Ancient castles, family folklore and a mysterious Magic Eye Book combine in this absorbing middle grade time travel adventure.
Will Menzies and his younger brother Jamie are visiting relatives in Scotland where Will comes into possession of a magic book that enables him with the gift of ‘Far Sight’ — the ability to see into the past. This “magical eye” proves especially dangerous when Jamie steps through a time portal into the Scotland of centuries long ago. Will and Nan have no choice but to leap through the portal to find Jamie.
But time in the past moves more swiftly than real time. A whole year has gone by in the one day that Jamie has time traveled, and when Will and Nan catch up with him, Jamie no longer remembers them and refuses to return to the present. Can these time travelers restore the future through the past?
Lynne Jonell is the author of the novels Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat, Emmy and the Home for Troubled Girls, Emmy and the Rats in the Belfry, and The Secret of Zoom, as well as several critically acclaimed picture books. Her books have been named Junior Library Guild Selections and a Smithsonian Notable Book, among numerous other honors.