The Long Shadow
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Richie, age 14, doesn't expect to time-travel. He just wants to go camping.
Aunt Trudy never wanted kids. Now that she's Richie's guardian, she makes his life miserable. Richie wants to escape, so he seeks refuge in the deep Missouri woods he loves so much.
Looking for a campsite, he wanders between two cedar trees. Suddenly it's not summer, but late fall. All the vehicles on the road look like they're going to an antique-car show. Even so, Richie doesn't realize at first that he's traveled back in time fifty years. After a freak storm, he's freezing. The person who saves him is Morris, a mysterious black woodsman.
So, why is a policeman soon chasing Richie? And why is Morris so determined to hide from everyone? Richie and Morris both long for home. But getting there seems impossible.
Then Richie realizes that the key to bringing Morris in from the cold could be a trip further back in time-to try to prevent a terrible crime.
Winner of a Moonbeam Children's Book Award, The Long Shadow keeps readers turning pages. Find out today why so many fans love this book and its positive message of reconciliation and hope.
What they're saying ...
"I loved this book. I could not stop reading it once I had begun. It is a delightful story, as well as a very painful one, told very well without a wasted word. I gladly recommend it to anyone." --Jerram Barrs, professor at Covenant Theological Seminary and author.
"Heartwarming and heartbreaking, Richie's story is a shining example of how taking a chance on unlikely friendships is the best way to break down the barriers we build." -Jill Williamson, award-winning author of the Blood of Kings trilogy
"Searching for a new favorite book? Look no further than The Long Shadow by Phyllis Wheeler. This is a great book for fans of To Kill a Mockingbird but with a time-travel twist. Richie grabs your attention and doesn't let go until the very end."-Elsie G, age 13.
Elk Lake Publishing Inc, 9781649491329, 202pp.
Publication Date: May 9, 2021