The spinning wheel that the children find in the back room of their mother’s antique shop looks like an ordinary spinning wheel. But when a spin of the wheel sends Mandy and Toby back in time to colonial America, they realize that it is anything but ordinary. What will they do when they are mistaken for a blacksmith’s apprentices? And how can Clint, who was left behind, ever explain this to their mother? A “Just the Facts” section at the end of the book gives children interesting and educational facts about colonial America, making this historical fiction book an excellent choice for school or home. This book was selected as a Newspapers In Education title and has been used in classrooms throughout the United States.