Running Out of Time Author:Margaret Peterson Haddix RUN FOR YOUR LIFE — Jessie lives with her family in the frontier village of Clifton, Indiana. In 1840 - or so she believes. When diphtheria striked the village and the children of Clifton start dying, jessie's mother reveals a shocking secret - It's actually 1996, and they are living in a reconstructed v illage that serves as a tourist site. In t... more »he world outside, medicine exixts that can cure the dread disease,and Jessie's mother is sending her on a dangerous mission to bring back help.
But beyond the walls of Clifton, Jessie discovers a world even more alien than she could have imagined, and soon finds her own life in jeopardy. Can she get help before the children of Clifton, and Jessie herself, run out of time?
"Running Out of Time is a highly imaginative, absolutely terrific first novel."
- Joan Lowery Nixon
* "Absorbing...gripping...convincing and compelling. Fans of time-travel or historical novels... will look forward to more stories from this intriguing new author."