The Long Shadow

A novel for 10 and up

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Pub Date 01 Jun 2021 | Archive Date 27 May 2021

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Description

Aunt Trudy never wanted kids. Now that she’s Richie’s guardian, she makes his life miserable. Richie just wants to escape, so he seeks refuge in the deep Missouri woods he loves so much.

Suddenly it’s not summer, but late fall. How did that happen? Did the trucker who just gave him a ride somehow whisk him back fifty years in time?

The woods aren't for Richie the haven they used to be. After a freak storm, he finds himself at the mercy of Morris, a mysterious black man who also calls the woods home. Is Morris a savior? Or is he someone to fear?


Aunt Trudy never wanted kids. Now that she’s Richie’s guardian, she makes his life miserable. Richie just wants to escape, so he seeks refuge in the deep Missouri woods he loves so much.

Suddenly...


A Note From the Publisher

Elk Lake Publishing, Inc. is an award-winning Christian publishing company based in Plymouth, MA.

Elk Lake Publishing, Inc. is an award-winning Christian publishing company based in Plymouth, MA.


Advance Praise

"Part survival story, part exploration of racial justice in America, part journey of self-discovery, and wholly engaging and memorable. A well done and powerful story. It is certainly stuck in my head."—Joe Corbett, school librarian, St. Louis

"Heartwarming and heartbreaking, Richie's story is a shining example of how taking a chance on unlikely friendships is the best way to break down the barriers we build." —Jill Williamson, award-winning author of the Blood of Kings trilogy

"A powerful message wrapped in a page-turner." —Cherie Postill, author, speaker, and mentor for teens at the St. Louis Writers Guild

"I loved this book. I could not stop reading it once I had begun. It is a delightful story, as well as a very painful one, told very well without a wasted word. I gladly recommend it to anyone." --Jerram Barrs, professor at Covenant Theological Seminary and author of Echoes of Eden: Reflections on Christianity, Literature, and the Arts

“I’ve read this book and enjoyed the characters in the story. I like the friendship that blossomed in the story and how the story came full circle in the end. It was a good history lesson without being offensive to anyone.”—LaShaunda Hoffman, sensitivity reader and author

"This compelling and engaging story is a must read!" —Rob Currie, author of Hunger Winter: A World War II Novel.

“In The Long Shadow, Richie finds himself traveling through time and learning to explore his own biases and prejudices towards people of color. Richie’s trajectory of self discovery is one that kids of all backgrounds and cultures can enjoy.” —Rebecca Groves, middle school literature teacher.

"Searching for a new favorite book? Look no further than The Long Shadow by Phyllis Wheeler. This is a great book for fans of To Kill a Mockingbird but with a time-travel twist. Richie grabs your attention and doesn’t let go until the very end."—Elsie G, age 13.


"Part survival story, part exploration of racial justice in America, part journey of self-discovery, and wholly engaging and memorable. A well done and powerful story. It is certainly stuck in my...


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Starting June 1, this paperback book will be available to order wherever books are sold, including indie bookstores and Amazon. The ebook will be available on Amazon. 



Starting June 1, this paperback book will be available to order wherever books are sold, including indie bookstores and Amazon. The ebook will be available on Amazon. 




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ISBN 6981554368423
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