“April 8, 1942 was a dangerous day.” That’s what the note said. The one from Mom and Dad.
George and Gracie find it in their parents’ papers but they don’t have a clue what it means. The time machine lands them in the ocean next to St. Simons Island, Georgia. In a rubber dinghy. With a bike they have to return to Landry’s Bike Shop—in the middle of World War II! George is a ginormous, hairy, slobbery dog and boy does he love that. The kids run into Crowe lurking around the island, watching for his chance to steal the time machine. They have to return the bike and get home fast—before he catches them. The problem is, the bike shop is closed, which means George and Gracie are stuck. And the next day is April 8th. The dangerous day. Will they get home before danger strikes?
About the Author
Cheri Pray Earl graduated with her M.A. in Creative Writing from Brigham Young University in 1995 and has taught writing and literature courses for the BYU Honors Program and English Creative Writing Program for the past 20 years; she was awarded BYU Honors Professor of the Year in 2005 (which she brags about whenever she can). She published a non-fiction children’s book for American Girl co-authored with Rick Walton in 2009, but in real life she writes young adult novels; she won the Utah Original Writing Competition in 1994 for the YA novel, Flat Like Me, and took Honorable Mention in 1997 for the YA novel, The Swan. Her newest novel is Mr. Ditchy, is at Agent Steve’s house.
Carol Lynch Williams is the author of more than 25 books for kids and teen readers. She runs Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers (in it’s 13th year), has an MFA in Writing for Children and Adolescents from Vermont College and writes on an active blog with fellow writers Ann Dee Ellis and Kyra Leigh Williams (http://www.throwingupwords.wordpress.com). She teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University and has garnered several writing related awards. She is proudest of her five daughters who are the Carol’s best creative effort, ever. She and Cheri have been best friends for almost 20 years.