Thursday, March 27, 2008
Time Spies: Secret in the Tower
Ransom, Candice. 2006. Time Spies: Secret in the Tower.
Mattie, Alex, and Sophie are three siblings about to stumble into a great mysteriously magical adventure. It all starts when the Chapman family moves from Maryland to Virginia. Their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chapman, are hoping to make a great change in their lives. They bought a huge, three-story stone house--which dates at least in part to Colonial times. Their dream is to open an inn. Their first guest is a Mr. Jones. He is a man who may not be what he seems as the children come to discover. I don't want to say too much more. But if you love the idea of time travel, if you love history, then this is one series you'll want to follow. Secret in the Tower as the first novel sets up the premise and introduces readers to the stars: the three Chapman children, Ellsworth the stuffed elephant, and Winchester the cat.
I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series. My only regret? That these books weren't around when I was a kid. I would have so fallen in love with this series. The idea of time travel has always intrigued me to say the least. I loved the TV show Voyagers, though I don't remember too many of the details now.