In book 2, newly orphaned Rose finds herself time-traveling between present day and the court of the two most memorable English princesses in history.
When Princess Mary ascends the throne in sixteenth-century England, Rose is forced to leave Princess Elizabeth and serve Mary. Mary’s coronation is coming, and Rose will be put to work making elaborate gowns. But the religiously devout queen’s next plan is to begin her attack on Protestants—burning them at the stake!
Rose’s dad, master spy and goldsmith for the court, urges Rose to escape to her home century, present day Indiana, where Rose befriends a young immigrant named Marisol. Rose must protect Marisol from both middle school mean girls and the threat of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Relishing her newfound family, Rose is determined to rescue her father and best friend Franny from the dangers of Queen Mary's reign. Is she willing to risk everything to save the people closest to her?
The whispered words of a dying soldier, and a mysterious watch, give William all the ammunition he needs; a secret message for the leader of the rebel army. Rebecca disguises herself as a boy, and she and William join the American troops. They embark on an epic journey that pulls them into a secret network of spies, pits them against dangerous gunmen, and leads them on a quest to find General George Washington himself.
Can William and Rebecca determine friend from foe long enough to deliver a message that might just change the tide of the American Revolution?
Praise for The Last Ride of Caleb O'Toole, winner of the MPIBA Reading the West Award
"In this action-packed debut novel...Pierpont has created a suspenseful, enlightening read featuring worthy allies and wicked enemies." -Booklist
"The fast-paced adventure serves up a hearty history lesson with side dishes of political, social and environmental commentary. Realistic and complicated characters give the familiar story of the pioneer's journey fresh life...a suspenseful adventure with heart." -Kirkus Reviews
"The pace doesn't let up TV and film actor Pierpoint offers a rowdy Wild West adventure in his first book for children... Readers seeking action, history, and adventure aren't likely to mind." -Publishers Weekly
Abraham Lincoln may have returned to history books, but other historical figures saw what he did—and now they know they can escape from their times, too. When Abigail Adams decides there’s more to life than doing chores in the White House, she joins a crew of Caribbean pirates! Can siblings Abby and Doc set history straight? Or will they be the ones who need to be rescued?
Abigail Adams, Pirate of the Caribbean, is a chapter book in the Time Twisters series by award-winning author Steve Sheinkin about what happens when a famous First Lady tires of life in the White House. Also check out Abraham Lincoln, Pro Wrestler!
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