Look Ahead, Look Back

Look Ahead Look Back It s big news in boring Snipesville when a skeleton is found in the park But to reluctant time travelers Hannah Alex and Brandon the discovery is a shocking omen of adventures to come The Professor

  • Title: Look Ahead, Look Back
  • Author: Annette Laing
  • ISBN: 9780984810109
  • Page: 220
  • Format: Paperback
  • It s big news in boring Snipesville when a skeleton is found in the park But to reluctant time travelers Hannah, Alex, and Brandon, the discovery is a shocking omen of adventures to come The Professor, their mentor, has disappeared And if she s not the skeleton, who is Soon, the three land in the distant year of 1752 Some people they meet, like ruthless planter Mr GoIt s big news in boring Snipesville when a skeleton is found in the park But to reluctant time travelers Hannah, Alex, and Brandon, the discovery is a shocking omen of adventures to come The Professor, their mentor, has disappeared And if she s not the skeleton, who is Soon, the three land in the distant year of 1752 Some people they meet, like ruthless planter Mr Gordon, trust their own smarts to bring success Others, like Sukey, a slave, think that what happens to them is pure luck But Hannah, Alex, and Brandon quickly learn that for everyone in the 1700s, fortune s wheel is constantly turning And at a time when ghosts, witches, little folk, and dreams can seem as real as slavery, greed, and cruelty, their choices, too, are very few indeed.

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    1. This is the third book in Dr. Laing's The Snipesville Chronicles series and it is as well-written as the first two I have read. (There is a fourth!) Our three youthful heroes (Hannah, Alex, and Brandon) are time-traveling between Georgia-now and Georgia-1752--with England and prison thrown in for good measure. It is quite the culture shock! Brandon and Alex have switched races and experience the trials of slavery and privilege, while Hannah is locked up for theft and must serve a punishment. The [...]

    2. Hannah, her brother Alex and their friend Brandon feel that they are about to be transported back in time once again. They can't explain the feeling, they just see the signs. They don't know when it is going to happen though. When Brandon and Alex dig up a skeleton they know the time is getting closer. Hannah is tired of being transported to different time periods. She wishes they had more control about when they go. They have always felt secure in their travels because at some point they run in [...]

    3. In this third installment of the history-grounded time travel adventure by Dr. Annette Laing, Hannah, her brother Alex, and their friend Brandon find themselves unexpected transported to 18th century England and then America. The mystery: uncover the identity of the skelton found in present day Snipesville, GA. I applaud Laing for her inventive approach to dealing with the complexities of race. In doing so, it enabled her to really delve deep into her characters as they explored and unearthed th [...]

    4. I received this book as part of the Goddreads giveaways and I was wondering if I should read it at all or buy the other 2 Snipsville Chronicles first - but it waseasy to get into the story.It features 3 kids from a boring town in America who get to go on time travel adventures, they don't know they are going until they 'land' & they knowit has something to do with a professor at the college.I am about half way through this book & after finding each other in Georgia 1752, where Alex Hanna [...]

    5. I won this book from GoodReads as a FirstReads free giveaway. The book is "Look Ahead, Look Back" by Annette Laing ( it's #3 in the Snipesville Chronicles). I was a little leary at first reading this ,do to my not having read number one or two in the Snipesville Chronicle series . As I started reading though I found that I didn't have any reason to doubt that I wouldn't be able to follow along with the story line . It had my attention from the start and kept me wanting to keep reading more. This [...]

    6. Annette Laing is back with her best book yet! The three time traveling children from her previous books are back - but this time they are on their own without the helpful professor. Dr. Laing has clearly mastered the art of suspense for this book. Even though a review had spoiled me as to the ending of the book, there were still many moments when I wasn't sure everything would turn out OK for the kids. In addition you see a lot of character development in this book - Hannah is less whiney than [...]

    7. I won this book in a giveaway on . There is a back story to this book as it is #3 in the series. Since I have not read the earlier books, this story was a bit confusing for me. I can't say that I loved this book but it wasn't terrible either. I wish the author had spent more time with sections of the story. It seems like there were so many things that could have been expanded on and I would have loved to read about, but were skipped over. I would have loved to read more about Hannah and Brandon' [...]

    8. I got this book free as a GoodReads giveaway. It is about a group of kids who can time travel, through means that they do not understand. It's the third in a series, and I haven't read the first two, but after reading this one, I'd like to. This book series is pretty clearly written as a way of teaching children history by immersing modern characters in the past. In this case, they travel to the beginning of legal slavery in Georgia in the 1750's. It could have easily become a heavy-handed moral [...]

    9. I enjoy children's literature that doesn't assume children are cotton-headed, video game controlled, mindless little Jersey Shore-loving entitled zombies. These are thinking books, in fact, this series would be a good add to a history lesson as well. The author goes with the idea that many children still want to learn and if you entertain them at the same time, all the better. I won this book from the First Read Program, thank you. These books are like Magic Tree House, but more interesting.

    10. This is the third in the Snipesville Chronicles series. It is my least favorite for some reason. Maybe I was just anxious to see how it would end. However, I could never have envisioned the ending! But I will not include a spoiler here. Still, it was good and what an interesting twist to have Brandon become white and Alex become black when they went back in time. They learned a lot about how it was to be that color and about themselves. Such a good series!

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