Best friends Lee Jones and Joan Lee have a lot more in common besides their names. On the eve of their class trip, they each learn their parents are getting divorced. Ugh. The class trip is a dud, so Lee and Joan steal away to talk. What follows is an afternoon nap in a lighthouse, walking up to find the Golden Gate Bridge gone--"gone "--and meeting a young man named Sam Clemens, who is on the run from a mysterious stranger.
Lee and Joan wonder: Where are they? What year is it? Why don't their cell phones work? How will they get back? Do they even want to? Will life "ever" be the same?
About the Author
Lewis Buzbee s favorite time at the library is a rainy, gray afternoon, because you can spend forever there. He s been writing since he was fifteen, and his most recent book is The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop. A native Californian, he lives in San Francisco with his wife and daughter and is working on a new book about Charles Dickens.
“An adventurous, fast-paced field trip to the past with a memorable travel guide.”--Kirkus
“…an engaging time-travel mystery. With a clever premise and a good-natured narrative, this novel will please both mystery and historical-fiction fans—not to mention general readers.”--Booklist
“Readers might even be enticed to pick up one of Twain’s classics after reading this novel.”--School Library Journal