Tangled in Time: The Portal by Kathryn Lasky

Young Llama Thoughts
  • Adventurous
  • Christian Friendly
  • Easy Reading
  • Humerous
  • Youth Appropriate
4.5 Llamas


Ok, what is with me and time-travel? I’m obsessed. And I LOVE IT!!!!! This book was GREAT!!!! And it’s Super kid-friendly too! (Except for the fact that the girl in the book goes back to the time when be-heading was popular…)

The book is about a girl who gets bullied cause she makes and re-styles clothes. (Now, why would anyone make fun of that? If I could sew my own clothes, I promise you, I would wear anything from stores again.) Anyways, then Rose, accidentally goes back in time to the era of the 1500’s. (Basically the time of ‘Princess’ Elizabeth) The entire story is soooooooo cool, because she doesn’t just stay in the 1500’s, but she also goes back to her own time. It’s kind-of like glitch-ey time-travel; she goes to back in time, and then, she comes back, repeatedly!

Over all, very kid-friendly, and I HIGHLY suggest it!!!!! Please read it!!!!!!!!! This book is definitely going on my favorite shelf!!! -The Young Llama Reader.


  • TIME-TRAVEL!!!!!!
  • Awesome plot line
  • Very kid-friendly!!!!


  • Mentions of be-heading…

Life used to be great for Rose: full of friends, a loving mom, and a growing fashion blog.

But when her mother dies in a car crash, Rose is sent away to live with a strange grandmother she hardly knows and forced to attend a new school where mean girls ridicule her at every turn.

The only place Rose finds refuge is in her grandmother’s greenhouse. But one night she sees a strange light glowing from within it. She goes to investigate…and finds herself transported back five hundred years to Hatfield Palace, where she becomes servant and confidant of the banished princess Elizabeth, daughter of King Henry VIII.

Rose soon discovers something else amazing—a locket with two mysterious images inside it, both clues to her own past. Could the greenhouse portal offer answers to the mysteries of her family…and their secrets?

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