Beyond the Attic Door by Tracy Del Campo

The Synopsis:

The year is 1925, and the nation is at odds as the “trial of the century” approaches. Mr. John Scopes, a schoolteacher, has been arrested for teaching evolution. Creationists and evolutionists are debating the existence of God and the authority of the Bible. Many believe religion may be doomed.

Meanwhile, eleven-year-old Lulu and her seven-year-old brother, Buddy, are visiting their grandmother in the Missouri countryside. On a dark and stormy night, they sneak into the attic workshop of their uncle, a brilliant scientist and inventor, and suddenly find themselves on a harrowing journey through time.

Join Lulu and Buddy on this incredible adventure filled with history, humor, and hair-raising excitement, as they discover the meaning of faith: Beyond the Attic Door.

I received this book from the author for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.


Beyond the Attic Door is a science fiction novel geared for middle grade children who wish to learn more about Christianity. The writing of the book will entice the young readers to engage with story and characters in a way that will keep them reading and hungry for more.

There is action, science, history, and a beautiful explanation of the Christian faith that kids these days just do not get in regular books, and I was very impressed with Tracy’s well explained theology. The kids will be able to understand everything here and can actually improve their knowledge of Christianity through reading it. But aside from the learning aspect, the story itself was wonderful! The setting and characters were well thought out and the scenes that unfolded engaged even me as I flipped through the pages.

I give Beyond the Attic Door a full 5 out of 5 stars and recommend this book to kids under 12; especially those who are home-schooled and wanting to know more about Christianity.

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Rayleigh GrayRayleigh is a Freshman in college with a major in Accounting and long-term goal of being a CPA. She is an avid reader of all genres, and just as much of her time is spent writing as it is reading. She is the Associate Editor and Web Manager for PURSUE Magazine, in addition to posting her monthly articles on their blog. Rayleigh interns for Hartline Literary Agency where she advises authors in the best way to market their books. She is also a Social Media Manager for various businesses.

Her writing pseudonym is Rae Leigh and she is in the process of seeking publication for her Dystopian novella, Program MIRA.

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