Time Castaways #2: The Obsidian Compass

by Liesl Shurtliff

On Sale: 10/15/2019

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Time Castaways #2: The Obsidian Compass

by Liesl Shurtliff

On Sale: 10/15/2019

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About the Book

Liesl Shurtliff, New York Times bestselling author of Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin, continues the action-packed Time Castaways trilogy with book two, in which the Hudsons sail across time and history as they embark on a daring rescue mission.

With magic, mystery, and adventure, this is perfect for fans of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library and Percy Jackson.

Mateo, Ruby, and Corey Hudson have lost their friend Jia to the villainous Captain Vincent’s clutches, and now they’re determined to bring her back to safety. But the Hudson kids don’t have a way to time-travel without the Obsidian Compass, until Mateo figures out the secret component to get his own homemade compass working.

Soon the whole family—plus their wacky neighbor, Chuck, and his rusty orange bus, Blossom—are swept up in epic journey.

With their own time-traveling vehicle and some help from history’s most famous young markswoman, Annie Oakley, the Hudsons think they’re prepared to sneak onto the Vermillion. Unbeknownst to them, Captain Vincent already knows they’re coming. In fact, he’s counting on it…

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Critical Praise

Praise for TIME CASTAWAYS #1: “Time-traveling pirates, whimsical humor, a sentient ship, and cliffhanger predicaments deliver generous helpings of quirky, retro-tinged entertainment.” - Kirkus Reviews

“Third-person narration with memorable characters, an enticing plot, and some cool steampunklike magic will attract readers who love Jen Swann Downey’s Ninja Librarians or Brian Farrey’s Vengekeep Prophecies. A strong sense of the characters’ humanity and interesting time travel paradoxes... A promising series for fantasy adventure fans.” - School Library Journal

“An engaging page-turner that will serve as an introduction to science fiction and mystery.” - Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Praise for RUMP: “As good as gold.” - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Lighthearted and inventive, Rump amusingly expands a classic tale.” - Brandon Mull, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Fablehaven

Praise for RED: “Red is the most wonder-filled fairy tale of them all!” - Chris Grabenstein, New York Times bestselling author of Escape from Mr. Limoncello’s Library

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062568182
  • ISBN 10: 0062568183
  • Imprint: Katherine Tegen Books
  • On Sale: 10/15/2019
  • Pages: 432
  • List Price:21.00 CAD
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Time Travel
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic

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