Life is pretty humdrum for the Hall family of small-town Concord, Massachusetts — that is, until a mysterious wooden crate arrives on their doorstep. Inside, Eddy Hall finds an old-fashioned bicycle with a basket, not exactly a cool ride to school in his teenage eyes. However, Eddy soon discovers the bike's unbelievable secret as he travels back (and forward) in time. Where will the Time Bike take Eddy? To see what perils next week holds? To visit the shining star of Concord, Henry David Thoreau? Hold on, readers, it's sure to be a wild and adventurous ride!