Holly-Jane Rahlens


A night in the Whispering Leaves Bookshop ... and nothing will ever be the same again! – Late one stormy autumn afternoon the Whispering Leaves Reading Club is interrupted by a knock at the bookshop’s back door. Oliver, Iris and Rosa open up, in steps Colin – and soon they’re all thrust into an adventure of a lifetime. Colin is from the far future and it takes a while before he understands that he’s not in the middle of a virtual reality game, but has actually been sent back in time to the 21st century. But why? The four children find themselves trapped in a dangerous time warp and quickly realize that not only are their lives at stake, but the future of the world too! 

Holly-Jane Rahlens’ ninth novel, a science fiction fantasy set in both the world of today and tomorrow, a book brimming with warmth, wisdom and a huge dose of humor, has all the ingredients to inspire a large readership of both boys and girls. 

Original English-language manuscript available! 

A refreshing new spin on the time travel genre!

Holly-Jane Rahlens

Holly-Jane Rahlens

Holly-Jane Rahlens, a born New Yorker, moved to Berlin as a young woman, where she has flourished in the German media world, working in radio, television, and film, and creating a series of highly praised one-woman shows. In 2003 her novel Prince William, Maximilian Minsky and Me earned the prestigious Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis as the best young adult novel published in Germany. It was adapted into the major motion picture Max Minsky and Me, which has since earned prizes around the world.