Penelope is running out of time!

She dreams of being a writer, but how can she pursue her passion when her mother schedules every minute of her life? And how will she ever prove that writing is worthwhile if her mother keeps telling her to “get busy!” and “be more productive”?

Then one day, Penelope discovers a hole in her schedule — an entire day completely unplanned! — and she mysteriously falls into it. What follows is a mesmerizing journey through the Realm of Possibility where Penelope sets out to find and free the Great Moodler, the one person who may have the answers she seeks. Along the way, she must face an army of Clockworkers, battle the evil Chronos, take a daring Flight of Fancy, and save herself from the grip of time.

Brimming with clever language and masterful wordplay, THE LOST TRACK OF TIME is a high-stakes adventure that will take you to a place where nothing is impossible and every minute doesn’t count — people do!


illustrated by Lee White
320 pages, ages 8-12
Scholastic Press (March 31, 2015)
ISBN #: 978-0545538121

“[T]he language is witty, Lee White’s mauve drawings are diverting and the lesson unimpeachable: ‘The only time you can spend is the time you have right now.'” --Wall Street Journal

★”Debut author Britt’s tale is an exuberant homage to the power of imagination and creative problem-solving, as well as the importance of making time for oneself, one’s dreams, and one’s friends.”

--Publishers Weekly, starred review

“[R]ecalls that classic allegorical journey, The Phantom Tollbooth.

--Kirkus Reviews