The Lost Track of Time

The Lost Track of Time

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The Lost Track of Time 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow, wow, wow! This book is a “timely” feast of language and imagination sure to feed the starving artist in us all. (Or anyone feeling over-scheduled and under-fulfilled.) A fun and fantastical journey reminiscent of “The Phantom Tollbooth”, filled with lively characters, clever puns, marvelous mushrooms, and a whole lot of “moodling”. A must-read for any age!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wanted so badly for this book to be more than it was. The concept reminded me of The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster, which is one of my most beloved books, but this "retelling" fell flat. What makes the Phantom Tollbooth such a compelling read is the use of an authoritarian model of the moralizing allegory. The Lost Track of Time is a cheap imitation of that. Penelope’s mother and father are caricatures. They are so over-the-top with scheduling Penelope’s time and refusing to listen to her desire to be a writer that they are rather ridiculous. Honestly, the plot seems a bit too forced,particularly in attempting to teach Penelope, and the readers, about the dangers of being over-scheduled.  To those who have liked this book- go pick up Norton Juster's masterpiece. You will love it. I wish I could give a second rating to the illustrations. I adore them. I loved the art work- Lee White is a genius.