There she meets the famous painter Degas and catches a brief, shocking glimpse of her mother -- who's been missing for several months. Mira begins to suspect that her Mom didn't run out on them, but has become a prisoner of the temporal vortex. Can one family, during the course of four books and one incredible worldwide adventure, stop a plot in time? This new illustrated diary series weaves together action, adventure, time- travel, history, and family drama. It's Dork Diaries meets 39 Clues.