In this spooky time-travel tale, eleven-year-old Andrew switches places with a ghost and travels back to the year 1910. Will he be able to fight his way back through time to reclaim his place in the present? Or will the ghost steal his life, and leave him trapped in the past forever?

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  • California Young Reader's Medal
  • Mark Twain Award (Missouri)
  • Utah Children's Book Award
  • Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award
  • Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award (Vermont)
  • William Allen White Children's Book Award (Kansas)
  • Georgia Children's Book Award
  • Texas Bluebonnet Award
  • Virginia Readers' Choice
  • Charlie May Simon Honor Book (Arkansas)
  • Massachusetts Children's Book Award honor
  • Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award Master List (Illinois)
  • Sequoyah Children's Book Award Master List (Oklahoma)



"There's plenty to enjoy in this delightful time-slip fantasy: a fascinating premise, a dastardly cousin, some good suspense, and a roundup of characters to care about."—ALA Booklist

"Another solid and enjoyable performance from this popular, award-winning author."—Kirkus Reviews

"Assured work from a deservedly popular writer."—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

ISBN-13/EAN: 978-0-618-87316-6 Paperback

ISBN-13/EAN: 978-0-395-66556-5 Hardcover