Reviewer: Laura J. Davis
Beyond the Attic Door by Tracy Del Campo is an exciting book for children that they could read themselves or read with a parent. Set in 1925, brother and sister Lulu and Buddy have accidentally stumbled upon a time machine in their uncle's attic workshop. Set during the time of the Scope's trial the children soon discover whether or not God is real and almost get lost in time during the process.
The author has presented a short story that will capture the attention of children who love adventure, their Bible, and time travel. I was disappointed that it was over so quickly. The only problem I had with the book was that it was written from the author's point of view in that she "told" rather than "showed" the action and feelings of her characters. That said, most children probably would not notice that one little flaw and would still enjoy it. It is my hope that the author expands this book into a series as I believe they would be excellent history/faith books for homeschooling parents as well as an excellent addition to any church library.