Book Genre: Children's
Doors are not supposed to appear in shop walls all of a sudden.
When ten-year-old Ben discovers a strange Door in his own neighbourhood, he simply has to explore further. Just one leap through the Door takes him to a family of time travellers – and the mystery of a missing girl who’s being hurled through history in a time storm.
Determined to help his new friends find their missing daughter, Ben finds himself travelling through history itself, and will pass through the thickest London fog ever, sail on RMS Titanic, attend a Presidential barbecue, and have to escape imprisonment in the Tower of London. But will his courage and wit be enough? Will Henry VIII, Amelia Earhart, Samuel Pepys, and Harry Houdini help him, or get him into more trouble? And who or what is trying to invade his mind?
The race through the time and against time has started. Can they find the missing girl, or will she have to spend her entire life being thrown through history?
“I’m afraid this is your present day, Ben, your eleventh birthday,” said Professor Rathbone.
Ben pointed to a banner across the central span of Admiralty Arch: ‘LONDON WELCOMES EMPEROR ADOLF.’
“Then what’s going on? That shouldn’t be happening.”
“It’s Time,” said the Professor darkly, “something has gone very badly wrong with Time itself.”
Ben and his time-travelling friends have been celebrating his birthday together, but there’s one birthday surprise he never expected. History has been changed somehow – his family and home no longer exist.
Can they travel from this strange new world to track down the mysterious Book of Time?
Will its secrets explain what has gone wrong and how Time can be fixed once again?