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Heather Kellerhals-Stewart.

Vancouver, BC: Douglas & McIntyre, 1983.
135pp., paper, $6.95.
ISBN 0-88899-024-3. A Groundwood Book. CIP.

Grades 5 and up / Ages 10 and up

Reviewed by Jean E. Mabee.

Volume 12 Number 5
1984 September

Jennifer, very reluctantly, accompanies her family to the special photographic exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum. As she trudges along behind her parents, wishing desperately that she was anywhere else, she imagines she sees movement in one of the photographs. Convinced that her imagination is playing tricks on her, Jennifer tries to find some place to be alone and wait for her parents. Stopping beneath a sign that reads "NO ADMITTANCE. MUSEUM STAFF ONLY" she hears the museum guard coming nearer. Without thinking, she opens the door and steps across the threshold.

Jennifer finds that she has been transported through time into the past; to the period during which the photographs were taken. She must deal with the unfamiliar lifestyles and find some way of returning to her own time.

Jennifer is a delightful heroine whose free-spirited personality has great difficulty dealing with the proprieties of the early 1900s. Dogging Jennifer's trail is the illusive Mr. Blackwood, the photographer and villain. The story is fast paced and exciting. The reader will be caught up in the events and will experience the fears and successes of Jennifer. The tale will not easily be forgotten. Recommended.

Jean E. Mabee, Dieppe E.S., Winnipeg, MB.
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