CLOCKWORK STRANGE - Into The Whirlwind

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ACTION FAMILY HISTORICAL FICTION MYSTERY FANTASY MEMOIR SCI-FI SUSPENSE / THRILLER ADVENTURE CHILDREN'S BIOGRAPHICAL EPIC YOUNG ADULT

Across The Centuries

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Logline

The story revolves around the disappearance of 9 children and their 3 puppies in the 1950s when they come across a derelict railway car [caboose] long abandoned on their farm whose entrance and exit doors once every 20 years allow it to open and close to the past 5 billion years of Earth's history entrapping all who enter. It does so by creating a gigantic whirlwind that shields the caboose when it becomes temporarily operational. It becomes known as the terrifying SENTINEL to the surrounding farm community. The children struggle to survive their first alien environmental Ice Age encounter. It is the North American debut of a prehistoric Alice In Wonderland chronicle set in a real farm community and prairie towns that once actually existed in the 1950s.

Genre

Action, Family, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Fantasy, Memoir, Sci-Fi, Suspense / Thriller, Adventure, Children's, Biographical, Epic, Young Adult,

Short Summary

It is 2 stories told simultaneously. One is of the surrounding farm community of the Morley clans around the hamlet of La Riviere who attempt to piece together the mysterious disappearances of their children. The central story is about the missing children and their encounters with extinct worlds.


The children, now 12,000 years in the Past attempt to relocate their exact position and Time on the bald prairie where they encountered the Whirlwind that swept them into the Past. Instead of home, they find themselves deeper in Time back out on a prairie entering the Ice Ages.

Setting

The dead center of the North American continent in the little hamlet of La Riviere [a tiny prairie community].

Based on a True Story

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Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Twist, Philosophical Questions

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Main Character Details

Name: Daniel

Age: 9

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Clumsy, Naive, Selfless, Skillful, Leader, Perseverance, Uneducated, Modest, Empathetic, Desperate, Flexible, Aspiring, Visionary, Faithful, Insecure, Underdog, Complex, Adventurous, Decisive, Engaging

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Name: Many supporting characters

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17

Target Gender: Universal

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2017

Hard Copy Available

No

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