Through the Shimmer of Time by Jennifer Jensen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Through the Shimmer of Time starts in Granger village, a living history park. Jim Taylor and his seven year old sister are listening to an actor posing as an old storyteller from the 1830’s. The old man is telling a story of ghosts at Granger’s trading post. It is summer, hot and Jim is antsy about setting off rockets and the ghost story he just heard. Is it real? Does the cabin exist?
Jim not only experiences going back in time figuratively at the history village, but he does some actual time travel when he accidentally stumbles upon the cabin and an old piece of terra cotta that transports him back in time. A theft in the present and a mystery in the past add to the adventure.
Through the Shimmer of Time reminds me of the Newberry classics I bought for my son when he was in grade school. It is the perfect story to share with the younger members of the family. Ms. Jensen’s writing is descriptive and engaging. The reader is immediately drawn in and kept interested.