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The plot is simple: Anna, a bright and curious 15 year old, discovers an old mirror in her grandmother's house and magically steps into 1643, smack in the middle of the English Civil War. In the ensuing adventure she begins to learn the meaning of courage. Murray doesn't spend time explaining how or why this happens, but gets right into the telling of the story.
The first half of the book is very descriptive, thoroughly fleshing out the environment of 17th century English castle-life. Foods, clothes, customs, the darkness of the nights without electric lights, the quietness of the days without planes and cars, and all the little things that might not occur to you at first thought are explained in thoughtful detail:
~ Anna looked out over the landscape. It rose and dipped for miles, rugged and rocky, then soft and velvety as the meadows blended into the craggy heath. It was hard to believe that something so pretty had been witness to something so ugly. But then she remembered the spider and the butterfly they had just passed moments before...Read more ›
The knowledge of the period that the author shows is amazing! This is a must read book! it will become a classic!
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Excellent book for older children and teens 12 and up. Blends historical fiction with fantasy. Highly recommended and enjoyable.Published 8 months ago by Raghavendra
A little slow at first. Great Historical fiction. Wonderful female characters; they are brace, smart, and outwit the bad guys.Published 15 months ago by DDR
A wonderful way to learn about history while enjoying an exciting read based on true events. This is a great series for older kids, though I enjoyed it myself as well.Published 17 months ago by Derrick Ruiz
A really great book for teens that centers around the theme of historical fiction. Anna Moore was an interesting character and the way seventeenth-century England was depicted was... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Helen R.
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I thought this went a little slow and going through the looking glass like Alice was a bit much . I will admit it was a good read after all . Read morePublished on July 28, 2014 by J.Pitts
I have always loved history, especially about England. It was refreshing to come across a YA series that combines both historical accuracy with an exciting historical plot. Read morePublished on June 3, 2014 by 3BooksAWeek
I am an adult but read this book and learned some interesting history I had known nothing about. It was served up as a charming bit of historical fiction for young people. Read morePublished on January 21, 2014 by Ray Schrab
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