Firstly I wish to thank Anne Cater of Random Things Tours for inviting me on the Blog tour for TIME SCHOOL by Nikki Young
* Paperback: 112 pages
* Publisher: Troubador Publishing (28 Jun. 2018)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 1789013151
* ISBN-13: 978-1789013153
A power cut and a series of mini disasters means friends, Jess, Nadia, Tomma and Ash barely make it to the station to catch their train to school. What they find is a far cry from the usual packed commuter train they’re expecting…
When they arrive at Hickley School, the children are surprised to find some of the buildings missing and they don’t recognise any of the other pupils, who are all dressed in a different style of uniform. The only person who takes the time to help them is Martha, despite being preoccupied by her own worries about her family being hungry and not hearing from brother, Henry whom she says is away fighting.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
This is a super book, I hope series, in which young children can be introduced to important time periods in history in a way that helps them experience a small slice of it themselves through the characters. Four school friends, two girls and two boys, journey to school via the train but on a day that everything seems to go wrong they all get in the last carriage, the only travellers in there. When they get off they have arrived at the same station but 100 years back in time.
The characters had a good feel factor about them like the famous five of my days, where I just wanted to be one of the children on the adventures. This story does the same. So many learning opportunities are in the book to relate to, from the difference in clothing to rationing and what it was like first hand for children in WW1. There is also a more personal reason for the children to be back in time. One that will give the reader an adrenaline rush.
The story is just over a hundred pages, well set out with large poster type notes with added information on some pages. It all goes to keep a child intrigued in what is going on. The language isn’t over complicated either making it continuous reading that a child would fully understand. Everything seems to have been really thought out including the population of the town and layout of buildings and streets. A super adventure with lots of historical facts for curious minds.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Nikki Young is a writer and lover of stories and ‘The Mystery of the Disappearing Underpants’ is her first book. Nikki credits her lively imagination to an amazing childhood, growing up in Yorkshire and living in a cul-de-sac in the days when children were allowed to run free and left to make their own fun! Now a mum of three, she says that in her head, she hasn’t really grown up and those memories of her childhood days remain strong and active.
Website : http://www.nikkiyoung.co.uk/