What if you could change the future.
But you couldn’t change it back...
It’s the week before Christmas, 1969, and an unexpected gift arrives for 15-year-old Arthur August Mallory. Because of the ancient book he has the power to make the world over any way he wants—but not the power to overcome the unintended consequences of his actions.
Doctors' visits and counseling bring no relief to 15-year-old Lyn. Then she has an exquisite dream--one that brings her immediate and lasting relief. Simply remembering the dream fills her with serenity. Then a stranger, a handsome young man, comes into her life by chance. She begins to believe that the creature who came to her in her dream is actually this same young man.
Robert is moving up to middle school, which is difficult enough. He is also taking along his best friend, Boo the Tiger. Boo is talkative and very smart. He gives Robert good advice just when he needs it. The problem is, only Robert can hear what Boo says. Robert’s mother wonders if he needs counseling. Alton, the biggest bully in middle school, is determined to grab Boo and get rid of him.