Torn (The Missing)
Margaret Peterson Haddix
Jonah and Katherine embark on a chilling journey to discover the Northwest Passage in this new installment of the New York Times bestselling series that brings history to life.
Teenager John Hudson vanished from history in 1611: While searching for the Northwest Passage, mutineers cast him and his explorer father adrift in the icy waters of James Bay. When Jonah and Katherine meet John in the past, moments before the mutiny is to occur, they think it will be easy to rescue him from history. But the unexpected appearance of a man who claims to know a secret route to the Northwest Passage complicates matters. He seems serious about leading the ship further west, but Jonah and Katherine grow more and more suspicious—and more and more frustrated that they can’t quite remember the actual history or Canadian geography. And when their former enemies, Gary and Hodge, show up, apparently having escaped from time prison, Jonah and Katherine understand that a lot more is at stake than just one boy’s life….
we’re in a glorified rowboat? In ice? Shouldn’t he be more concerned about staying alive than anything else? “But if we go to the cabin, we can lay in supplies for next winter,” Staffe said, taking up John King’s argument. “By next spring a rescue expedition is bound to come for us—” “Henry Hudson will not be rescued!” Hudson thundered, smacking his hand down on the side of the shallop in his fury. “Henry Hudson will sail home in glory, with a shipload of treasures from the Orient!” “The
captain’s cabin to eat their lunch; the rest of the crew had disappeared into the hold. The weather had warmed up slightly, enough that the water he was swabbing on the deck didn’t instantly turn to ice. But it still wasn’t a great day for sitting out in the open air eating lunch. Or for dipping your hands again and again into a cold bucket of water, Jonah thought sourly. It wasn’t fair that he was stuck mopping, while Katherine could just stand there watching. Jonah made a mocking face at his
yanked Jonah’s head forward. Jonah’s throat hit hard wood. If “stocks” is just an old-fashioned word for “guillotine,” Katherine would figure out how to stop this before anyone actually kills me. Wouldn’t she? Jonah wondered dizzily. Someone pulled Jonah’s hands forward, his wrists slamming against wood now too. Jonah struggled to turn his head to look for Katherine—and to see what was going to happen to him next. He caught a quick glimpse of something descending toward his neck and wrists.
passage to China….” “But there wasn’t one for Hudson,” Katherine protested. “The Northwest Passage didn’t exist. And he was supposed to disappear in a rowboat in the ice!” “Not anymore,” Second said. “Hudson’s back with his ship. And—what do you think we’re sailing through right now?” Jonah stared at him. Second-disguised-as-Prickett brought the ship back to Hudson, Jonah thought. So for the other changes … “You dug the Northwest Passage yourself,” Jonah said, suddenly understanding. “That’s
“That’s weird,” Jonah said. He sat down in one of the swings and pushed off, letting the momentum carry him back and forth. Andrea giggled. “They think my ‘new mature attitude’ is all because I signed up for an adopt-a-grandparent program at a local nursing home,” she said. “And I’ve hit it off with a slightly senile old man who has the delusion that he’s from the past.” “JB let your real grandfather come to the twenty-first century?” Jonah asked in amazement. Andrea nodded. “And JB relocated