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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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"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 Glen F Strong on 06-15-18

May I return or exchange?

This book was on the list for my group group, but not until I had started listening to it did I realize it is for young readers or mothers of teens. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this book ... in fact it’s probably a very good read for middle school children and their parents. But I’m an old grandma and do not enjoy it. I hope you will allow me to return this book, or exchange it for something else. Thank you.

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