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Stones of Time

The Shenanigans Series, Book Two

by (author) Andreas Oertel

Heritage House Publishing
Initial publish date
May 2015
General, Imagination & Play, Friendship
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 2015
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  • eBook

    Publish Date
    May 2015
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7


In their last adventure, Cody, Eric, and Rachel were clever enough to fool townspeople with a homemade "ancient Egyptian" tablet. Their exploits brought some much-needed tourism to Sultana, Manitoba, but their deception ensured they would spend the summer doing community service. While mowing the grass in the local cemetery, they stumble across some ancient stones that seem to indicate this was a sacred site long before the arrival of European settlers. All of a sudden, they find themselves on a rescue mission in a world beyond their imagination. Will their quick thinking and knack for history be enough to get them home? Modern-day adventure and ancient civilizations meet in Book Two of the Shenanigans series.

About the author

Andreas Oertel has travelled all over the world and had a hundred different jobs -- everything from rickshaw driver to health inspector -- but his favourite occupation is writing. His middle grade fiction is critically acclaimed and has been nominated for several awards, including the Silver Birch Award, Manitoba Young Reader's Choice Award, and Charlotte Award. Andreas spends much of his free time visiting schools, and in 2012 and 2013 he was Writer in Residence at Lac du Bonnet's Centennial School. He lives with his wife, Diane, next to the Lee River in Manitoba.

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Editorial Reviews

“Oertel's dialogue is clever, his characters are attractive and convincing, and there is a good combination of historical information and fantasy." —Winnipeg Free Press

“A fun, engaging series for adventure and history buffs." —Guill & Quire

“A fabulously fun series that ... will appeal to boys and girls alike." —The Literary Word

“Besides enjoying a fast-paced adventure story, young readers will learn about the solstice, time travel, and ancient Cree sulture in this volume that easily stands on its own." —Kirkus Reviews

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