Biff, Chip, Kipper and friends are older now and their true destiny is about to be revealed. Join them as they embark on the mission of a lifetime! In Book 1, The Strange Box, the children find an old box in Chip's bedroom. A strange man tries to take it away from them at the school fair, but Mr Mortlock (who is not quite the school caretaker the children thought they knew!) zaps the strange man away. Together, they all run through a mysterious doorway that appears on the horizon...Time Chronicles is a series of fun and accessible chapter books perfect for moving your child on from picture books to longer stories. Each book in the series is a thrilling story in its own right, as the children fight to save the world from the evil Virans. The books are carefully levelled to boost the confidence of the child, whilst also introducing more vibrant and interesting vocabulary. They are perfect for keeping the attention of all children with fast paced action, lots of authentic historical facts and cool gadgets! Set in a real historical time with characters from the past, these books are packed full of extras including questions, historical fact files, character information, photos, artwork and glossaries. Support for parents is also included. Time Chronicles are part of Read with Biff, Chip & Kipper -the UK's most popular home reading series.