In The Dress-Up Mirror, four girls – Amanda, her kid sister Sally, and two friends spending the night for a sleepover, Josie and Roxanne – tumble unexpectedly through a magical portal to be transported back to the year of 1912 in their small Midwestern town of Maysville.
As they scramble to make sense of the town history they are now immersed in, the girls get drawn into a tangled story of family strife and ethnic prejudice. If they get involved, will they be able to find their way home again to the present . . . or do they face being trapped forever in the past?
Raymond Bial loves to tell supernatural stories for kids. His humorous spooky tales, full of Midwestern heritage and history, are action-packed, fun to read, and focus on the value of friendship and doing the right thing, as the kids tumble pell-mell from one adventure to the next.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Raymond Bial is the acclaimed author of more than 100 books for children and adults, including Amish Home, The Underground Railroad, Where Lincoln Walked, Nauvoo, Ellis Island, and others. His books of ghost stories for kids include Dripping Blood Cave, The Fresh Grave, The Ghost of Honeymoon Creek, and Shadow Island. He lives in Urbana, Illinois.
The Dress-Up Mirror
by Raymond Bial
Crickhollow Books • avail Aug. 20, 2015
Juvenile Fiction / Time-Travel / Midwest
(for ages 8–12 and up)
Softcover, 176 pages, 6” x 9”
$13.95 • ISBN 978-1-883953-79-9
$2.99 • Kindle edition