Ten-year-old Susan Sinclair is a typical girl whose most exotic pastime, in the normal course of things, is her weekly martial arts class. But when a complete stranger gives her a rare crystal while she's at a flea market with her parents, everything changes.
When Susan sleeps, she wakes up on a nineteenth-century migrant ship headed for New York City. There, she meets a young boy named Jeremy who was orphaned at the beginning of the vessel's journey.
When Susan attempts to return the crystal, she learns it has chosen her to go to places in the past where something is wrong and must be set right, and she can't give the stone away until it determines the time is right. Susan, who does not even like Jeremy, is outraged.
However, as her travels through time continue, she softens toward the unfortunate boy and decides to give this new adventure a chance. But on one return visit to the ship, a bully steals the crystal--and Susan finds herself stuck in the past. She will have to summon all the bravery and resourcefulness she can to escape from a danger beyond her wildest dreams.
"I am overwhelmed!" - Irene N. Watts irenenwatts.com I am overwhelmed! Just finished reading and want to know more! You have done a tremendous job, the book has so many levels, trust and friendship and the importance of kindness all woven together with historical truth, you almost had me believing in the power of the crystal and normally I am not captivated by fantasy. But you certainly captivated me. Lovely characterization, and the suspense is maintained until the end, and I know how hard that is to do. It's going to make a great series.
"well researched book irresistible"- Roberta A. Rich http: //www.robertarich.com/ I found this well researched book irresistible for a number of reasons. It is written in a clear, fluid style. The characters are full of surprises, and are not what they seem at first. The book is wonderfully suspenseful. Every chapter ends with a -cliffhanger-.The plot is filled with surprising twists and turns. The author, Ms.Ludlow has a good ear for dialogue. This is a book which will reward the reader with many hours of entertainment . http: //grosemaryludlow.com/
"If you value books with life messages that you read for your children, grandchildren, and for your own pleasure, you will love my "Crystal Journal" series.The young heroine grows and learns through traveling back in time and, in book 4...the future.
Responsibility, friendship, loyalty, teamwork, death, loss are just a glimpse of the lessons our Susan Sinclair, guardian of the crystal, experiences.She embraces life with her friends she meets along the way, on a very exciting journey with many adventures."GRL
Series: Crystal Journals
For Ages: 8 - 12 years old
For Grades: 3 - 6
Number Of Pages: 156
Published: 22nd February 2017
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 12.7
Weight (kg): 0.16
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised