Time at the Top / All in Good Time

Time at the Top / All in Good Time

by Edward Ormondroyd, Charles Geer (Cover Illustrator)
Publisher: Purple House Press
Trade Paperback, 379 pages
List Price: $12.95 Sale Price: $11.01

From the author of David and the Phoenix. Two novels by Edward Ormondroyd, Time at the Top and its sequel All in Good Time.

“Wait a minute!” Mr. Shaw said. “You want to take me back to the nineteenth century, to marry somebody there?”

His daughter Susan must be mad! Only a girl suffering from hallucinations would make a request like that, on top of a wild story about a good witch, an elevator that travels to 1881, a vanquished scoundrel, a dug-up treasure, and a distressed nineteenth-century family named Walker. Better humor her, Mr. Shaw thinks, until I can get her to a doctor.

Susan is not mad. Her story is true. She and her new best friend Victoria Walker just know that when their parents meet it will be love at first sight, and the two families will become one.

But nothing happens the way it should. Their parents meet and don’t fall in love. Domineering cousin Jane forbids more meetings. The treasure disappears overnight. The vanquished scoundrel returns, with sinister plans. Everything is spinning out of control!

So why does an old photo show that Susan’s and Victoria’s dream comes true?

Cover by Charles Geer.




From another edition:

By Edward Ormondroyd Illustrations by Peggie Bach

This is a story of mystery and adventure. On a windy, wretched day, when everything "goes wrong." Susan Shaw's life is touched with magic. After returning home from school she takes her usual ride up the elevator and unusual things begin to happen. She finds herself in a strange time and place where she meets two new friends and with them faces a challenging problem.

Young readers are carried into the past with Susan and live with her through a secret escapade of crisis, humor and wonder. For Susan it is a golden time—when the flight of a swallow and the smell of new grass become treasured experiences and she learns that life may be lived graciously without clamor and hustle.

Time and space acquire a new dimension in this fresh, finely woven tale, Suspense builds up steadily to a very satisfying climax and the reader will ask, "Could it really happen?"

The illustrations, rich in detail, give authentic flavor to the story, offering added pleasure to the reader.

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