Travel Far, Pay No Fare

Twelve-year-old Owen and his weird cousin, Parsley, use a magic bookmark to bring animals and events to life from their favorite books and find themselves in a potentially disastrous predicament. By the author of The Shadow of the Dial.

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By Susan (The United States) · ★★★★★ · January 11, 2013
I read this book cause my adopted daughter gave it to me to read & asked if I'd return it when I'm done, so I knew it would be a good book. And it was:) I'd wish all young people to read it, ESP those that thought they didn't like to read! ...more
By Kelly (Austin, TX) · ★★☆☆☆ · June 04, 2009
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Summary: 12-year-old Owen moves to Vermont when his mom decides to marry her widowed brother-in-law. Owen’s tasked with watching his 9-year-old cousin Parsley, but she keeps disappearing for long periods of time.

Review: I loved the premise of... ...more
By Cara (Ithaca, NY) · ★★★☆☆ · April 06, 2014
Fun book! The first page was brilliant, the characters very vivid. It reminds me of Knight's Castle, and the other Edgar Eager books which involve sliding in and out of stories. It's a kind of magic you can believe in. :) ...more
By Gino (The United States) · ★★★★★ · January 07, 2015
One of my all time favorite books as a kid growing up, would love to make the film!! ...more
By Greta (Frederick, MD) · ★★★★★ · January 05, 2015
Great kids' book. Read this with my son several years ago (I guess he was about 10) and we both ended up loving it. Best thing we've read together since the Phantom Tollbooth. ...more
By Anna (The United States) · ★★★★★ · September 30, 2011
OHMYGOSH THIS BOOK IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! It was so so so awesome and everyone should read it! ...more
By Cynnamon · ★★★★★ · July 04, 2012
Read this book as a kid now I read it to my students to get them excited about reading ...more
By Jackie (Derwood, MD) · December 17, 2012
this book was very interesting and you never know what will happen next!!!!! ...more