Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 12 to 15
- Grade: 7 to 10
- Reading age: 12 to 15
Thrown back in time by a mysterious pocket watch, Jonah and his stepbrother, Toby, are forced to overcome their differences and work together to return to the present.
Jonah Wiley is having a tough time. First, his parents divorced, and now his mom is going to a conference and leaving him with his dad and stepmother.
But after Jonah steals an antique pocket watch, he and his stepbrother Toby are hurled back in time — to Egypt, China, France, and other places around the world. In order to save themselves and get back to the present, Jonah and Toby must overcome their personal issues and work together to solve the tough problems they encounter.
About the author
Anne Dublin is a former teacher-librarian and award-winning author living in Toronto. She has written two biographies for Second Story Press – June Callwood: A Life of Action and Bobbie Rosenfeld: The Olympian Who Could Do Everything – as well as Dynamic Women Dancers, part of the Women’s Hall of Fame series and the children’s historical fiction novel The Orphan Rescue.
Stealing Time is an exciting adventure novel, and the historical details of time keeping are fascinating and well-researched.
Canadian Materials magazine
[Stealing Time] will appeal to readers who enjoy fantasy with a twist of history.
Canadian Children's Book News
… Dublin manages to write a spunky tale, exciting as well as informative, that ends with Jonah becoming fond of his talented little stepbrother. Recommended for ages 10–14.
Jewish Book World
Young lovers of history and novice horologists will find that reading Dublin’s fast-paced and fact-filled book will be time well spent.
American Jewish Library
Whether or not young readers are dealing with a family crisis of their own, Stealing Time offers an adventurous reminder that change is not always a bad thing.
Quill & Quire
Other titles by Anne Dublin
Jacob and the Mandolin Adventure
A Cage Without Bars
Anne Dublin Children's Library 2-Book Bundle
Stealing Time / The Baby Experiment
44 Hours or Strike!
A Jonah Wiley Adventure
The Baby Experiment Teachers' Guide
Dundurn Teachers' Guide