Two Time Travel Children’s Classics

The Magic TunnelWhen I was in elementary school in the covered wagon days I recall a fun little historical time travel book I got from Scholastic books called “The Magic Tunnel” about two children who board a subway train in New York that strangely begins to go backwards at high speed and stops, dropping them off in New Amsterdam (New York’s original name) in the year 1664.  Never forgot the book and I kept it for years after with my personal items (here’s a plot review).

A Wrinkle in TimeAnother unforgettable time travel story for young readers is “A Wrinkle in Time,” a fascinating adventure my elementary school teacher read to my class (see Wiki). It is about Meg Murry, a high-school-aged girl who is transported on an adventure through time and space with her younger brother and her friend to rescue her father, a gifted scientist, from the evil forces that hold him prisoner on another planet. This book has won awards and has been praised as one of the top books of the 20th century for young readers.  [Pass on the movie, it was terrible.  The book is a must-read.]

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