A novella following New York cat burglar Nathaniel Trillion on the run for a crime he did commit, but in retrospect shouldn't have. Having spent the last six months hiding in a no-name backwater town in Middle America he discovers that his partner Gene has run up considerable gambling debt to a criminal gang calling themselves the Circus. To clear the debt Trillion reluctantly agrees to use his skills for one job for the Circus: steal a mysterious case that is being held by the Police Force. His fear isn't of the psychopaths in the Circus but of word getting back to Manhattan about the local cat burglar who just turned up, and when Gene's run of bad luck spills into their work their problems are only getting worse.
"You drop your line in the lake and wait quietly. Soon you feel a tug. Do you have what it takes to reel in your big catch? Now is your chance to learn what you need to know about freshwater fishing history, gear, techniques, safety, and more."
Katie wakes up from another nightmare. This time she was buried alive! She goes to school with jittery nerves because the last time she had a bad dream, things quickly got way too real for comfort.
Katie's Michigan history class starts out normally enough, despite the appearance of a mysterious new student, Zach. Before Katie can figure out if Zach is hiding fur and fangs, she and her friends, including Zach, are jerked back in time once again. They're deposited beside the Hopewell Burial Mound, one of the sacred sites of Michigan's famous ancient mound builders. An accident brings Katie face-to-face, or dirt-to-face, with her burial nightmare.
The magical pen that has the power to lead them home starts malfunctioning, sending them on a whirlwind tour of Michigan's Native American tribes: Ottawas, Ojibwas, and Hurons. Katie is becoming more suspicious of the mysterious Zach, who just might be able to transform into a wolf. The kids are tired, hungry, and cold. If the pen can't be fixed, how will they ever find their way home? When you're trapped in a Michigan history nightmare, school never looked so good!It is recommended that the Michigan History Nightmares Series be read in sequential order.Dream sequences are written in italics.