Keeping Time

Keeping Time

by Colby Rodowsky

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Rodowsky tells us that time and space are forms of thought. She establishes a premise and a plausible device for time-travel. In Keeping Time she uses the song Greensleeves as the device to travel back in time. The lives of Drew and Simon, the two main characters, are linked. Drew's family are street performers in Baltimore, and Simon is an apprentice musician in 16th century London. To provide authenticity Rodowsky researched street names, customs, clothing, and musical instruments. As she roamed around Baltimore she found a street named Cheapside which also exists in London. Greensleeves was published in 1580 and, therefore, is an appropriate song choice.

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Edition description:
1st ed
Product dimensions:
5.81(w) x 8.57(h) x 0.67(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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