From Liesl Shurtliff, the New York Times bestselling author of Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin, comes a thrilling new middle grade trilogy about three city kids who get on the wrong subway train and wind up on a wild, magical mystery-adventure throughout time.
Imaginative, daring, and packed with fun, Time Castaways is perfect for fans of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library and Percy Jackson.
Mateo, Ruby, and Corey Hudson’s parents don’t have too many rules. It’s the usual stuff: Be good. Do your homework. And never ride the subway without an adult, EVER. But when the siblings wake up late for school, they have no choice but to break a rule. The Hudson siblings board the subway in Manhattan and end up on a frigate ship in Paris…in the year 1911.
As time does tell, the Hudson family has a lot of secrets. The past, present, and future are intertwined—and a time-traveling ship called the Vermillion is at the center. Racing to untangle the truth, the kids find themselves in the middle of one of the greatest art heists of all time.
And the adventure is just getting started.
About the Author
Liesl Shurtliff is the New York Times bestselling author of Rump: The True Tale of Rumpelstiltskin, other books in the (Fairly) True Tales series, and the Time Castaways series, beginning with Time Castaways: The Mona Lisa Key. She was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, the fifth of eight kids. She now lives in Chicago with her husband and four kids, where she writes full-time. Find her online at www.lieslshurtliff.com
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I happened to discover Time Castaways: The Mona Lisa Key at the local library recently—what a find! I love the time travel concept : ) I ordinarily do not read adventure stories; but this immediately became my favorite book! In fact, I plan to buy copies of it as gifts for some of my child’s friends. Liesl Shurtliff certainly knows how to combine action and plenty of suspense right until the ending. Wonderful settings include the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the location of the world-famous Mona Lisa (upon going back in time to the beginning of the twentieth century)! The voyage of “Matt,” his brother, and his sister unfolds in intriguing ways. This book prompted the gamut of my emotions from laughing aloud to rooting enthusiastically for the siblings to rise to all the challenges that were presenting themselves, in hope that triumph would be theirs. It is my honor to give Time Castaways a 5-star rating!!!!!