When his father marries her mother, Chris Fitton and Nan Mallory - both
twelve - are thrust into a new life. While their parents are enjoying an
extended honeymoon, Chris and Nan must live with Aunt Elizabeth, attend
new schools, and worst of all, be civil to one another. They're certain
that their future is bleak - until Chris's visit to the Salvation Army
store. It is there that he finds the model of the Red Hart Inn, a
structure that holds a strange allure for them both.
That night, Chris and Nan find themselves in the same dream - living inside the Red Hart Inn in seventeenth century England. And when danger threatens, they must set aside their differences and find a way to work together - before it's too late.
Andre Alice Norton (1912-2005) was an American science fiction and fantasy author (with some works of historical fiction and contemporary fiction) under the noms de plume Andre Norton, Andrew North and Allen Weston. Norton published her first novel in 1934, and was the first woman to receive the Gandalf Grand Master Award from the World Science Fiction Society in 1977, and won the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) association in 1983.
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