From the Author
The tagline for the Timekeepers series is: History is supposed to be dull... who knew it could also be dangerous?
I love that sentiment, as it recognizes that most of us--and especially schoolkids--tend to roll our eyes when the subject of history comes up. It's in the past... it's over and done with... it's ancient history. And yet, if you suddenly found yourself at some point in history, the last thing it would be is dull and boring. Yes, it might even be dangerous!
It's also true that no matter where a person lives, SOME history happened there, and sometimes we forget how interesting that history is. With this book--and the two other Timekeepers books that follow--I try to remind people that history has happened everywhere, and sometimes it takes an extraordinary event (like, maybe, time travel??) to remind us about what happened in our very own back yard.