A Train Journey Through Time
By Christina Gabbitas illustrated by Ursula Hurst
Published By

Poems and Pictures Ltd

ISBN 9780995692534
Children's Genre 6-10 - 23 Illustrations
Publication Date 06/08/2019
Price 9.99
Paperback Hyperlink https://www.waterstones.com/book/a-train-journey-through-time-2019/christina-gabbitas/ursula-hurst/9780995692534


Christina was commissioned by York Castle Museum to write a story about some of their exhibits that could help to engage children. Christina brings some exhibits to life, and with help of the shrinking drinking potion and magical sparkly dust the characters visit various periods in history. A great way to educate children.

Authors Biography

Christina Gabbitas is a children’s author, poet and voice artist who is also founder of charity Children’s Literature Festivals and Honorary Member of the NSPCC Council. One of Christina’s publications Share Some Secrets is recognised globally, encouraging children to speak out about abuse, and won the Best Achievement category in 2019 People’s Book Prize. Also winner of an education award and finalist 2017 & 2018 Nat West Great British Entrepeneur Awards.

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  1. A brilliant book by a wonderful lady

  2. Brilliant book by a wonderful lady

  3. Brilliant story about exhibits in the museum and great way to educate children with fun.

  4. A very imaginative story. My niece and nephew want some of the magic sparkle dust!

  5. Brilliant story by a very talented lady.

  6. We visited York Castle Museum whilst Christina was delivering read aloud sessions for the children and really brought the story to life with her amazing character accents. Best of luck.

  7. Our whole family enjoyed storytelling sessions by Christina at York Castle Museum, we visit regularly and this was a real treat. Thank you and good luck.:)

  8. Fantastic idea and creative way for children to learn.

  9. Wish we had some of the drinking shrinking potion. Great story, good luck.

  10. Another great imaginative story and great illustrations too.

  11. Perfect to read and gift.

  12. Great book, my son loved it

  13. I have recently visited York Castle Museum and purchased this book. We loved following the story and placing the characters that Christina had written about. A brilliant way to grab the children’s attention and learn about history. We wish you all the best with this.

  14. All your hard work is much appreciated. Nobody can stop to admire you. Lots of appreciation. Healthy Marriage

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