The Lost Track of Time
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545538121 Hardcover
320 Pages | 6.82" x 8.8" | Ages 8 to 12
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545538138 Paperback
320 Pages | 6" x 7.86" | Ages 8 to 12
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545538145 Ebook
320 Pages | Ages 8 to 12
A magical fantasy, an allegorical cautionary tale, a feast of language, and a celebration of creativity.
Penelope is desperately overscheduled. Her life revolves around a rigorous daily calendar where every moment is carefully planned by her obsessive mother, leaving little time to do what Penelope loves best: write. Even during summer, she is so programmed that her once overflowing story ideas are drying up.
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 searches for the Great Moodler, the one person who can rekindle her ideas and guide her home.
Brimming with clever language and masterful wordplay, this remarkable debut novel is at once a thought-provoking allegorical cautionary tale, a joyful celebration of the creative process, and a highly entertaining ride.