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Roger, Ann, Eliza, and Jack are staying with old Mrs. Whiton (who writes books for, as Roger says, "Spartan children") when they discover the thyme garden, which contains almost every kind of thyme in existance. It also contains the Natterjack, who is a magical toad, a keen gardener, a British ex-patriate (but a very patriotic one), and a very gruff character. With the help of the Natterjack, the children select the proper thyme to enable them to travel through time. They visit the minutemen of the American Revolution (where the Natterjack's pro-British sentiments get them into a lot of trouble), a stop on the underground railroad, and their own parents as children (delving into another one of Eager's books).
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 40% FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy story on current Earth Time Travel:    -   largely backwards/past Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Kid's book (ages 7-14) Time Travel story?    -   Yes Story largely takes place in    -   Middle Ages-1899

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a kid


Earth setting:    -   20th century Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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