Nothing ever happens in St Andrews, a sleepy little town in North Carolina. Nothing that is, until the appearance of a small tightly sealed metal case. Three Middle School friends, 13 year-olds Australian-born Blue, and his Neighbor Jesse, and his 6th grade sister Ellie live in these backwoods. One day they stumble upon the metal case in a creek while they are fishing. What’s inside it? How can they open it since it has no catches or hinges? There’s something in it, as they can feel the contents rolling around inside. The three friends lose badly when bullies confront them on the bus, but with the new case they’ve found, they just might be able turn things around in their favor.
The Time Card series follows the adventures and fortunes of three friends – Blue, Jesse, and Ellie – as they use the contents of their newly found case to travel to diverse and exotic places. Their middle school studies come alive as they interact with historical figures of their country and the world, while at the same time struggling to not change the time-line or upset the course of history. Trying to hide the case from present day bullies, the friends try to stay one step ahead of their arch enemies Ryan Johnson and Jake Barker, not to mention the otherworld forces determined to find the time card.
Join the kids as they explore new worlds, battle bullies, deal with family issues, and ultimately try to save the world. Each week we offer a new installment of The Time Card aimed at young readers as short stories that can be read in a single sitting.