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Countdown to yesterday / Shirley Marr.

Marr, Shirley, (author.).


The present is the last place James wants to be. Since his parents have separated, he's been living two different lives and neither of them add up to the great one he used to have. He thinks about his Top Six memories and wonders if he can go back. During National Science Week, James meets the enigmatic Yan, a girl who looks at the world with x-ray eyes, and discovers that time travel might be possible after all. The two budding scientists' quest to restore James's lost past brings them into contact with retro Australian Women's Weekly birthday cakes, old Commodore computers, chaotic rideshare vehicles of the future, and spacemen. But as they get closer to their goal, James is forced to consider that his favorite moments from his personal history may not be as perfect as he remembers them.

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  • ISBN: 9781665948517
  • ISBN: 1665948515
  • Physical Description: 259 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2024]

Content descriptions

Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.
Grades 7-9. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.
Subject: Time travel > Juvenile fiction.
Dysfunctional families > Juvenile fiction.
Divorce > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Children of separated parents > Juvenile fiction.
Scientists > Juvenile fiction.
Australia > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Time-travel fiction.
Science fiction.
Domestic fiction.

Available copies

  • 8 of 14 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Cass County.


  • 0 current holds with 14 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cass County Library-Drexel J MAR 2024 (Text) 0002206337947 New Juvenile Books Available -
Cass County Library-Northern Resource Center J MAR 2024 (Text) 0002206337939 New Juvenile Books Available -

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