Aboard the Timeline, a Children’s Book

Bastian Gregory, the author

Hi everyone,

Welcome to Wanda Luthman’s Book Blog!

Today, I have the good pleasure of introducing you to a mother of a young author to share his book, Aboard the Timeline, with you. I think you will want to read his book.

Let’s welcome, Tine Gregory, the mother of Bastian Gregory…

“My 23- year old son passed away last year, after struggling for years with depression. He was incredibly talented, had Asbergers and sadly suffered very badly for many years.

Before he died though, he managed to finish a children’s book he had been working on. And luckily he had sat down with his sister, who together with him laid out a plan for illustrations for his book.

Gregory (the author) and his sister, May (the illustrator)

The week after he died we received a confirmation from Pegasus, that they would publish his book.

This finally became a reality in May 2021.

Story Line: Aboard the Timeline follows the journey of Pete, an ordinary boy who is struggling with boredom and monotony at school. He gets more excitement than he bargained for when time suddenly stops around him and he is inexplicably greeted by a talking dinosaur called Reginald at the classroom door.

Trying to figure out what has happened, the two of them embark on a journey of adventure and discovery. They meet Philosophocles, an ancient Greek thinker and the three companions travel along the Time Line, visiting alternate versions of history, including the Cretaceous period, ancient Greece, the Viking North Sea, Medieval Istanbul and Victorian London.

Along the way, they meet tricky demons, strange creatures and interesting companions.

Can Pete become the hero that some need him to be? And will he ever find a way back to the normal world?

The book is aimed at children between ages about 7- 14 years old. In many cases it could be seen as a self-biography by those who knew Bastian- although the ending in the children’s book is so much more uplifting than it was for him.

It is a book which I believe many can use as a way to give children hope/belief in themselves alongside some fun history facts great use of the English language and an exciting story.

It mentions anxiety and worry many times, although not in a very “scary way for children” and the conclusion comes up with a neat way in which to deal with these worries.”

And for US shoppers, here’s the link to Aboard the Timeline

And a bit about Bastian:

Bastian Gregory was born in 1997 and spent a happy childhood in Singapore, Hong Kong and Denmark. He went on to study creative writing in the UK. He was a wild and free thinker, a kind, gentle son and brother and a good friend to many.

Bastian (the author) when he was younger

Bastian had Aspergers Syndrome and suffered from depression. He left us just after his twenty-third birthday to be, in his own words, “reincarnated as a cosmic tree with solar winds and alien doves rushing through my branches.”

He leaves behind this book and a collection of poems.”

Thank you so much, Tine, for sharing your son, Bastian’s, awesome children’s book, Aboard the Timeline!

I, along with my readers I’m sure, do extend our condolences to you on the death of your precious and talented son.

Thank you, blog readers, for taking the time to read my blog today! I hope you are encouraged to purchase and read this book along with your favorite little ones or to give as a gift to an older child, and I’d like to encourage you to leave an honest review. Reviews help authors so much by allowing other potential buyers to feel confident in their selection.

As always, likes, shares, and comments are always appreciated!

Stay safe, everyone!

17 thoughts on “Aboard the Timeline, a Children’s Book

  1. Dear Wanda, thank you so much for this. It is truly appreciated. Both by me and the rest of my family. So lovely that someone out there is willing to help. I hope this book can bring a smile and pleasure to a lot of people. It still warms my heart.

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    1. Thank you Darlene for your kind reply. I totally agree- all this is breaking my heart, but I also am doing it as a way to give more meaning to it all. Very hard, but I also believe that this book is good, and a great way to teach children about believing in themselves and letting the “demons” become small- those demons that we all struggle with. If only Bastian could have followed his own advice. I hope you will help in spreading the word. And thank you!


    1. And yes, you are right. We were all by Bastian’s side the whole time- my husband and I, as were his two siblings. Sadly, not much we did could bring Bastian happiness. Ours was a happy family home- and you often think something like this happens only to “unhappy/stressed” families- but that is not the case. And in the end, we had to let Bastian go, as he was just suffering too much. I question myself why this book is so important to me, but maybe because I could not help him personally in our life, I am hoping to make this book known (not easy) and hereby show the world that his life was soo worthwhile- both to us and others.

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    1. Dear Becky, thank you so much for reacting. I am truly grateful for all the help I can get, as I can gather it is very hard to get notice out there- and I truly believe this book to be a great book to read to/with young kids. Bastian had so much to share!

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  2. I’m glad that Bastian has left his words for his family and the rest of the world to enjoy. I hope that his family is blessed with many happy memories of him.


    1. Dear Pete, you are very kind. Yes, it does help us as a family. Especially that my daughter, May actually sat with him no less than a week before he died and they laughed together- and he seemed so pleased with what she was coming up with of illustrations. I hope you will jjoin us in promoting the book, as I am finding it hard to know how get the word out there. (and yes, thankfully we do have many wonderful memories of Bastian! He was a wonderful person- I just wish he would have understood this himself!)


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