Still reeling from their experiences in Roanoke in 1600, Jonah and Katherine arrive in 1611 only moments before a mutiny on Henry Hudson’s ship in the icy waters of James Bay. But things are messed up: They’ve lost the real John Hudson, and they find what seems to be the fabled Northwest... read more
Time travelers Jonah and Katherine arrive in 1611 to rescue missing child John Hudson, son of the explorer Henry Hudson, but just as the mutiny on the Discovery is supposed to start, Jonah and Katherine’s knowledge of history is tested once again, and they fear that more is at stake than just... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
Time travelers Jonah and Katherine arrive in 1611 to rescue missing child John Hudson, son of the explorer Henry Hudson, but just as the mutiny on the Discovery is supposed to start, Jonah and Katherine’s knowledge of history is tested once again, and they fear that more is at stake than just one boy’s life. Author’s note includes facts about Henry Hudson’s explorations.
“If you only knew how to fix one thing, wasn't that at least a start?”
And Jonah still didn’t quite trust himself not to throw his arms around his mother and cry out, “Thank you for having food in the house! Thank you for not making me hunt for it myself! And thank you for not sending me off to be a ship’s boy with a bunch of mean sailors when I was a little kid!”Highlighted by 31 Kindle customers
“We’re stranded!” Katherine said. “We’re going to be stuck in 1611 forever!” “No, we’re not,” Jonah said. “We stay here long enough, eventually it will be 1612.”Highlighted by 28 Kindle customers
Whoa, Jonah thought. Even in 1611 people think that if they just speak loud enough and slow enough, foreigners will understand them.Highlighted by 24 Kindle customers
“Stop daydreaming about Andrea,” she said. “We don’t have time for that.” Sheesh, how did she know?Highlighted by 8 Kindle customers
Oh, yeah! Jonah and Katherine have been flitting in and out of various life-threatening situations in history! That’s why they’re acting weird! But she seemed to know that something was going on.Highlighted by 8 Kindle customers
‘Guess what? Four hundred years from now, schoolkids are just going to get you mixed up with Vasco da Gama on tests. The really stupid ones aren’t going to remember your name even when the question is, ‘Who discovered the Hudson River and the Hudson Bay?’” Jonah thought maybe he’d done that once.Highlighted by 7 Kindle customers
“When we’ve opened up even the past for revision, what certainty can anyone offer about the future?”Highlighted by 7 Kindle customers
“Yeah—Henry Hudson’s got the biggest ego on the planet,” Katherine said.Highlighted by 6 Kindle customers
Jonah wished he could see how she’d react if he said, You know, Katherine and I were roaming around a remote area of oldtimey Canada without a cell phone or a working Elucidator, and we had to deal with a crazy guy who didn’t care who lived or died—and we did just fine. Do you really think it’s going to be that dangerous for me, just walking over to the park?Highlighted by 5 Kindle customers
Hey, sorry about kidnapping your niece and taking her four hundred years back in time. Sorry she got stuck there for five years. Sorry we had to count on a thirteen-year-old to rescue her. Oh, wait—you don’t know about any of that, do you?Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
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