|Subtitle||We Will Remember Them|
|Fiction Genre||7-12 years|
When you’re running late for school, then you find your usual train has turned into an old steam train, you know it’s not going to be a normal day.
What you don’t expect, is that it will be a ‘take you back in time’ sort of day.
Jess, Nadia, Tomma and Ash find themselves spending the day at Hickley School one hundred years in the past. They are told stories of bombings, hunger, and fighting, from fellow pupil, Martha, the only person willing to speak to them.
After their time travel adventure, they work out the significance of the year, 1918, and plot to go back. They want to experience a significant moment in history and Jess wants to see Martha again. Not knowing why or how, Jess feels a connection to Martha, and an obligation towards her that she can’t explain.
Going back in time has its risks. Once you go back, there’s no way of knowing if you’ll be able to make it home.
Nikki Young is a freelance writer, copywriter and author. She lives in Kent with her husband, three children, a crazy Boston Terrier dog called, Barnie and a rescue cat named, Oscar. As well as writing middle grade and young adult fiction, Nikki runs Storymakers, a creative writing club for children, which provides weekly courses and holiday workshops for children aged seven and above.
“This is a super book, I hope series, in which young children can be introduced to important time periods in history in a way that helps them experience a small slice of it themselves through the characters. A super adventure with lots of historical facts for curious minds.” – Top 500 Amazon Reviewer
Schools Reading List ‘gripping tale’
Amazon review ‘Fun and educational’
Ellie aged 11 ‘Definitely a 5 out of 5 stars’
Scope for Imagination ‘fascinating story’
“An exciting and informative escapade back in time for a group of intrepid young adventurers.” – www.whisperingstories.com
“All aboard for a time-travelling journey of self-discovery, friendship and history” – Erin Hamilton, myshelvesarefull.wordpress.com
“A heart-warming tale of friendship, courage, family and belonging, clearly and beautifully told. Nikki Young understands how children read.” Linden Kemkaran, Co-Presenter, The Dominic King Show Book Club, BBC Radio Kent
“The Time School series brings history to life in a unique and exciting way, shining a light on often-ignored periods of history and ordinary people. A fantastic way for children to develop empathy and spark an interest in the past.” – Chrikaru Reads