|aRunning out of time / |cMargaret Peterson Haddix.
|aNew York : |bSimon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, |cc1995.
|a184 p. ; |c22 cm.
|aWhen a diphtheria epidemic hits her 1840 village, thirteen-year-oldJessie discovers it is actually a 1996 tourist site under unseen observation by heartless scientists, and it's up to Jessie to escape the village and save the lives of the dying children.
Jessie lives with her family in the frontier village of Clifton, Indiana. When diphtheria strikes the village and the children of Clifton start dying, Jessie's mother sends her on a dangerous mission to bring back help. But beyond the walls of Clifton, Jessie discovers a world even more alien and threatening than she could have imagined, and soon she finds her own life in jeopardy. Can she get help before the children of Clifton, and Jessie herself, run out of time?