A Rare Gift
Crystal Journals: Book 1
"A Rare Gift is the story of a young girl and her slowly awakening social conscience.
I found this well researched book irresistible for a number of reasons.
The characters are full of surprises, and are not what they seem at first.
Every chapter ends with a –cliff-hanger - will reward the reader with many hours
Roberta A. Rich, author of The Midwife of Venice, The Harem Midwife and A Trial in Venice
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About A Rare Gift
An adventure series for Middle Grade readers & up.
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.
Age Range: 8 – 12 years
Grade Level: 3 – 6
Print Length: 154 pages
Publisher: Comwave Publishing House Inc; 2 edition (April 25, 2016)
Publication Date: April 25, 2016
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About the author
G. Rosemary Ludlow grew up in Adelaide, Australia, where she taught school for many years. She loved teaching children to read and her favorite thing to do was to tell them stories. History stories, geography stories, stories about spelling, or arithmetic - it is all stories.