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A magical fantasy, an allegorical cautionary tale, a feast of language, a celebration of creativity--this dazzling debut novel is poised to become a story for the ages!Penelope is running out of time!She dreams of being a writer, but how can she pursue her passion when her mother schedules every minute of her life? And how will she ever prove that writing is worthwhile ifA magical fantasy, an allegorical cautionary tale, a feast of language, a celebration of creativity--this dazzling debut novel is poised to become a story for the ages!Penelope is running out of time!She dreams of being a writer, but how can she pursue her passion when her mother schedules every minute of her life? And how will she ever prove that writing is worthwhile if her mother keeps telling her to "get busy!" and "be more productive"?Then one day, Penelope discovers a hole in her schedule--an entire day completely unplanned!--and she mysteriously falls into it. What follows is a mesmerizing journey through the Realm of Possibility where Penelope sets out to find and free the Great Moodler, the one person who may have the answers she seeks. Along the way, she must face an army of Clockworkers, battle the evil Chronos, take a daring Flight of Fancy, and save herself from the grip of time.Brimming with clever language and masterful wordplay, The Lost Track of Time is a high-stakes adventure that will take you to a place where nothing is impossible and every minute doesn't count--people do!...

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ISBN : 9780545538121
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Number of Pages : 320 Pages
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The Lost Track of Time Reviews

  • Ms. Yingling
    2018-09-26 20:10

    Penelope is very much overscheduled by her mother and father, who just want her to have as many possibilities as she can. On the first day of summer vacation, her mother presents her with a jam packed schedule where even fifteen minutes of free time is a rarity. Penelope would love to spend time just being, as well as hanging out with quirky older neighbor Miss Maddie, drinking tea, and thinking about books that she might someday write. One day, when the calendar pages have stuck together and she has nothing scheduled, she goes to visit Miss Maddie... and falls into the calendar into the Realm of Possibilities. There, trying to figure out what is going on, she meets Dill, who is looking for the Great Moodler, who is the only one who can fight off Chronus, who is turning everyone into Clockworkers. Penelope comes down with worry warts, fights off the Naughty Woulds and Wild Bore, and discovers that Chronus is trying to dissolve the Range of Possibilities, endangering the Coo-Coos. She and Dill end up thrown into prison, where they meet the Timekeeper, and only through trickery (and some inspiration from the Great Moodler herself) are they able to keep Dill from being "pressed for time" and save the Realm of Possibilities from Chronus' evil grasp. Penelope is able to translate her adventures into strength in dealing with her parents and demanding some time for herself. Strengths: The comparisons with The Phantom Tollbooth are inevitable; this is almost like a sequel (about time instead of words and numbers) or a re imagining of that classic. That said, I have to reluctantly admit that as a story, this holds together much better. There's more character development, the different creatures Penelope meets advance the plot a bit more, the tie-in with Penelope's life is more profound. Even the pictures are more appealing to me. Really well-written book, and extremely clever. Weaknesses: A bit preachy. Maybe Penelope's parents are dissuading her from becoming a writer because they really do love her and want her to have a remunerative job when she grows up!What I really thought: I would have adored this beyond belief if someone had handed it to me when I was 12, and my job prospects might be even more unstable than they are. I enjoyed this, but felt conflicted-- I just don't know if I have readers for this. This might be the one book I buy this year that will get checked out only once a year.

  • Alison
    2018-09-24 19:54

    I really enjoyed the creative wordplay and storytelling in this book. So many puns! Kids will definitely relate to Penelope and appreciate her ability to moodle with the best of them. Despite the creativity and the interesting worlds constructed in this book, it just didn't grab me. Usually a book like this will take me a short time to read, but I kept wanting to put it down because I just wasn't that invested. I kept coming back, though, and did eventually finish it. I would guess that bigger fans of Alice in Wonderland and other similar books will appreciate this more than I did.

  • CJ
    2018-10-13 20:54

    The Lost Track of Time isn't just a beautifully written novel that yanked me into the pages immediately, The Lost Track of Time is a touching work of art which made me question and examine my own life and my relationship with external and internal expectations as well as the fast paced world around me. The main character, Penelope, is someone who I felt a deep connection with. Paige Britt is a masterful artist who has created a majestic novel for all ages. I can't wait to share this novel with my children as well as my peers.

  • Libros Prohibidos
    2018-09-22 01:10

    Recomendado a quienes disfruten de las historias de fantasía sencillas, a aquellos que necesiten quitarle hierro a las preocupaciones, y a quienes lleven una vida dirigida por el reloj. Claro está, también es para cualquier niño de diez años al que sus padres no le dejen tranquilo con las actividades extra escolares. Reseña completa:http://www.libros-prohibidos.com/paig...

  • zalatawa (darcy-girl-books)
    2018-10-20 23:52

    Actual Rating: 4.5 starsThis was such a wonderful and whimsical tale! I enjoyed the story, the characters and the many elements in it. I loved how silly and just fun it was- especially the word play. I also related fairly much to the main character and I absolutely loved the Realm of Possibility! There was a sort of Alice in Wonderland feel to it, but I think I like this way more.It was really nice to read this especially what a coincidence that I also watched The Little Prince (which I freaking LOVED) around the same time- considering they have rather similar elements. They made a great combination for me to help make me feel better, I needed a cheer-me-up and to not spiral into depression after the Mistborn books...ANYWHO-Do I recommend?: I totally recommend this as a fun read when you have time to "moodle"!;) ~Z:)

  • Anita
    2018-10-13 20:54

    Con solo mirar la edición que tiene por dentro El reino de las posibilidades demuestra ser un libro perfecto para los que seguimos con parte de la cabeza metida en un mundo de fantasía, pero mas allá de lo superficial el libro tiene una historia entretenida y original, de las que te hacen querer seguir a lo largo de sus paginas y sacar algo más de su lectura que una simples horas de entretenimiento.http://perdidaenunmundodelibros.blogs...

  • Iris R.
    2018-10-08 19:56

    I really enjoyed this book because it had a lot of interesting characters in it. It also had amazing landscapes. This book would be perfect for anyone who likes adventures. This book is amazing and you should like it to. It's about a girl who has adventures to different lands. If you want to know what happened next read this book to find out.

  • Chester Dean
    2018-10-06 23:12

    Conocemos a Penélope, una chica que sueña con llegar a ser escritora, que disfruta de mirar fuera de la ventana y de soñar despierta. El único problema es que para su madre, éstos sueños y placeres de Penélope, son una total pérdida de tiempo. Es casi un sacrilegio para ella perder un minuto del día sin hacer algo productivo.Ésto deprime un poco a Penélope, porque tiene que ocultar sus cuadernos y hacer lo que le gusta en cortos periodos de tiempo, entre una u otra actividad programada por su madre o antes de irse a dormir. Pero un día sus plegarias son escuchadas y amanece con la lista de actividades de su madre totalmente en blanco, no tiene nada qué hacer. Pero ésto termina llevándola al Reino de las Posibilidades.El reino de las Posibilidades es un lugar en el que, como bien su nombre lo indica, todo puede suceder. Está lleno de personajes fantásticos y peculiares. Como lo es Pepinillo, un hombrecito pelirrojo de lo más inusual que acompañará a Penélope en su misión de regresar a casa, ya que para lograrlo, tiene que vencer al malvado Cronos. ¡Me encantó! Nada más bonito que las fantasías infantiles, y éste libro está lleno de ellas. Está ilustrado en blanco y negro y eso lo vuelve aún más maravilloso. A Penélope siempre me la imaginé como una niña pequeña cuando en realidad era una adolescente que cursaba la preparatoria (porque mencionan que debe prepararse para la universidad) pero mi cerebro se empeñaba en imaginarla como una niña de doce años más o menos. Ella llega al Reino de las Posibilidades confundida y con muchas preocupaciones, pero a lo largo de la historia podemos ver cómo logra adaptarse a su entorno y convertirse en una persona más del reino. Mi personaje favorito definitivamente fue Pepinillo, es mega cómico y con una obsesión por las setas. En el libro hay muchos momentos de tierna comedia, con cosas tan sencillas que te sacan una sonrisa. Pepinillo logró sacarme muchísimas sonrisas. También me gustó mucho la escenografía. La autora logra plasmar sin exceso de detalles éste mundo mágico, y logra que el lector se pinte la idea en su imaginación. Lo disfruté muchísimo. Estaba un poco predispuesta por las comparaciones que se hacían con Michael Ende, y aunque es totalmente diferente, yo digo que sí es digno de la comparación. Es un libro infantil exquisito. Siento que los niños disfrutarían mucho de él. Además de que tiene muchas enseñanzas ocultas durante la historia. Mensajes para que los niños aprendan sin darse cuenta. Como el aceptarse tal cual son.

  • Io Nuca
    2018-10-03 21:57

    Una dintre cele mai faine cărți pentru copii pe care le-am cititi în ultimul timp. Lovely, absolutely lovely!

  • Laura
    2018-10-01 01:22

    If you take Madeline L'Engle, Roal Dahl, and Frank Baum and put them together to come up with a great story they would undoubtedly come up with something like this wonderful writer - Paige Britt - came up with. This story is so good, it is imaginative and above all, fun. I had the pleasure of listening to the audio version of this book with my four kids and ALL of us loved it!!! There are so many aspects of this story that are so inventive. There is word-play, adventure, quirky characters, a claim, a great lesson to be learned, and of course, a fantastically magical story. Penelope is a girl who wants to be a writer. However, her mother - a professional events planner - wants her to use her time more wisely. She wants Penelope to forget the silly notion of using her imagination and becoming a writer and instead focus on preparing for getting into an Ivy League school. She should want to become a time-obsessed, schedule keeping, money-making worker. One day, Penelope finds an unscheduled day in her calendar and falls right in. That's right. She falls right in! While there, she has to find her way back home through the Range of Possibilities, fighting off wild bores, listening to hunches and is encouraged to tickle the fancies to make them stronger. This gives you an idea of what you are in for; but, it is really worth the experience of going through Penelope's journey with her. This is a read that will appeal to both kids and adults alike - specially those who loved the whimsy of the BFG, Mary Poppins, A Wrinkle in Time and the Wizard of OZ. This book is well worth your time!!!

  • Ellen
    2018-10-07 04:00

    AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In the beginning i wanted to punch her parents so bad. lol. You should definitley read it. I love how the author makes all sorts of creatures and foods up to make a whole other world. Totally five star.

  • Maite
    2018-10-07 04:16

    Un llibre que recomanaria a alumnes d'entre 12-14 anys que els agradin les aventures i la fantasia. A part de transportar-se a un món imaginari aprendran a pensar sobre el temps, el sentit de la vida, les relacions amb els altres i allò que realment ens importa a tots: ser feliços.

  • Diane
    2018-09-29 03:01

    Clever wordplay enhances this allegory of modern society that is so overbooked in their day (slaves to the clock, so to speak) that no one has time for ideas or thought or moodling. "If I can't moodle I can't write"Penelope wants to be a writer, but her mother has other plans for her. "If you weren't so caught up in your fantasies, you wouldn't be behind in your studies." Her mother has a jam packed summer planned for Penelope, leaving little time for her to write. "If I don't do something, my life will turn into a work flow diagram."Quite by accident (or is it?), there is a hole in Penelope's meticulously planned calendar and she hurries next door to Miss Maddy's house to enjoy the break. It is here that she falls into another realm - a realm in which being idle is a punishable offense. Thankfully, she meets Dill (yes, like the pickle), who helps her navigate through this strange land. A land in which Cronus now rules. In Cronus' world, time dictates people's every move. There is no such thing as an internal clock. This is why the shadow has gathered over the country and the Great Moodler has disappeared. Penelope realizes that she must find the Great Moodler in hopes that she will help her find her ideas that are missing.On her quest she encounters wild bores (yes, that's the right spelling), worry warts, flights of fancy, and the dreaded Clock Watchers (those that do Cronus' bidding.) As Penelope struggles to make sense of it all, there are wise beings who assist her. "Time isn't precious, Penelope, you are. As long as you remember that, you're sure to use it wisely." As she gains more confidence, she begins to realize that she can stand up to her parents and that her ideas are good and her writing is worthwhile.Reminiscent of The Phantom Tollbooth, this would also be a great read aloud to initiate discussion of the writing process. I love some of the interesting details of the realm. Worry warts are actually tiny little words that attach themselves to your skin. The words that you are worrying about. To avoid being a wild bore means being inquisitive about something other than yourself. And to stop a wild bore, you must think of interesting words. How do you save time? How do you spend your time?"Stop imagining! It's illegal."

  • Marsha
    2018-10-13 00:11

    Reminiscent of The Phantom Tollbooth (from which it takes its main inspiration), Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and, quirkily, The Lego Movie, Ms. Britt’s first novel deals with a girl who yearns to be a writer. But she’s stuck with parents who micro-manage her every day.Penelope’s adventure (dream? imagination?) deals heavily with the notion of time. Its significance permeates her world as wordplay and actuality. Puns about times are deft and the action more or less swiftly paced. Even time spent in a prison or working on an assembly line are written so as not to bore the reader or bog down the action. There is action here, too, plenty to engage juvenile readers. Penelope’s wish to crack her writer’s block and gain some control over her life are intertwined in her journey and you read with a smile as she is flown on the wings of Fancy and drinks invisible tea in the Realm of Impossibility. The creatures she meets are strange enough without being so bizarre. The author has used her own imagination but not in a way that seems forced or too outré. It’s surprising to read that this book came out in 2015. It already has a timeless quality to it that makes it seem as if it had been written a century ago. If you’ve ever wanted to succumb to dolce far niente, this book is a reminder of what makes taking time out so precious.

  • Cheryl
    2018-10-10 02:59

    First thing I noticed - book design is reminiscent of The Neverending Story (which didn't impress me), what with heavy paper, monochrome illustrations, etc. Second, the adventure that's dependent on word-play, metaphor, and philosophy owes a huge debt to The Phantom Tollbooth (which I've loved for over 4 decades). (Juster's book is mentioned in the acknowledgements.)When I was able to stop making comparisons and immerse myself in the book, I began to enjoy it a lot more. Besides all the Worry Warts and Flights of Fancy etc., the messages & morals are worth thinking about. Less sly & subtle than PT, and at the same time less LOL absurd, I don't *imagine* that it has the re-readability of the classic. But, since I'm encountering this as an adult, I really can't know what the intended audience thinks of it."Humming drives away the trees [of the Naughty Woulds]. They can't catch you if you're listening to your own tune."

  • Katie
    2018-10-15 21:07

    I wanted so badly for this book to be more than it was. The concept reminded me of The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster, which is one of my most beloved books, but this "retelling" fell flat. What makes the Phantom Tollbooth such a compelling read is the use of an authoritarian model of the moralizing allegory. The Lost Track of Time is a cheap imitation of that.Penelope’s mother and father are caricatures. They are so over-the-top with scheduling Penelope’s time and refusing to listen to her desire to be a writer that they are rather ridiculous. Honestly, the plot seems a bit too forced and didactic, particularly in attempting to teach Penelope, and the readers, about the dangers of being over-scheduled. To those who have liked this book- go pick up Norton Juster's masterpiece. You will love it.I wish I could give a second rating to the illustrations. I adore them. I loved the art work- Lee White is a genius.

  • Chris Otto
    2018-10-01 00:07

    I suspect this is a book that a lot of kids will enjoy, and it's great to see a female protagonist.I would give it 4 stars for the targeted age range, which I would put at 7 to 14, depending upon the reading and maturity levels of the child.For grown-ups who enjoy reading Middle Grade, I'd give it 3 to 3.5 stars. The wordplay, which I know is the main twist of the book, can be a bit much, even forced on one or two occasions. (As an aside, its wordplay reminded me of a book version of the old Infocom game "Nord and Bert Couldn't Make Head or Tail of It") And the obstacle-despair-triumph cycle gets a bit worn and lacks any novel surprises or twists. Trying to put myself in the mind of a younger reader, though, I think I would definitely recommend it for them. It's kind of Beverly Cleary Meets Roald Dahl.

  • Juan Manuel Sarmiento
    2018-10-17 03:18

    El Reino de las Posibilidades es una de esas novelas que esconden más de lo que parece a simple vista. Llena de valores y significado entre líneas, cuenta una fantástica aventura como crítica a ciertos errores que a veces cometen los padres con sus hijos.Reseña completa, próximamente EN MI BLOG

  • Andrea Eshelman
    2018-10-15 22:13

    Whimsical, fun story, great word play! We could all stand to 'Moodle' a little more!

  • Saif Osman
    2018-10-09 01:09

    2 stars because it was a little confusing and it didn't have much action.

  • Rebecca
    2018-10-14 02:14

    Overscheduled Penelope wants nothing more than to be a writer, but that requires time to sit and think and write. Her parents have her every summer moment scheduled (literally), and have decided in addition to throw away her writing notebooks so she won't waste any more time on them. When her mother accidentally leaves an empty day on Penelope's schedule, she literally falls into it and finds herself in another world altogether. In this world, the evil Chronos has taken over the land and has banished the Great Moodler who had previously filled the world and its people with a sparkling rainbow of possibilities. As Penelope and her new friend Dill attempt to find the Great Moodler and stop the destruction of the natural world and complete enslavement of its population to the clock, they have many adventures that involve a lot of terrible puns.I am so torn on this one. I started off listening to it as an audiobook, and as soon as Penelope landed in the other world it was immediately obvious that it was supposed to be a new 'Phantom Tollbooth' (it just took forever to get there, whereas it only took Norton Juster a page or two). I think the reader really did the book a disservice, though, because she read it so straight and it just came across as leaden and didactic where Phantom Tollbooth was whimsical and ridiculous and clever. I didn't want to listen to any more of it but was vaguely interested in how it would end, so I got the ebook version instead, with all the illustrations. That's when I realized that this book, too, was meant to be whimsical and clever and ridiculous, and if Jim Dale had been reading it, it probably would have been. The pictures were charming and silly and reminded me of Quentin Blake a bit, and Penelope's parents, instead of seeming as if they could legitimately be charged with emotional abuse, were more like over the top (but more well-meaning) Dursleys--not meant to be so serious. Anyway, suffice it to say I liked the book much better sans narrator, but I still think it falls short of Tollbooth--still a bit too didactic and trying too hard, and the ending seemed to negate all the progress Penelope had made in her awareness and in fact the whole premise of the book. I was in fact quite puzzled by it. So...2.5 stars?

  • SimSim
    2018-10-09 02:59

    Rating: 4.5 StarsFor some time, I have been looking for a book to read from cover to cover and, surprisingly, this book was the one. Even though this book was meant for young readers, I still found myself relating to Penelope (the main character) and her dilemma. The book follows Penelope, a young girl who aspires to be a writer one day. However, that dream is challenged by her mother who organizes and plans every minute of Penelope’s life to the point where she has no time for herself. One day, Penelope finds an entire day that her mother forgot to plan. A hole in the schedule full of endless possibilities. From there, Penelope launches into an adventure that teaches her about the possible and the impossible and gives her the courage to finally face her parents and gain back her time. From the loveable main character, the wonderfully whimsical characters, the imaginative world of time and no-time at all, to the puns about time this book was absolutely delightful! I loved how time and sayings about time were personified in this book and became actual, possible actions. My only complaint was the ending. Even though the ending was appropriate for the book and completely valid, I still wished that the writer would have written at least one chapter to tell us how the conversation between Penelope and her parents went. Or an epilogue to tell us about Penelope as an adult and what kinds of possibilities she has found along the way. This was a great book and a wonderful recommendation for young readers.

  • Karla Ruz
    2018-09-25 00:10

    Leer en mi blogPenélope es una niña que muere por ser escritora, sus ideas, pensamientos, fantasías, TODO lo plasma en sus cuadernos para que le sirvan para sus cuentos; su madre siempre tiene preparadas una completa lista de quehaceres del día para Penélope, sin ningún momento libro, cada minuto y segundo es importante para su madre; las vacaciones perfectas de Penélope son asistir todos los días a un curso de escritura, pero sus padres que piensan que ser escritora es una perdida de tiempo, la escriben a un campamento científico. Penélope decide complacer a sus padres con el campamento, pero mientras pasan los días se da cuenta que todas las ideas que siempre ocupan toda su mente para escribir, ya no están.Un día se encuentra con que la organizada de su mamá se le olvidó escribir su horario del día, por lo que Penélope tiene todo un día libre completamente para ella sola, pero cuando su madre le anuncia que tiene que botar todos sus preciados cuadernos donde están sus historias, se asusta y acude a su vecina la señorita Maddie, la única persona que no toma el tiempo como lo más importante de la vida; en un segundo Penélope está sentada enfrente de la señorita Maddie, y en otro segundo es oscuridad y se encuentra cayendo y cayendo, hasta que escucha la voz de una peculiar persona preguntándole quién era ella, y cómo había llegado al Reino de las Posibilidades."[...]¿Quién es nadie para decir cómo serías si las cosas fueran de este o aquel modo? Lo único que sabemos es como somos ahora, y si somos así, es porque queremos ser así"Ya les había dicho que me encantan los libros ilustrados, y cuando se trata de un libro ilustrado e infantil se vuelve mejor; el año pasado quería leer este tipo de libros pero no surgió la oportunidad, así que no me pude resistir cuando lo vi entre los libros de Urano.La historia de Penélope y la manera en que llega al Reino de las posibilidades me recordó a otro de mis libros favoritos, Alicia en el país de las maravillas, aunque no tiene toda la locura de los personajes y los escenarios, es imposible no pensar en la historia de Alicia; a pesar de que me encontré con ese recuerdo, pronto se pierde el aire que tiene con él y se disfruta mucho.Penélope es un personaje que me ha gustado mucho, es una niña con muchos sueños que se encuentra teniendo que ocultarlos debido a que sus padres no los aceptan, su más grande sueño es ser escritora, así que verla tratando de realizaros con los obstáculos a su alrededor me pareció admirable.Pepinillo es la primera persona que Penélope conoce en El Reino de las Posibilidades, me encantó el personaje, la manera en la que maneja alrededor de Penélope y su personalidad me resultaron muy lindas, adorables y graciosas."La distancia entre lo posible y lo imposible es tan pequeña como el grosor de un cabello, pero poca gente se atreve a salvarla"Aunque puede ser un poco lento el libro al principio, el ritmo toma intensidad mientras avanza, me tarde un poco en leerlo debido a que no he tenido mucho tiempo, pero cuando lo sacaba para leer, sin darme cuenta avanzaba muchísimo.El libro está contado en tercera persona y seguimos de cerca las aventuras de Penélope y sus pensamientos.El mundo que creó la autora me fascinó, nos encontramos con criaturas como las fantasías, que son pequeños seres vivos y no precisamente pensamientos en nuestra mente o algo parecido, pero que siguen siendo lo mismo.Vemos como Penélope junto con Pepinillo se embarcan en busca de la Gran Fabuladora, que se encuentra perdida por culpa de Cronos, y que el mismo Cronos tiene a todos esclavizados por medio del tiempo, y ya nadie sueña, piensa, imagina ni nada cercano a ello.Las escenarios que nuestros personajes enfrentan hacen que Penélope aprenda algo nuevo y que la confianza en ella misma crezca más."El único tiempo que puedes perder es el que tienes ahora mismo. Y el tiempo que tienes ahora es el tiempo del mundo. El tiempo no es oro, Penélope. El oro eres tú. Mientras no olvides eso, lo emplearás sabiamente."La autora presenta la historia con el tema del tiempo siempre latente, y es algo que me pareció muy interesante e importante, muchas veces perdemos el transcurso de nuestra vida pensando si nos dará tiempo para algo o no, nos organizamos demasiado pero ya no podemos disfrutar tanto de lo que tenemos alrededor, claro que no hay nada de malo llevar una vida organizada, pero de eso a tener planificado cada segundo del día y olvidarte de ti mismo es algo muy triste; así que el hecho de ver todo esto reflejado en este libro y como la joven protagonista se enfrenta al tiempo y su significado en la vida, me encantó.Una de las razones por las que me encantan leer libros infantiles, es que a pesar de una historia que puede parecer simple, nos encontramos con pensamientos y reflexiones profundas al igual que hermosas, de esta manera nos damos cuenta que un libro infantil no solo puede ser dirigido a ese público, sino también a las personas de las demás edades.Las ilustraciones me gustaron mucho también, me resultaron preciosas y van muy de acuerdo con el libro.Es un libro que me sorprendió bastante, no sabía si acabaría gustándome pero si fue así.La historia se lee de volada, es ligera y muy amena, excepto por el principio que puede resultar lento o introductorio, fuera de eso tanto la historia llena de fantasía como los personaje me encantaron.

  • Lisle Library Youth Services
    2018-10-04 21:01

    This was an interesting fantastical tale about a girl whose life is lost to her strict schedule and all she wants is a break to indulge her imagination. It feels very reminiscent of Alice falling down the Rabbit Hole to Wonderland and discovering a new way to look at the world. There is a ton of wordplay with phrases about time which are creative and fun, but can also feel pretty over the top. The book has visually enhancing larger text and watercolor pictures throughout as well. - Lexy

  • Teresa Rossmeisl
    2018-09-29 00:56

    I needed something easy to read in order to give my brain a break from Nursing textbooks. it was a fun quick read with a great message about time. Being a mom, wife, nurse, and student I often find myself planning out every minute of the day. It's important to remember to actually live in those moments between all of the 'have-to-do's" on our list.

  • Lily P.
    2018-09-26 03:19

    This book was amazing, it is a very fun and crazy book that is all about a girl who is put into a new world and is trying to do crazy impossible things. i would suggest this book to someone who loves fiction, adventure, and problem salving

  • AMY
    2018-09-30 03:56

    306 pages. I read two chapters. Kind of boring. A girl is not enjoying her summer. Her mom has her on a rigid, ridiculous schedule. Dad keeps giving her prep talks about what is upcoming. They forbid her to visit her neighbor Ms. Mattie. So far is it sooooooo BORING. Not recommended.

  • C
    2018-09-28 21:57

    Even though I did read this book about three years ago, I do remember most of the main plot points. At the time, I wasn't really much of a reader, but this one grasped me. It was well written, although, some parts could have been described better. Thanks!

  • Ava
    2018-10-09 01:21

    This book was okay... but not a favorite. The writing was pretty good but I didn't love the storyline. It was like Penelope kept getting into trouble and then saved over and over and over. It was a little too repetitive for me.

  • Brooke Dilling
    2018-09-23 22:10

    This is a nice book about time and what happens when we are over scheduled. I found the book very clever, but it might be too clever for many younger kids. Will they get all the time references?Well done and gives people quite a bit to contemplate.