Title: Midnight at the Taj Mahal: The Out of School Adventures #1
Author: Brynn Olenberg Sugerman
Publisher: Create space
Date Published: July 31, 2012
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About the Book:
Hailey and Zach are out of school on a year long adventure. First stop: India! The excitement begins the moment they step off the plane. Hailey and Zach are entrusted with the magical diary of Shah Jahan, legendary builder of the Taj Mahal, and are whisked off on their first real adventure. The Taj pool shimmers in the full moon, and suddenly the twins are not just traveling the world but traveling back in time, sent on a mission to free the shah and his princess daughter from their prison tower. With the help of their ingenious friend, Sushil, anything seems possible. Can they help the shah win back his rightful place on the throne? Will they change India's history forever? Time is running out! Will they succeed before their parents' work in India is done, and it's time for them to move on?
About the Author:
Brynn Olenberg Sugarman graduated from SUNY Binghamton with a BA in Creative Writing and from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem with an MA in English Literature. Midnight at the Taj Mahal is her first novel and reflects her lifelong love of travel and fascination with time travel. In addition, she is the author of the award-winning picture book Rebecca’s Journey Home. Brynn lives with her husband and three children in Ra’anana, Israel, close to the sparkling Mediterranean Sea.
This is a mystical, magical, educational and interesting novel that every one should enjoy especially children. Full of memorable characters that will entertain and educate you. Her description of India and it's people was fantastic and I felt that I was right there with the characters interacting with them. Many historical novels have bored me but Brynn has written a novel that kept me engaged, and interested. I finished the book rather quickly and I stayed up late to finish it. I definitely recommend that you read this book and I cannot wait to read the next book in the series to be set in Jerusalem.
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I received a free copy of the book for my honest review and I was not compensated for my review.