Bridge of Time

Lewis Buzbee

Feiwel & Friends

Best friends Lee Jones and Joan Lee have a lot more in common besides their names. On the eve of their class trip, they each learn their parents are getting divorced. Ugh. The class trip is a dud, so Lee and Joan steal away to talk. What follows is an afternoon nap in a lighthouse, walking up to find the Golden Gate Bridge gone--gone!--and meeting a young man named Sam Clemens, who is on the run from a mysterious stranger.

Lee and Joan wonder: Where are they? What year is it? Why don't their cell phones work? How will they get back? Do they even want to? Will life ever be the same?


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An Awful Morning – Weird Kitchen – Worst Field Trip Ever – Bullies on the Bus – A Missing Friend
What Lee Jones should have suspected when he entered the City School’s multipurpose room was that the most awful morning of his life was about to get much awfuller. But Lee made a mistake that’s far too common. Brushing his hair before school, Lee convinced himself that his life was so horrid already, it couldn’t possibly get worse. Right?
Not necessarily.
Let’s back up a bit and see precisely how awful Lee’s


Praise for Bridge of Time

“An adventurous, fast-paced field trip to the past with a memorable travel guide.”--Kirkus


“…an engaging time-travel mystery. With a clever premise and a good-natured narrative, this novel will please both mystery and historical-fiction fans—not to mention general readers.”--Booklist


 “Readers might even be enticed to pick up one of Twain’s classics after reading this novel.”--School Library Journal

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BRIDGE OF TIME by Lewis Buzbee | Kirkus Book Reviews
Read the Kirkus Review of BRIDGE OF TIME . Best friends living in contemporary San Francisco find themselves "unstuck," landing in 1864 with the future Mark Twain as their flamboyant companion in this original time-travel tale.
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  • Lewis Buzbee

  • Lewis Buzbee is the acclaimed author of Steinbeck's Ghost and The Haunting of Charles Dickens. He also wrote the acclaimed adult memoir The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop. A former bookseller and sales rep, he lives in San Francisco with his wife and daughter.
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Bridge of Time

Lewis Buzbee

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