Junior Review: The Boy Who Stepped Through Time

When Perry into a Roman ruin while on a holiday in France, the last thing he expected was to be transported back 1700 years to Villa Rubia. 

Now he must blend in as a slave (giving himself the name Peregrinus) to avoid arousing suspicion while he struggles to find his way home. 

This adventure creates a lot of joy and curiosity as Perry gets entangled in the ancient ways of the Romans at Villa Rubia in a life he could never have envisioned.

When new threats arise and a friend is in danger of a terrible fate, Perry is confronted with an impossible choice. What is more important – his family or the life of an ancient friend?

I really enjoyed this book! As soon as it began, I was on the edge of my seat waiting to discover what would happen next. 

Anna Ciddor has created a beautiful story of a boy who finds his way to the past he had been learning about during his holiday. 

The way she shapes this narrative is effective and immediately gets the reader engaged in the sudden twists and turns. I highly recommend this book for ages 8 and above.

Title: The Boy Who Stepped Through Time
Author: Anne Ciddor
Illustrator: Katie Moon
Publisher: Allen & Unwin, $16.99
Publication Date: June2021
For Ages: 8+

Type: Middle Grade Fiction

July 28, 2021 at 12:36PM DimbutNice