Overview

It's strange enough when Susan Shaw disappears without a trace on a wintry March afternoon. It's stranger still when her uninformative note is found in the hallway of her apartment building, along with a black cat that no one has seen before. And it's strangest of all when she suddenly appears again, wearing clothes that are eighty years out of date, and tells a wild story about an old woman with a fly-away hat, an elevator that travels into ...
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Overview

It's strange enough when Susan Shaw disappears without a trace on a wintry March afternoon. It's stranger still when her uninformative note is found in the hallway of her apartment building, along with a black cat that no one has seen before. And it's strangest of all when she suddenly appears again, wearing clothes that are eighty years out of date, and tells a wild story about an old woman with a fly-away hat, an elevator that travels into the past, and a distressed family that only she can save.

Who is going to believe such a tale? Certainly not her father. But Susan is determined to prove to him that it's all true. And she has other plans for him as well...

Who, in fact, could believe such a tale? Even the author, who takes part in the story, has his doubts. But just as those doubts are all laid to rest, the mystery thickens once more. This time it's a double disappearance...

Don't forget to read the sequel All in Good Time, available soon on the Nook!
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013626010
  • Publisher: Purple House Press
  • Publication date: 10/31/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 577,345
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Edward Ormondroyd grew up in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, and Ann Arbor, Michigan. During WWII he served onboard a destroyer escort, participating in the invasions of Okinawa and Iwo Jima.

After the war he attended the University of California at Berkeley, where he received a bachelor's degree in English. Later he went back for a master's degree in library science.

He lived in Berkely for 25 years, working at various jobs while he wrote children's books. He and his wife Joan moved to upstate New York in 1970. They live in the country near Ithaca, in a house designed and partly built by Edward. Their seven children are all grown and independent. They have two grandsons and a granddaughter. Edward's interests include studying piano, gardening, books, birds, flowers (wild and tame), and listening to classical music.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2013

    Good

    When I was a kid, I loved this book. Now that I'm grown, I want to smack that irresponsible little girl for scaring her father (and apoarently not much mourning her mother) like she did. Despite the girl's failure of heart (really, it's like she's telling her father to get over some tragedy that only affected him , not her, and my experience has been that the excess of emotion is usually for the mother rather than the wife), the book is well and cleverly writren; so I will rate it as my childhood self would and not as my grumpy grown-up would.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2005

    One of the Greatest Children's Books Ever Written

    I have read this book hundreds of times since I was a child. I am 40 years old now and still read it at least yearly. The story draws you in and you can't wait for Susan to make another trip in the elevator. Get your copy today!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2003

    incredible book

    this book is very fun to read and i recommend it to anyone who enjoys fantasy

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