A Quest in Time

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Lisa stared at Uncle Harold's battered old trunk. Why had he sent it? There was only one way to find out. Lisa turned the rusty black key that lay on top. The trunk squeaked and groaned as if weary from a long trip. Then, with a tiny click, it opened...


When 12-year-old Lisa opens the trunk left for her by her beloved Uncle Harold, an archeologist, she has no idea what ...

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Overview


Lisa stared at Uncle Harold's battered old trunk. Why had he sent it? There was only one way to find out. Lisa turned the rusty black key that lay on top. The trunk squeaked and groaned as if weary from a long trip. Then, with a tiny click, it opened...


When 12-year-old Lisa opens the trunk left for her by her beloved Uncle Harold, an archeologist, she has no idea what adventures are in store for her. Inside she finds it is full of the most wondrous objects -- best of all -- Uncle Harold's personal journal! On top of the journal lies a note.


My dear Lisa,

One journey ends. Another begins. Learn from what you see.

Learn from what you feel.

Remember, I love you.

Uncle Harold

Blinking back tears, Lisa settles in to discover what secrets the trunk holds. To her great surprise, certain objects have the power to transport her, spinning back through space, to a different time and place. Lisa finds herself on a Viking ship during a fierce storm, in India during the building of the Taj Mahal, helping to save a medieval village in England from invaders, and witnessing a Civil Rights protest in Alabama. As she explores deeper into the chest, each new object takes her on an incredible journey, revealing breathtaking snapshots from all over the world and across time.

Her reward at the end of each trip is a puzzle piece in the form of a letter. As Lisa collects a letter from every adventure, one from each century of the millennium, she realizes that together the letters spell out an important message from her Uncle Harold.

Full of fast-paced adventures andfascinating history, Quest in Time is sure to capture the imagination of young readers. Bill Slavin's action-filled, richly evocative illustrations transport readers right along with Lisa on her millennial adventures. Uncle Harold's message is an important reminder to everyone at the beginning of this new era.

The items in a trunk left to her by Uncle Harold transport Lisa back in time where she meets Leif Eriksson, Marco Polo, Florence Nightingale, and other less famous, but equally courageous, people who also changed their worlds.

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A Quest in Time tells the tale of a young girl named Lisa who inherits a very special trunk from her recently deceased Uncle Harold. An archeologist by trade, Uncle Harold had been on many eXciting adventures and left behind a detailed journal of his findings. Believing that Lisa was much like himself, he felt she would fully appreciate the magic he had carefully tucked away in his trunk. As Lisa reads each journal entry and gently holds each treasured artifact that Uncle Harold has hidden away, she begins to travel back in time, literally reliving each moment in history. From her first adventure aboard an Icelandic Viking ship in 1000 A.D. to her last journey back to 1955 when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, Lisa collects pieces of a puzzlea puzzle that Uncle Harold wants her to solve. The book is filled with interesting historical facts and stories that are told in a way that will capture the interest of many young children and parents. 2000, Greey de Pencier Books/Scholastic, $22.95 and $12.95. Ages 8 to 12. Reviewer: Emily Cook <%ISBN%> 1894379071
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781894379083
  • Publisher: Owlkids Books Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/2/2000
  • Pages: 72
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.05 (w) x 9.91 (h) x 0.21 (d)

Meet the Author

Frieda Wishinsky has written numerous award-winning books for children that have been published both in North America and the UK. Oonga Boonga (Dutton, 1998) was an American Bookseller "Pick of the List." Each One Special (Orca, 1998), was nominated for the Governor General's Award for text, and was voted as "an exceptional book" by Forward magazine while The Man Who Made Parks (Tundra, 1999) was voted "an outstanding book" by the Parent Council. Wishinsky has written for a variety of magazines including Publisher's Weekly, Quill & Quire, Home and School and Parent Talk. She has also led a variety of literature workshops for children and adults throughout the U.S, Canada and Israel. Frieda Wishinsky currently lives in Toronto.

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