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Stacey Casey and the House that Time Remembers

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Authors: Michael C Madden
06/Jun/2022
Mystery, Adventure
164
Paperback
128mm x 198mm
9781922615886
$14.99

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Stacey Casey is a fun and adventurous middle grade series that will take kids on a wild ride into the past.

On their journey, readers will discover surprising and sometimes hidden and fascinating historical facts. Stacey and her friend Oliver travel back in time where they encounter villains, heroes, tantalising mysteries and intriguing adventures that will keep kids guessing. The Stacey Casey series is a wonderful combination of time travel, friendship, courage, science, history and mystery all wrapped up in one

Stacey Casey’s father is a terrible inventor. But now, despite years of failed inventions, he has created a functioning time machine. Well…kind of! Instead of sending him back in time, he turns their entire house into a time machine, transporting everyone and everything in it. Stacey and her friend Oliver find themselves in 1965 faced with a series of extraordinary events. They find a bizarre artifact and encounter strange man who seems to know Stacey … but why is he chasing them? Who set the school on fire? And what’s with all the famous people they keep meeting? Can the friends solve the string of unanswered questions and find their way home?

Michael C Madden

Michael C Madden

Michael C. Madden is an author, photographer and medal mounter. He is the founder and host of the podcast, Australia Remembers. Michael has written four novels and two major history books. He runs his own military medal business in Berwick, Victoria. In recognition of his work on his book, The Victoria Cross – Australia Remembers, […]

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2 reviews for Stacey Casey and the House that Time Remembers

  1. Stacey Casey’s father is an inventor. One morning, that started like any other Stacey’s father called her to the basement in great excitement telling her that he needed her, and she would not be going to school that day. Stacey trying to explain to her father that she had to go to school as she had a math test, but her father was not listening, he was so preoccupied with his discovery. When the doorbell rings Stacey runs to answer it finding her best friend Oliver, who follows her to the basement to talk to Stacey’s father. Suddenly there is a strange noise, and the house feels like it is shaking. Stacey’s father becomes more excited telling them that he has done it. When Stacey and Oliver question him he explains that he has created a time machine. Stacey and Oliver are sceptical as most of his inventions don’t work. Stacey tells her father that they must go to school but when Stacey and Oliver walk out of the house they are no longer in the present. They quickly go back to Stacey’s father who tells them that they are now in 1964. Stacey askes if he can get them home again and he replies he should be able to just needs to make some adjustments. Once the children get over the initial shock, they are excited to go and explore their local town as it was in 1964.

    Stacey and Oliver have several encounters with famous people while they are in 1964, they also find themselves in trouble for something they didn’t do.

    They finally make it home again, but I think this is just the beginning of Stacey and Oliver’s adventures.

    This is a fun story written in an easy-to-read manner.

    Themes: Inventions, Time travel.

  2. Historical fiction is a valuable way to take students back to previous times so they can immerse themselves in the way of life then and thus get a better understanding of the events that occurred and the decisions that were made, some of which may still be impacting them today. This new series for independent readers who have developed that concept of times and lives past being real, as opposed to the futuristic, imaginary world that much of contemporary literature places itself in, is another opportunity to broaden horizons. For example, in the first story they find themselves still in their home town but in 1964 so students might like to investigate what their own town was like in 1964, perhaps interviewing residents who were there then or investigating how it has changed over 60 years and the causes for those changes, thus developing an understanding of how the past can reach out to shape the present.
    Teachers’ notes linked to Australian Curriculum outcomes offer suggestions for implementing these sorts of investigations with a strong theme of linking today’s students’ lives to the events in the story, such as being accused of something they haven’t done, ensuring that the series is more than just a fictional recount of past events.

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