Book Spotlight: Patalosh: The Time Travlers by Z. Altug and Tracy Gensler


Age Range: 8 and up
Paperback: 360 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 29, 2012)
Language: English


Ten-year-old Orion
Spence never expected to wake up alone on the HMS Exploricus after his
birthday. After finally locating the first officer of the time-traveling
airship and the rest of the crew, Orion gets the horrible news. His
parents, who serve as captain and science officer, have been kidnapped
by the evil Emperor Daaggerd. The emperor has taken Orion’s parents in
order to get control of the Exploricus and also the Ancient Book of
Spells, a powerful book Orion’s family is pledged to protect.

joins forces with the ship’s officers and begins a desperate chase
across space and time to save his family. First, Orion must unravel the
clues to the seven keys on each continent needed to open the book. Then,
he must pass deadly tests of strength, honesty, leadership, and
everything else that is important to be the keeper of the Ancient Book
of Spells.


About the Authors:

Z Altug, MS, PT

Z Altug is a licensed physical therapist and fitness consultant. He has
coauthored the 2012 Healthy Lifestyle
Wall and Engagement Calendars
(Indianapolis, IN:
TF Publishing, 2011), The Anti-Aging Fitness
(New York, NY:
Hatherleigh Press, 2006) and the Manual of
Clinical Exercise Testing, 
Prescription and Rehabilitation (Norwalk, CT: Appleton & Lange, 1993). Z
enjoys a
variety of sports, traveling, and astronomy. He lives with his
two rowdy
Taloshian cats.

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Tracy Gensler, MS, RD

Tracy Gensler is a registered dietitian. She is the author
of Probiotic and Prebiotic
Recipes for Health (Beverly, MA: Fair Winds Press, 2008) and coauthor of The 
Fitness Prescription
(New York, NY: Hatherleigh Press, 2006). She
works for Bob Greene’s and has
collaborated on over a dozen
books, written for the Good Housekeeping Website
and magazines. A children’s
music group, The Imagination Movers, contacted
Tracy to say that one of her articles
inspired one of their songs, “Healthy

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