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Publisher Comments:

Now available in paperback, the first book in a thrilling, critically-acclaimed time-travel series

In this "page-turner debut" (Kirkus Reviews), thirteen-year-old Rowan and his friends, twins Xanthe and Xavier, find a time portal in an abandoned resort hotel. They travel back to revolutionary France, in search of Rowan's mysteriously missing sister, Nina. A desperate dash through Versailles and a daring escape from the guillotine are just two of the many adventures the children tackle as they race against time. If they don't make it home with Nina by the "golden hour," they won't come home at all.

Awards and praise for The Golden Hour

Book Sense Pick

International Reading Association Intermediate Fiction Award

Southern California Booksellers' Association Children's Book Prize

"A trip well worth taking." -The New York Times

"One of the few fantasies with any African American characters..." - Booklist

"Action-packed and laden with good-natured humor, Williams' tale is a journey worth taking." - Publisher's Weekly

Synopsis:

'When Kat and her father and brother visit the Mollie Kathleen, an old gold mine now open for tours by the busload, Kat gets lost from the group and falls down a shaft, where she discovers an awe-inspiring world of fantasy come to life. She meets an ancient dragonthe last of his kindand discovers a secret about the gold that litters the creature\'s den and why dragons throughout time have hoarded the sparkling treasure. 

The dragon helps Kat escape the endless caverns, but not before Kat greedily takes a piece of gold for herself. Feeling guilty, Kat decides to return it, but before she can do this she drops it in front of a group of visitors, and a media frenzy ensues. Soon the mining town is filled with gold seekers. In order to save the dragon and his gold, Kat and her brother must venture back into the mine to warn him. But will they get there in time? 

This fast-paced, beautifully told modern fantasy tale by children\'s book illustrator Troy Howell will keep readers spellbound.'

Synopsis:

In this time-travel adventure, 13-year-old Rowan Popplewell and his younger sister Nina are sent to spend the summer with their two eccentric great-aunts in Owatannauk, Maine, a town with 104 residents and as many secrets.

About the Author

Maiya Williams was an editor and vice president of The Harvard Lampoon and a writer for the TV shows Rugrats and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. She is currently a writer and producer for Mad TV and lives with her husband, three children, a Labrador retriever, and a variety of fish in Pacific Palisades, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810992160
Author:
Williams, Maiya
Publisher:
Amulet Books
Author:
Howell, Troy
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Science Fiction
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Grief
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Time travel
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover w/Dust Jacket
Publication Date:
April 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 10
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 interior illustrations
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in
Age Level:
9-14

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Product details 288 pages Amulet Books - English 9780810992160 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 'When Kat and her father and brother visit the Mollie Kathleen, an old gold mine now open for tours by the busload, Kat gets lost from the group and falls down a shaft, where she discovers an awe-inspiring world of fantasy come to life. She meets an ancient dragonthe last of his kindand discovers a secret about the gold that litters the creature\'s den and why dragons throughout time have hoarded the sparkling treasure. 

The dragon helps Kat escape the endless caverns, but not before Kat greedily takes a piece of gold for herself. Feeling guilty, Kat decides to return it, but before she can do this she drops it in front of a group of visitors, and a media frenzy ensues. Soon the mining town is filled with gold seekers. In order to save the dragon and his gold, Kat and her brother must venture back into the mine to warn him. But will they get there in time? 

This fast-paced, beautifully told modern fantasy tale by children\'s book illustrator Troy Howell will keep readers spellbound.'

"Synopsis" by , In this time-travel adventure, 13-year-old Rowan Popplewell and his younger sister Nina are sent to spend the summer with their two eccentric great-aunts in Owatannauk, Maine, a town with 104 residents and as many secrets.
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