YA Time Travel -- wish I could recall book
May 28, 2010 10:04 AM   Subscribe

Help me find the title of this YA book I've been searching for for 30 years! Two female friends time travel back to old New York. Published in the late '60's or early '70's in hardcover. That's all I recall, except that I loved it. Thanks!
posted by kidelo to Media & Arts (9 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
 
Have a look here: List of time travel science fiction.

Are there any other details you have? Do you remember how far back in time they went? Old New York from the 60s and 70s could be the 50s, 40s, depression era, late 1800s, civil war, etc...
posted by artlung at 10:14 AM on May 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


Could it be The Root Cellar, by Janet Lunn? Though it was published in 1981, and the only person to really time travel is Rose, who winds up in the American Civil War-era, and meets Susan and Will. She and Susan travel down to New York to find Will, who fought in the civil war.
posted by orange swan at 10:16 AM on May 28, 2010


Hangin' out with Cici?
posted by Duffington at 10:16 AM on May 28, 2010


OMG -- I think it might be hangin' out with Cici! It seems now that I remember that the girl makes friends with her mother as a kid...
Will re-read to see, but Duffington I think you have it!
posted by kidelo at 10:22 AM on May 28, 2010


Here's a PDF of a list of YA time travel fiction: Time Travel Fiction & Nonfiction For Teens & Young Adults - some have female protagonists, but none of them feature New York prominently.
posted by artlung at 10:24 AM on May 28, 2010


I can't pass this thread up without recommending another NYC based time travel YA/MG book, When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead-- it just won the Newbery Award. It's AMAZING. If you've read (and loved) A Wrinkle in Time, it'll be even more poignant.
posted by changeling at 10:38 AM on May 28, 2010


Hangin' out with Cici is also known as My Mother Was Never a Kid
posted by xsquared-1 at 10:39 AM on May 28, 2010


You guys are amazing!
posted by kidelo at 11:27 AM on May 28, 2010


I can't pass this thread up without recommending another NYC based time travel YA/MG book, When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead-- it just won the Newbery Award. It's AMAZING. If you've read (and loved) A Wrinkle in Time, it'll be even more poignant.

Ha, my daughter just read When You Reach Me and also recommends it. Oddly enough, when she started this book I gave her a copy of A Wrinkle in Time (an old favorite of mine) for her in-school silent reading period without having any idea that there was a connection between the books!
posted by mikepop at 11:43 AM on May 28, 2010


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