- Imprint: Amulet Paperbacks
- Publication Date: April 1, 2006
- Price: $5.95
- Trim Size: 5 1⁄4 x 7 5⁄8
- ISBN: 0-8109-9216-7
- EAN: 9780810992160
- Page Count: 288
- Illustrations: 288 pages, 5 1/4x7 5⁄8"
- Format: Paperback
Now available in paperback, the first book in a thrilling, critically-acclaimed time-travel series
In this "page-turner debut" (Kirkus Reviews), thirteen-year-old Rowan and his friends, twins Xanthe and Xavier, find a time portal in an abandoned resort hotel. They travel back to revolutionary France, in search of Rowan's mysteriously missing sister, Nina. A desperate dash through Versailles and a daring escape from the guillotine are just two of the many adventures the children tackle as they race against time. If they don't make it home with Nina by the "golden hour," they won't come home at all.
Awards and praise for The Golden Hour
Book Sense Pick
International Reading Association Intermediate Fiction Award
Southern California Booksellers' Association Children's Book Prize
"A trip well worth taking." –The New York Times
"One of the few fantasies with any African American characters…" – Booklist
"Action-packed and laden with good-natured humor, Williams' tale is a journey worth taking." – Publisher's Weekly
About the author
Maiya Williams was an editor and vice president of The Harvard Lampoon and a writer for the TV shows Rugrats and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. She is currently a writer and producer for Mad TV and lives with her husband, three children, a Labrador retriever, and a variety of fish in Pacific Palisades, California.