The Accidental Time Traveller by Janis Mackay
One ordinary day, Saul is on his way to the corner shop when a girl appears suddenly in the middle of the road. She doesn't understand traffic, or the things in shops, and she's wearing a long dress with ruffled sleeves. Her name is Agatha Black.
Agatha Black is from 1812, and Saul needs to find a way to get her back there. With help from his mates Will and Robbie, he tries to work out how to make time travel happen.
This pacy, time-travelling adventure from Janis Mackay, author of the Magnus Fin series, is full of funny misunderstandings and gripping action.
(Ages 8 to 12 years)
"This is a well-structured time-slip story that cleverly keeps its momentum and manages, largely through the sympathetic character of Saul, to draw the reader in...he's friendly, generous and principled—traits that help him to grow in maturity and wisdom as his friendship with Agatha develops. The ever-present landscape of snow and slush, thick fog and dark winter skies—and Christmas warmth—adds atmosphere to this enjoyable story." —Books for Keeps