WINNER, NZ Booklovers Award for Best Junior Fiction Book 2023
FINALIST, New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults 2022
Amorangi and Millie lost their mum. Their only clue to her whereabouts is a carving on a tree that says I’m in the past! Rescue me! To do this, Amorangi and Millie must travel up every branch of their family tree and collect an object from each ancestor they meet. They must then be back in the modern day before the sun sets, or they’ll all be trapped forever in the past. But can they do it in time?
In their travels, the children experience aspects of events in New Zealand history, such as the invasion of Parihaka, the Great Depression, World War Two, the Musket Wars and the eruption of Mount Taranaki. They also experience changes in the town and landscape, the attitudes of people and the way people live their lives.
February 1, 2022
138 x 210 mm
ISBN (Soft Cover)
" a rollicking, funny and enlightening novel about two siblings who must travel back through time to find their mum who’s slipped back into somewhere in the past. It is a terrific premise."
"Keenan has pitched this book perfectly to the intended independent reader too - it's the right length, has the right vocabulary and features concepts and content that readers are ready to tackle."
"Keenan has a knack for eloquently showing our younger readers how our past and present are linked, making them think while enjoying a skilfully written and perfectly pitched page-turner for young readers"
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Amorangi and Millie’s Trip Through Time is a rollicking, funny and enlightening novel about two siblings who must travel back through time to find their mum who’s slipped back into somewhere in the past. It is a terrific premise. Amorangi and Millie go back and forward through time, meeting their ancestors and learning about the history of the place they live: the eruption of Taranaki, the invasion of Parihaka, the Musket Wars and more.
As with much of the children’s fiction published by Huia, this novel doesn’t muck about; it is action-packed and constantly moving, making it a terrific choice for reluctant readers aged about eight to 12.