Andre Norton Award 2011, Mythopoeic Award for Children's Literature 2012.
Thirteen-year-old Sophie isn't happy about spending summer at her grandmother's old house in the Bayou. But the house has a maze Sophie can't resist exploring once she finds it has a secretive and playful inhabitant.
When she makes an impulsive wish, she slips one hundred years into the past, to the year 1860. Once she makes her way, bedraggled and tanned, to what will one day be her grandmother’s house, she is taken for a slave.
"A subtle and haunting book that examines what it means to be who we are." — Holly Black
Delia Sherman is the author of two middle grade novels, Changeling and The Magic Mirror of the Mermaid Queen. Her short stories for younger readers have appeared in numerous anthologies. She is also the author of a number of novels for adults as well as the co-editor of two Interfictions anthologies, among others. Delia Sherman lives in NYC.