Running Out of Time Author:Margaret Peterson Haddix Jessie lives with her family in the frontier village of Clifton, Indiana in 1840 - or so she believes. When diptheria strikes 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 village that serves as a tourist site. In the world outside, medi... more »cine exists 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 qould have imagined, and soon she 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 auther."