A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month September 2018 |
Best friends Molly and Beth have a very special power: they can time travel! When Molly’s dad comes to live nearby, the girls realise that he is very lonely. He doesn’t see his only brother and he flatly refuses to have any kind of pet. How can the girls help him? Going back in time to the 1970s, Molly and Beth try to find out something from the past that can help them to cheer Dad up. Arriving at the time of Dad’s childhood they find that much was very different in the 1970s – cassettes for playing music, unfamiliar groups like The Bay City Rollers, some very weird hairstyles and clothes and no mobile phones! They also find out the misunderstanding when they were little boys that explains why Dad and his brother aren’t friends. A great new adventure for Molly and Beth who previously appeared in Time After Time and Stand By Me.
Julia Eccleshare's Picks for September:
The Legend of Kevin: A Roly-Poly Flying Pony Adventure by Philip Reeve
The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes by Julia Donaldson
Happy: A Children's Book of Mindfulness by Nicola Edwards
Jelly Boots, Smelly Boots by Michael Rosen
You've Got a Friend by Judi Curtin
Tilly and the Bookwanderers (Pages & Co., Book 1) by Anna James
Wish for a Witch by Kaye Umansky
Poems to Live Your Life By by Chris Riddell
Once Upon a Wild Wood by Chris Riddell
Families are so complicated! Molly's dad seems so lonely. He lives on his own, he won't get a pet, he doesn't get on with his brother ... Best friends Molly and Beth suspect his problems lie in his past, but what can two thirteen-year-olds do about that? Well, when they have a time-travelling door, maybe they CAN do something. The girls go back to 1975 hoping to right some wrongs - if they can navigate 1970s cars, food and boybands - and if the colourful fashions don't blind them first!
A heart-warming story of sticking with your friends and hanging on to your dreams!
|Publication date:||31st August 2018|
|Publisher:||O'Brien Press Ltd|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Family / Home Stories, General Fiction|
|Recommendations:||Julia Eccleshare's Picks, eBooks|
Judi Curtin is Ireland’s favourite children’s writer. She is the best-selling author of the ‘Alice and Megan’ series which has sold rights to Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Poland, Lithuania and Serbia. In Ireland, the series has sold over 100,000 copies. She is also the author of the smash-hit 'Eva' series: Eva's Journey, Eva's Holiday, Leave it to Eva, and Eva and the Hidden Diary, which has sold 36,000 copies to date. She has been nominated for Irish Book Awards on numerous occasions. Read an interview with the author here. ...More About Judi Curtin