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Publisher's Summary

Jessie lives with her family in the frontier village of Clifton, Indiana. When diphtheria strikes the village and the children of Clifton start dying, Jessie's mother sends her on a dangerous mission to bring back help. But beyond the walls of Clifton, Jessie discovers a world even more alien and threatening than she could have imagined, and soon she finds her own life in jeopardy. Can she get help before the children of Clifton, and Jessie herself, run out of time?
©1997 Margaret Peterson Haddix (P)2010 Listening Library
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Critic Reviews

"The quirky twist on time-travel fiction will keep the attention of readers." ( Booklist)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Sharmon on 06-19-15

How I liked it

I thought the book was great. I liked the drama.i think some of it was confusing but over all it was a good book

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 01-05-18

Enjoyed it A lot!

In my opinion this was a good book. The story kept my interested the whole time. Jesse's thoughts and emotions were described perfectly, and it touched me to hear about her life.

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