The Hour of the Outlaw

The Hour of the Outlaw

by Maiya Williams

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Overview

The Hour of the Outlaw by Maiya Williams

The latest in the critically acclaimed, authentically detailed series transports readers back to the California Gold Rush.

When Xavier, Xanthe, Nina, and Rowan are sent after a time-travel runaway to the California Gold Rush, they’re faced with some of their toughest challenges yet: testy gunslingers, greedy prospectors, and worse, a society that doesn’t treat all of its members equally. But if they work together as a team, they can find their missing time traveler and, in the process, uncover the dangerous secret behind the Owatannauk Hotel’s time-bending powers.

Full of Wild West adventure, the latest entry in Maiya Williams’s series also offers readers a thought-provoking portrait of a time that was even more complex and colorful than most may realize.

Awards and praise for the trilogy

 

A Book Sense Pick

International Reading Association Fiction Award

Southern California Booksellers Association Children’s Book Prize

 

“Fun . . . for all lovers of fantasy, and the diversity is welcome.” —Detroit News and Free Press

 

“One of the few fantasies with any African American characters . . .” —Booklist

 

“Fills the gap between Harry Potter and A Series of Unfortunate Events.” —Time Out New York Kids

 

“It’s refreshing to have African American teens as main characters without their race being a main theme of the book . . .” —VOYA, 4Q 4P

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810972643
Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date: 08/13/2008
Edition description: 1
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 9 - 14 Years

About the Author

Maiya Williams was an editor and vice president of the Harvard Lampoon and a writer for the TV shows Rugrats and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. She is currently a writer and producer for MAD TV and lives with her husband, three children, a Labrador retriever, a Schnorkie, two guinea pigs, and a variety of fish in Pacific Palisades, California. This is her third novel, a sequel to her critically acclaimed books The Golden Hour and The Hour of the Cobra.

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