PublishedHarper Collins, November 2019
FormatSoftcover, 400 pages
"Kathryn Lasky's latest is a sleight-of-hand that will have you clapping your hands. With the brio and big-heart that characterizes all of Lasky's work, this opening salvo of a new series can be heralded with trumpet fanfares and clouds of rose petals." -Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked and Egg & Spoon
For fans of the Royal Diaries series and Gail Carson Levine, Newbery Honor-winning author Kathryn Lasky delivers the first enchanting adventure in a compelling new middle grade series about a newly orphaned girl who finds herself time-travelling between the present day and the court of the two most memorable English princesses in history.
Life used to be great for Rose: full of friends, a loving mom, and a growing fashion blog.
But when her mother dies in a car crash, Rose is sent away to live with a strange grandmother she hardly knows and forced to attend a new school where mean girls ridicule her at every turn.
The only place Rose finds refuge is in her grandmother's greenhouse. But one night she sees a strange light glowing from within it. She goes to investigate...and finds herself transported back five hundred years to Hatfield Palace, where she becomes servant and confidant of the banished princess Elizabeth, daughter of King Henry VIII.
Rose soon discovers something else amazing-a locket with two mysterious images inside it, both clues to her own past. Could the greenhouse portal offer answers to the mysteries of her family...and their secrets
Amy Hotz is the Direct Sales Consultant at Boffins, and also specialises in Children's fiction. She loves Dystopian fantasy and Young Adult Fiction.
Tangled in Time : The Portal by Kathryn Lasky (author of popular fantasy series Guardians of Ga’hoole)– this is in our primary section but is another one of those books that crosses the divide and is perfect for readers looking for something a little bit lighter. This is a time travelling historical journey where Rose, our main character befriends Henry VIII’s banished daughter Elizabeth. Ages 10+ (Character is 12)