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date: 21 September 2019

time-slip story 

The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature

Daniel Hahn

A book that moves between settings in the present and past, often featuring one or more main characters actually travelling between these time periods, though not necessarily by design. (Stories featuring the more general ‘time travel’ include those where the travel is deliberate—the building of time machines, and so on.) Both time periods are often kept running as parallel strands throughout the book. The device is common in children’s fiction as a way of placing a modern (and easily relatable) character in a setting more typical of ... ...

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