A Handful of Time

A Handful of Time

A Handful of Time When Patricia s mother sends her to her cousins cottage for the summer Patricia doesn t want to go She doesn t know her cousins at all and she s never been good at camping or canoeing let alone mak

  • Title: A Handful of Time
  • Author: Kit Pearson
  • ISBN: 9780140322682
  • Page: 443
  • Format: Paperback
  • When Patricia s mother sends her to her cousins cottage for the summer, Patricia doesn t want to go She doesn t know her cousins at all, and she s never been good at camping or canoeing, let alone making new friends When she arrives at the cottage, her worst fears come true her cousin Kelly teases her Aunt Ginnie and Uncle Doug feel sorry for her She doesn t fit in.When Patricia s mother sends her to her cousins cottage for the summer, Patricia doesn t want to go She doesn t know her cousins at all, and she s never been good at camping or canoeing, let alone making new friends When she arrives at the cottage, her worst fears come true her cousin Kelly teases her Aunt Ginnie and Uncle Doug feel sorry for her She doesn t fit in Then Patricia discovers an old watch hidden under a floorboard When she winds it, she finds herself taken back in time to the summer when her own mother was twelve.

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    A Handful of Time is a Canadian classic. I believe it is old enough I can use the word classic. It’s a quick and easy read but there is no maximum age for this novel.When twelve year old Patricia starts to watch her parent go through divorce she’s sent to spend the summer at a lake in Western Canada with her cousins. Patricia doesn’t want to be there and she doesn’t fit in. She feels lonely, isolated and extremely mundane. Her cousins tease her, she’s left out and all she really wants [...]

    Patricia is shy and unhappy and has strained relationships with her parents, so when they decide to divorce she is sent to stay with some cousins for the summer. Apart from some brief time travel parts, and some bits about good outdoor play, the sort that involves getting dirty, wet and a bit of danger, this story largely focuses on difficult family relationships. This might be a good book to read if your parents are divorcing or you have a difficult relationship with them but otherwise you migh [...]

    The importance of the J-stroke is greatly exaggerated in this book. I've lived my whole canoeing life without mastering it.

    Any reader has a long list of books from their past that hover at the edges of their memory. You read them as a child, you grow up, you forget about them, until years later, picking up a copy by sheer accident, a sudden rush of memory flits through your blood like an electric shock as, for just a fraction of a moment, you are ten years old again, curled up in a quiet corner somewhere out of reach of all the annoying adults who are annoyingly prone to interrupting you just at the best part, so wr [...]

    This is an AMAZING book. It's bloody brilliant ;) But this book is wonderful I've read it 3 times already! It is an amazing book for ages 10-13 Kit Pearson isn't a well known author, but after reading this I knew she was incredible! So I started reading other books of hers and it was just as great! But I have to say by far this is one of my favourite books of all time! :)

    I remember reading this many years ago in elementary school as a class novel and it really spoke to me. Even though that is the last time I actually read the book, and I don’t recall all of the characters’ names (Aunt Genie? Ruth? Nan? Bruce? Patricia?), I remember the plot quite well and that in itself is reason enough to say that Kit Pearson has written a masterpiece. A Handful of Time is quite fast-paced and easy to read, though I would suggest reading between the lines and thoroughly com [...]

    Patricia’s famous parents are separating, pending divorce, and they send her to visit her relatives in Western Canada for the holidays. Patricia simply doesn’t fit in with her rough and tumble cousins. In an old deserted cottage she finds, hidden under a loose floorboard, an old-fashioned fob watch which takes her back to the past—and enables her an insight into her mother’s childhood. She finds herself drawn to the girl her mother used to be. A deeply satisfying book which gently probes [...]

    I read this in one sitting and for hours after I finished it, kept catching myself thinking "wonder what's going to happen next oh, right, I already finished that".Time-travel aficionados will miss the usual time-travel trappings not really any discussion of "how" or "why", no fears about being trapped in one time or another, and the traveler being invisible neatly lets her out of several of the standard problems. This is definitely a mother-daughter book--the actual time travel is practically a [...]

    Why did I read it in one shot? Yes you've guessed it. It's because it was good.I loved it so so sooo much. The plot, the idea of the story was breath taking. I really really enjoyed it.That's all I can say about. You can see my 5 star review, so you can tell that I loved it. THE BEST.

    A Handful of TimeBibliographic InformationAuthor: Kit PearsonTitle: A Handful of TimePublisher: Puffin CanadaPlace of Publication: Canada, Toronto, 320 Front StreetDate of Publication: 1987Number of Pages: 201A handful of Time is a really good book, and it’s about a young girl names Patricia whose parents are getting divorced. Patricia is sent away to ‘the lake’ to spend the summer with her cousins, aunt and uncle. Patricia isn’t having a good time because she doesn’t fit in with her c [...]

    I really enjoyed A Handful of Time, every time I put it down I wanted to continue reading. I did find the plot kind of flat be the story was very vivid.

    Read in 2014: I thought this book was pretty good! I found the idea of it really cool and I wouldn't of ever changed the way it was written:)

    Easy read, and although I love stories about time travel isn't one I'd bother to read again or recommend. 2 stars.

    I started this novel last night and finished it this morning, which, although it is less than 200 pages, says a lot. I found the concept very interesting; a young girl is sent to spend the summer with her distant relatives while her mother and father sort out their divorce papers. At first she hates it there; her cousins don't accept her, her family members keep bringing up the divorce and she doesn't have a clue about the country life they lead. But soon she discovers a gold pocket watch under [...]

    A great book for ten to twelve year-old girls, even better when read along with their mothers.The plot centres around the plight of twelve-year-old Patricia who is sent out West to spend the summer with her cousins while her parents remain behind in Toronto to iron out the details of their divorce. Patricia is doubly unsettled, as not only is her family falling apart but she finds herself in an awkward setting: unable to relate to the cousins she has just met and unprepared for a summer spent at [...]

    There are some books that one can read and enjoy for a lifetime. I remember receiving this book for my tenth birthday. I read it and loved it and read it again. I have read it at least a dozen times over the years. I never get tired of it. I used to have nightmares once in a while and I would have this book beside my bed, open to a random page and start reading until I felt better. It is one of my great comforts in life. This is the only book on my large set of shelves that looks like it has bee [...]

    I think I read this book back in middle school but I have never forgotten it. I not a huge fan of realistic fiction but this paints a good picture of what child goes through when their parents separate. Patricia's world is turned upside down when her parents separate they send her to her cousins where she find a watch under the loose floorboards. Once she winds the watch she finds herself transported back in time to when mother was her age.The book made me to see my mother as she grew up and lik [...]

    Patricia does what we all wish we could do. With the power to visit our parents in their youth and better understand who they are now by examining who they were at our age. Lovely concept. Lovely characters and you can feel the heartache and wonder as Patricia discovers who she really is, and who her mother is, and why, despite all their personal differences, they are exactly the same person.Sometimes, the trials our parents faced are the exact same as our own, and we could both learn from the k [...]

    No matter how many times I have read this book, I always find myself being entranced and pulled into Patricia's world. The time travelling piece is done really well and I love Patricia's journey of self discovery during her summer at the lake. Kit Pearson fearlessly explores the realms of tween hood and perfectly captures the awkwardness of growing up. This book captures her signature style of a coming-of-age story. It gets better with every reread!

    This was one of my favourite childhood books, and I decided to re-read it. I threw out my copy years ago, so I had to find a new one. After looking for it for a while, I found a good-as-new copy at a secondhand bookstore! This book was a very pleasant read and I really enjoyed it. Of course, it does read as a children's book, because it is that, but it's still nice to read it, even now I'm older.

    I really enjoyed reading this to our 9-year old daughter. It's set at the family cottage during the 1980s, and the protagonist travels back in time to the 1950s. I love the throw-back references to these decades and life in a simpler time. The central theme revolves around mother-daughter relations and raises lots of discussion points. Kit Pearson's writing style is nostalgic and direct, which I love.

    I still love re-reading this book. A girl having a hard time when she spends the summer with her family and finds a hideout and a secret. This secret transports her back in time and she learns someone from her family has dealt with the same obstacles she has endured so far. What does the main character do with this information? Does she keep going back? How will her summer end? Read to find out!

    Started our book club out with this book. We spent the first year looking for books mainly that dealt with realtionships. This was gret because she travels back to when her mom was a teenager and then goes forward to their relationship currently. The topics brought about great discussion on "yes mom was a teenager like you"

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