Monday 5 June 2023

Stacey Casey (Book 1): The House That Time Remembers

Stacey Casey (Book 1): The House That Time Remembers by Michael C. Madden, illustrated by Nancy Bevington (Big Sky Publishing) PB RRP $14.99

ISBN 9781922615886

Reviewed by Kylie Buckley

Stacey Casey lives in the small town of Marksville with her dad, who works as an inventor in the basement of their house. She refers to him as a genius even though most of his crazy inventions don’t work. However, one day in 2022, one of his inventions works…. he has created a time machine! His invention takes them, and their current house (including its modern conveniences), back to 1964. Instead of going to school that day, Stacey, and her best friend Oliver go into town to explore what Marksville was like 58 years earlier. They are told explicitly not to touch anything and to try to remain unnoticed, but that’s easier said than done!

Stacey Casey: The House That Time Remembers is the first book in the Stacey Casey Series of fun middle grade novels, written in the first person by 12-year-old Stacey. Monochrome illustrations that complement the text are scattered throughout the pages. The fictional story includes a myriad of intriguing facts and notable events that occurred in 1964.

The next book in the series,
Stacey Casey and the Cheeky Outlaw (Book 2), follows Stacey and Oliver when they travel 100 million years back in time for another adventure… this time back to a land when dinosaurs roamed the earth.

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