Many of Marshall's possessions – his old sneakers, his homework, his just-finished model kit, the papers from his paper route, even the gum from under his desk at school – all start disappearing into thin air. He and Simon suspect a strange new kid at school, and set a trap. But the truth is more than even they have suspected: Marshall's stuff is headed for the future.
John Peel (born 1954) is a British writer, best known for his books connected to several television series. He has written under several pseudonyms, including John Vincent and Nicholas Adams. He lives in Long Island, New York and his wife is a U.S. citizen, but Peel still travels under a British passport.