“Felix landed with a splash. He opened his eyes and saw that he was underwater. When Maisie reached him, she treaded water beside him. ‘This,’ she said, ‘is not New York.’”
In this second of the series, twelve-year old twins Maisie and Felix Robbins have moved to Newport Rhode Island to stay in the servants’ apartment of the seventy-room “cottage” their great-great-grand-father build. The twins are unhappy with their parents’ divorce and the recent move from New York City to Newport.
After receiving a tour of the “cottage”, known as Elm Medona, something unusual happens. Upon sneaking into the Treasure Chest (a secret forbidden room at the cottage) on night, Felix and Maisie scrabble over a silver coin and are transported back in time to the island of St. Croix in 1752 where they meet young Alexander Hamilton. The twins have to figure out if he’s the one they are supposed to meet and how to get back to the present.
The author includes four pages of biographical information about Alexander Hamilton which help frame the story but may not necessarily be read to enjoy the adventure. 185 pages 978-0448454689 Ages 7-11 Good for graduates of The Magic Tree House Series and lovers of 39 Clues.
Recommended by: Alice Cyphers, Librarian, Pennsylvania USA