and Fred transport back to 1765 to Rapa Nui (a.k.a Easter Island) and end up facing a 15-ton Moai! It's just another day at the beach as the Trio jumps off cliffs, swims through shark infested waters to the Birdman's Island (Motu Nui), oh and tries to find The Book along the way!

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