by Kirsty Murray (Goodreads Author)
This morning Sam Sullivan was a modern kid with a straightforward sort of life. This afternoon he's living in 1901 with a bunch of crazy people who think they know him! When he's laid a few bets, fought a few thieves and slept in some pretty strange places it's time to get real. An accident in a shooting gallery forces him to take a tough decision - can he change the past...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published February 1st 2001 by Allen & Unwin
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Dec 31, 2012 Melina rated it 3 of 5 stars
Time Travel seems to be a consistent theme in children’s fiction, a lot of the time serving as a device to turn the story into historical fiction while still allowing for lots of exposition (since the character learns about the time period at the same time as the reader). This was fairly similar to other time travel books I’ve read (and I seem to have read quite a few!). Sam Sullivan is a nice enough kid, but he seems to find trouble wherever he goes. His parents have broken up, his father isn’t...more
A great novel full of action and adventure. Sam, a 13 year old, discovers quite by accident that he can move back and forth in time. Set around the Victoria Market in Melbourne, Sam is able to slip back to the same location at the turn of the century. Together with him, we are able to explore what Australia was like at the time of Federation. Family issues that battle with divorce are a side issue in this novel. Well written. A good read.
Kirsty Murray is an author of seventeen books for young people. She has been a Creative Fellow of the State Library of Victoria, an Asialink Literature Resident in South India and writer-in-residence at the University of Himachal Pradesh. Her tribe of grown up-kids live all around the world so she travels a lot to catch up with them. She lives in Melbourne in a big old ramshackle house with an ove...moreMore about Kirsty Murray...