When I was a child, my teacher read fifteen minutes of a book to the class every day. In the middle of the best book he ever read to us, I was taken out of school and never got to hear the end. For the last fifty years I have been trying to find it, but do not know what the title was. I seem to have some kind of emotional attachment to it.
The book starts off with an old reclusive man putting an ad into a newspaper saying he had a seat available on his rocket ship and was looking for someone to go with him on a journey.
Some of the titles of the books he read to us were A Wrinkle in Time, and The Hobbit, so I think it would be along those lines? I am desperately trying to finish the book before I die, which is not far off. If anyone can help me, I would be so very grateful….