A Traveller in Time

This reprint of a 1939 novel for teens by Allison Uttley restores to readers one of the best timeslip fantasies ever written.  An account of nine-year-old Penelope's interaction with ancient England under Mary Queen of Scots, this book evokes the joy of magical transport to a vanished era. And it's a wonderful family summer read aloud.

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Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…