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I'd love to reconnect with a children's book we had from our local library, but despite extensive online searching, can find no trace of it, as cannot remember or even guess at the title.

It's an illustrated short children's book from c. 1990, for readers perhaps 5 - 9. The young heroine (age 8-ish) is not good at
timekeeping, and is often late for tea. She feels therefore that 'time is a monster, marching on'. She makes friends with the clock-keeper of the town hall clock, asks him about the nature of time, and he kindly on one occasion puts the clock back 5 minutes, so that she does not seem late for tea. It has a mainland European feel to it. Possibly it was translated from the Dutch.

If anyone can recall this book, and have a stab at the title, I will be forever grateful!
#1 - November 26, 2014, 03:21 PM

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#2 - November 26, 2014, 05:14 PM
The Leland Sisters series: Courtship and Curses, Bewitching Season, Betraying Season (Holt BYR/Macmillan)

Thanks so much Marissa, I'll try that!
#3 - November 27, 2014, 01:58 AM

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My friend has had fantastic luck finding "lost" books by posting to this LiveJournal thread:  You have to make a LiveJournal account, but they're free. Good luck!
#4 - November 27, 2014, 03:16 AM

Thanks so much, I've now done that.
#5 - November 27, 2014, 04:18 AM

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 :love5Good luck finding your book. When you do find the title, I recommend website for your book search to locate the book. That site searces a massive number of online bookstore's lists of available titles. I've had excellent luck with them in the past finding "lost" books from my childhood (and my adulthood, too). :)
#6 - November 27, 2014, 04:51 AM
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This is another good site for finding the book once you have the title: this one sorts by price (including shipping).
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