Switching Well by Peni R. Griffin

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The two of them live in the same town--Amber in 1991, and Ada in 1891--and they both have real problems. Amber's parents are getting divorced, and she seems to be the last to know. Ada's father doesn't think women have minds of their own. So the two troubled girls hit on the same solution: they each go to the Haunted Well and make an impulsive wish. Suddenly, Amber finds herself in 1891, and Ada in 1991. They would do anything to return home--but it may be impossible to cross time again.

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Peni R. Griffin is the author of numerous books for young readers, including "Switching Well," which was named an ALA Notable Book and a Best Book for Young Adults. Ms. Griffin lives in San Antonio, Texas.
Published April 30, 1993 by Margaret K. McElderry. 224 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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On the day of San Antonio's 1891 ``Battle of the Flowers,'' Ada Bauer, chafing under a teacher's criticism of her essay on women's rights, stands over a well and wishes she ``lived a hundred years from now.'' On the same day in 1991, Amber Burak- -who's just learned that her parents are divorcing...

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A twist of magic sends Ada Bauer, a native of San Antonio, Tex., 100 years into the future, from the late 19th century to the present.

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