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.
Anne Dublin is an award-winning author of historical fiction and biographies for young people. Her books include Bobbie Rosenfeld: The Olympian Who Could Do Everything, winner of the IODE Violet Downey Book Award and the Canadian Jewish Book Award; The Orphan Rescue, finalist for the U.S. National Jewish Book Award; and The Baby Experiment. She lives in Toronto.
Stealing Time is an exciting adventure novel, and the historical details of time keeping are fascinating and well-researched.
[Stealing Time] will appeal to readers who enjoy fantasy with a twist of history.
… 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.
Young lovers of history and novice horologists will find that reading Dublin’s fast-paced and fact-filled book will be time well spent.
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.