|Plot Summary of The Time Garden|
|"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). "
Ivy, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Time Garden|
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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
- largely backwards/past
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Kid's book (ages 7-14)
Time Travel story?
Story largely takes place in
- Middle Ages-1899
- a kid
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
- 20th century
Takes place on Earth?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog