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Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 6n/a5.159966
In the war-ravaged England of 1940, Charlotte Bromley is sure of only one thing: Kitty McLaughlin is her best friend in the whole world. But when Charlotte's scientist father makes an astonishing discovery that the Germans will covet for themselves, Charlotte is faced with an impossible choice between danger and safety. Should she remain with her friend or journey to another time and place? Her split-second decision has huge consequences, and when she finds herself alone in the world, unsure of Kitty's fate, she knows that somehow, some way, she must find her way back to her friend. Written in the spirit of classic time-travel tales, this book is an imaginative and heartfelt tribute to the unbreakable ties of friendship.
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published on April 5, 2016 by Chronicle Books
ISBN-10: 145214009X
ISBN-13: 9781452140094
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  • squirrelflight
    squirrelflightFriday, August 7, 2020 at 1:45 pm44 stars
    Awesome book! The author is very creative, and I like how she incorporated time travel into the book. A perfect blend of fantasy, friendship, and realistic fiction, Once Was a Time will amaze all readers. Very engaging, exciting, and fun!
    • cheery55
      cheery55Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 8:38 pm
      I think this book was great! It had the perfect amount of suspense. I also love the story plot of time travel. This book really makes you think.