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Secret in the Tower (Time Spies #1)

3.82 of 5 stars 3.82  ·  rating details  ·  45 ratings  ·  10 reviews
First in an exciting all-new series for children, complete with time travel, adventure, and American history!

In this brand-new series by acclaimed author Candice Ransom, three children meet unsung heroes who shaped America�s history. Follow the children as they hop in and out of various eras, learning important life lessons along the way. Children will enjoy the fun, eas...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published September 12th 2006 by Mirrorstone (first published September 1st 2006)
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This is a nice premise, and a well executed beginning. Like several other time travel series for young readers it has a didactic element, but the children here are realistically depicted. The three siblings, 9,8 and 5, have just moved to the countryside in Virgina, where their parents are opening an Inn in a historic house. The first guest is a reinactor who introduces them to some historic events, which they then travel back to see through a spyglass they discover in the hidden tower room in th...more
Charlyn  Trussell
This, the first in the "Time Spies" series, introduces siblings Alex, Mattie, and Sophie; the Virginia home their parents have converted to an inn; the hidden room in the tower of the home; and the magic spyglass that takes them back in time. Readers will glean facts about the American Revolution and learn about Jack Jouett, the South's Paul Revere.

Large print and illustrations make this an accessible book for younger readers. The book also features an experiment with invisible ink and a simpl...more
Daniel Finnie
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This is another series that kids enjoy...Time Spies. It is along the same line as Magic Tree House only it is an old spyglass that transports the characters back in time. This is the first book in the series. Lexile 540.
the three children were going to vigrna with their parents.they were living in a big house where there were lots of mystery were stuffed is a must-buy book for everyone.
When their parents move to an old colonial era home to run a bed-and-breakfast, three siblings discover a magic telescope that allows them to time travel.
Auntie J
Feb 06, 2008 Auntie J rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Tony?
Recommended to Auntie J by: 2nd-3rd grade
A bit like "The Magic Treehouse" books, but I liked it better. A small history lesson delivered in an interesting way.
This book was great. I cannot wait for Book two in this series.
Todd Holland
Really enjoyed ths one. Will check out or in the series.
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