Author(s): Adele Broadbent
"Twelve-year-old Ben Jackson resents being thrown out of his room to sleep in a shabby caravan when his Mum’s Poppa, George, comes to stay. Ben finds his great-grandfather sullen and grouchy, while 91-year-old George thinks Ben spends too much time on the computer. At first, the generation gap seems impossible to bridge - until the unthinkable happens. Ben is thrown back into 1934 with George (as a boy) in his home town of Marshville"
Adele Broadbent is a children's author and book reviewer for KidsBooksNZ. She also runs writing workshops in schools. Adele's teen novel Too Many Secrets was nominated for the New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards in 2011 and Just Jack was a finalist in the 2012 Awards. Adele has also written a number of other chapter books and articles for the education market. Adele's favourite audience to write for is 'tweens' - children aged 9-13. She lives in Napier with her husband and her two teenage sons.