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The Wolves Of Willoughby Chase
  • Author : Joan Aiken
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN : 9781409025412
  • Reader Reviews : 47
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • 1832 - a period of English History that never happened. Good King James III is on the throne and the country is ravaged by wolves which have migrated through the newly-opened Channel Tunnel. When Sylvia and Bonnie (both orphans) fall into the hands of evil Miss Slighcarp, they must use all their wits to escape unscathed - for the governess is more cruel and merciless than the wolves that surround the great house of Willoughby Chase.

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    The Wolves of Willoughby Chase
  • Author : Joan Aiken
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781448139897
  • Reader Reviews : 49
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Can you go a little faster? Can you run? Long ago, at a time in history that never happened, England was overrun with wolves. But as Bonnie and her cousin Sylvia discover, real danger often lies closer to home. Their new governess, Miss Slighcarp, doesn't seem at all nice. She shuts Bonnie in a cupboard, fires the faithful servants and sends the cousins far away from Willoughby Chase to a place they will never be found. Can Bonnie and Sylvia outwit the wicked Miss Slighcarp and her network of criminals, forgers and snitches? BACKSTORY: Find out a few things you didn't know about wolves and learn all about the wonderful world of the author.

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    The Wolves of Willoughby Chase
  • Author : Joan Aiken
  • Publisher : Doubleday Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9780553522204
  • Reader Reviews : 49
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Wicked wolves and a grim governess threaten Bonnie and her cousin Sylvia when Bonnie's parents leave Willoughby Chase for a sea voyage. Left in the care of the cruel Miss Slighcarp, the girls can hardly believe what is happening to their once happy home. The servants are dismissed, the furniture is sold, and Bonnie and Sylvia are sent to a prison-like orphan school. It seems as if the endless hours of drudgery will never cease. With the help of Simon the gooseboy and his flock, they escape. But how will they ever get Willoughby Chase free from the clutches of the evil Miss Slighcarp?

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    Black Hearts in Battersea
  • Author : Joan Aiken
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN : 9780547530710
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In this hilarious classic adventure, an innocent boy and his friends must stop a plot to topple the King of England. Simon, the foundling from The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, arrives in London to meet an old friend and pursue the study of painting. Instead he finds himself unwittingly in the middle of a wicked crew’s fiendish caper to overthrow the good King James and the Duke and Duchess of Battersea. With the help of his friend Sophie and the resourceful waif Dido, Simon narrowly escapes a series of madcap close calls and dangerous run-ins. In a time and place where villains do nothing halfway, Simon is faced with wild wolves, poisoned pies, kidnapping, and a wrecked ship. This is a cleverly contrived tale of intrigue and misadventure. Perfect for fans of Lemony Snicket and Roald Dahl “It’s a marvel!” —The New Yorker “A wild yarn, not to be put down once it is started.” —Washington Post “A riot of wildly improbable adventures happening to absurd and loveable characters with Dickensian names in a time that never was . . . Heartrending, hair-raising, rib-tickling, and delightful.” —New York Times

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    Midwinter Nightingale
  • Author : Joan Aiken
  • Publisher : Yearling
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780307538390
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Dido and Simon are in danger in this new addition to the Wolves Chronicles. Dido, back in England from America, is almost instantly kidnapped and taken to a derelict mansion surrounded by a deadly moat. The evil baron residing there, who is also a werewolf, wants desperately to know where King Dick is hidden. For the king is dying, and the evil baron wants to put his own demented son on the throne. Meanwhile Simon is with the ailing king. Not only does King Dick want Simon to paint a portrait of him and his family, but Simon is also next in line for the throne. However, they do need to find the coronet for the ceremony that will crown Simon. Though the coronet is rumored to be in the derelict mansion where Dido is imprisoned, no one can find it. It’s one cliffhanging, hair-raising chapter after another in this tongue-in-cheek, devilishly delicious adventure.

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    Midnight Is a Place
  • Author : Joan Aiken
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN : 9780547561936
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The author of The Wolves of Willoughby Chase presents a darkly humorous adventure starring two troubled orphans in a weird and wild world. Lucas Bell is lonely and miserable at Midnight Court, a vast, brooding house owned by his intolerable guardian, Sir Randolph Grimsby. When a mysterious carriage brings a visitor to the house, Lucas hopes he’s found a friend at last. But the newcomer, Anna Marie, is unfriendly and spoiled—and French. Just when Lucas thinks things can’t get any worse, disastrous circumstances force him and Anna Marie, parentless and penniless, into the dark and unfriendly streets of Blastburn . . . Perfect for fans of Lemony Snicket and Roald Dahl “There is nobody like Joan Aiken for creating chilling nightmares. In . . . Midnight is a Place we have machines which crush children to death, herds of man-eating hogs in subterranean sewers . . . . Aiken writes superbly, with a force, a color, and strength of imagination that one encounters all too rarely today.” —Daily Telegraph (UK) “An abundance of action, suspense, and melodrama . . . there is never a dull moment.” —School Library Journal “Aiken knows how to keep a kid on the edge of his seat.” —Book World “The author proves once again that she writes about children in distress better than anyone since Dickens.” —Time

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    The Stolen Lake
  • Author : Joan Aiken
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 323
  • ISBN : 9780547529899
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In this fantasy adventure, a young girl visits a land where birds carry off men, fish eat human flesh, and she must rescue a pilfered lake. Readers who have followed Dido Twite’s escapades in Black Hearts in Battersea and Nightbirds on Nantucket will welcome her return in her wildest escapade yet. Now back in print, The Cuckoo Tree and The Stolen Lake continue the Wolves Chronicles, the exhilarating and imaginative series that stemmed from Joan Aiken’s classic The Wolves of Willoughby Chase. A dazzling piece of dramatic, snowballing adventure, The Stolen Lake is full of fantastical details: revolving palaces, witches who are also court dressmakers, an apocalyptic volcanic eruption, and an infernal country with a noticeable lack of female children. On her way back to London aboard the British man-of-war Thrush, twelve-year-old Dido Twite finds herself and the crew summoned to the aid of the tyrannical queen of New Cumbria. A neighboring king has stolen the queen’s lake and is holding it for ransom, and it’s up to Dido and the crew to face fire, flood, execution, and wild beasts to get the lake back—or else. Perfect for fans of Lemony Snicket and Roald Dahl “Aiken lures us into historical fantasy . . . our interest never slows.” —School Library Journal “The adventure Miss Aiken has dished up . . . in The Stolen Lake is zanier and more devilishly fiendish than ever.” —New York Times

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    Night Birds On Nantucket
  • Author : Joan Aiken
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781409024682
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Shipwrecked Dido Twite, picked up by a whaling ship, finds herself many miles from home and facing deep troubles. Sinister Miss Slighcarp, the governess from Willoughby Chase, makes a reappearance, this time is cahoots with Hanoverian plotters who have a dastardly plan in mind.

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    The Wolves of Willoughby Chase
  • Author : Joan Aiken
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9780141362663
  • Reader Reviews : 47
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A beautiful new paperback edition, featuring a delightful new Afterword by Lizza Aiken - Joan Aiken's daughter - on how the story came to be written, plus fascinating material from the author's archive to celebrate the 60th anniversary of this wild, evocative and timeless fantasy. A fast-paced Dickensian adventure set in an alternative 19th Century England - with wolves! In a period of English History that never happened, when Good King James III is on the throne, and the whole country is ravaged by wolves which have migrated through the newly-opened Channel Tunnel. Young orphans Bonnie and Sylvia fall into the hands of evil Miss Slighcarp, they need all their wits - and the help of Simon the goose-boy - to escape unscathed, for the governess is more cruel and merciless than the wolves that surround the great house of Willoughby Chase. Illustrated by Pat Marriot and filled with brilliantly-drawn Dickensian characters The Wolves of Willoughby Chase makes an excellent choice for confident pre-teen readers who like a strong plot and good characterisation. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase often appears on lists of the best books for children such as The Telegraph's Top 100 Best Children's Books and the BBC's 100 Books to Read before You're Fourteen.

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    Dangerous Games
  • Author : Joan Aiken
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 219
  • ISBN : 9781504018821
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Dido Twite, with the help of some sacred shaman healers, must foil a sinister plot to overthrow the king of a remote South Sea island healers Sailing the high seas in pursuit of Lord Herodsfoot, roving ambassador to the ageing King James III, Dido Twite’s search has led her to the remote South Sea island of Aratu. She arrives with a new friend she made en route, the enigmatic Dr. Talisman, who is returning to the isle after many years. Soon they discover that there’s something even more dangerous in the ancient rain forest than its poisonous pearl snakes, sting monkeys, and 30-foot-long crocodiles. Dido and Talisman are confronted by the Angrian invaders, who drove the Dilendi natives from their home 400 years earlier. Luckily, Dido befriends the gentle Forest People, who can heal with their magical touch. When she learns about a plot to overthrow the island’s suffering king, Dido enlists the Forest People to help her thwart the scheme, save the monarch, and reunite him with his long-lost daughter. Dangerous Games is the 5th book in the award-winning Wolves Chronicles, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order. This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Joan Aiken including rare images from the author’s estate.

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    The Witch of Clatteringshaws
  • Author : Joan Aiken
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9780804150897
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Dido Twite’s sharp wits are put to the test in this new adventure in the Wolves Chronicles. After King Richard dies, Dido’s good pal Simon is put on the English throne, but he hates being cooped up in drafty St. James Palace, and his crusty old advisors won’t let him have any fun at all. If only another descendent of the king could be found, Simon would gladly be replaced. Never short a solution, Dido discovers a lead to another member of the royal line. But no one knows exactly who—or where—the child is. The masterful storyteller Joan Aiken once again invites readers into a spellbinding world of magic, mystery, and mayhem—with a dose of “proper” English hilarity, of course.

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    Dido and Pa
  • Author : Joan Aiken
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN : 9780547562384
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A teenage adventurer gets wrapped up in her father’s dastardly schemes in this children’s novel by the author of The Wolves of Willoughby Chase. Dido Twite is finally back in London and reunited with her old friend Simon, now the Duke of Battersea and a favorite of King Richard. But no sooner does Dido start to settle in than her rascally father, Abednago, appears and drags her off into the night. Soon Dido finds herself caught in the midst of another dastardly conspiracy: a Hanoverian plot involving a mysterious double for the king, the miraculous healing powers of music, and a spy network made up of abandoned street children called lollpoops. Meanwhile, out in the forest, starving wolves are closing in on the city . . . Dido and Pa is the seventh book in the award-winning Wolves Chronicles, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

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    A Necklace of Raindrops
  • Author : Joan Aiken
  • Publisher : Yearling
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 9780307558534
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Here are eight gloriously imaginative stories for eight satisfying sessions of bedtime reading. There’s a flying apple pie, a cat that’s bigger than an elephant, a house that lays an egg, storybook animals that leap out of their books at night, and a wealth of other wonderful characters and ideas, all with the colorful, dreamlike quality of the very best fairy tales. Joan Aiken’s delicious prose is a joy to read aloud to very young listeners yet simple enough for the independent reader to savor on his or her own. Kevin Hawkes’s illustrations–nearly 60 of them–capture with great flair and fun the magical adventures and the triumph of the good over the bad.

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    How to Lead a Life of Crime
  • Author : Kirsten Miller
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN : 9781101604113
  • Reader Reviews : 13
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • A meth dealer. A prostitute. A serial killer. Anywhere else, they’d be vermin. At the Mandel Academy, they’re called prodigies. The most exclusive school in New York City has been training young criminals for over a century. Only the most ruthless students are allowed to graduate. The rest disappear. Flick, a teenage pickpocket, has risen to the top of his class. But then Mandel recruits a fierce new competitor who also happens to be Flick’s old flame. They’ve been told only one of them will make it out of the Mandel Academy. Will they find a way to save each other—or will the school destroy them both?

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    The Whipping Boy
  • Author : Sid Fleischman
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 100
  • ISBN : 9780060521226
  • Reader Reviews : 18
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A Prince and a Pauper Jemmy, once a poor boy living on the streets, now lives in a castle. As the whipping boy, he bears the punishment when Prince Brat misbehaves, for it is forbidden to spank, thrash, or whack the heir to the throne. The two boys have nothing in common and even less reason to like one another. But when they find themselves taken hostage after running away, they are left with no choice but to trust each other.

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    The Cuckoo Tree
  • Author : Joan Aiken
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : UOM:39015011320770
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • As the result of an accident a young girl is faced with the responsibility of foiling a Hanoverian plot to put St. Paul's Cathedral on rollers and roll it into the River Thames during the coronation of James IV.

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    The Serial Garden
  • Author : Joan Aiken
  • Publisher : Virago
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN : 9780349005867
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • 'I wish we'll have two children called Mark and Harriet. And I hope lots of interesting and unusual things will happen to them. It would be nice if they had a fairy godmother, for instance. And a phoenix or something out of the ordinary for a pet. We could have a special day for interesting and unusual things to happen - say, Mondays. But not always Mondays, and not only Mondays, or that would get a bit dull' As a result of their mother's honeymoon wish, Mark and Harriet Armitage have a fairy godmother, a pet unicorn, and are prepared for anything life can throw at them (especially, but not always, on a Monday): hatching griffins in the airing cupboard, Latin lessons with a ghost, furious Furies on the doorstep, and an enchanted garden locked inside a cereal packet. Life with the Armitages can be magical, funny, terrifying - but never, ever dull.

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    Shadows & Moonshine
  • Author : Joan Aiken
  • Publisher : David R. Godine Publisher
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN : 1567921671
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Royals, witches, enchanted pigs, mermaids, wolves, and mortals star in thirteen stories gleaned from a trio of the author's earlier collections.

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    Go Saddle The Sea
  • Author : Joan Aiken
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780547586724
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Felix Brooke, the orphaned son of an English soldier and an aristocratic Spanish mother, has been raised in the strict, loveless household of his grandfather in Villaverde, Spain. When Felix gains possession of a letter that contains a clue to the whereabouts of his father’s family, he gladly runs away form home to pursue the trail. His journey from Spain to far-off England begins the adventure of a lifetime.

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    Limbo Lodge
  • Author : Joan Aiken
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781409024743
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Dido Twite is aboard the Thrush, trying to return to England after her adventures in America. But orders have been sent to find Lord Herodsfoot, said to be on Aratu, the Pacific 'Island of the Pearl Snakes'. Snakes are the least of Dido's worries as she and her companions struggle through the jungle. On Aratu she is helped by spirit magic but also meets settlers who will stop at nothing to achieve their ends. And what is this strange royal residence called Limbo Lodge?

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    The Wild Way Home
  • Author : Sophie Kirtley
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781526616272
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • 'So good I read it twice' - Hilary McKay, author of The Skylarks' War 'This thrilling time-slip adventure oozes magic and heart' - Bookseller EDITOR'S CHOICE When Charlie's longed-for brother is born with a serious heart condition, Charlie's world is turned upside down. Upset and afraid, Charlie flees the hospital and makes for the ancient forest on the edge of town. There Charlie finds a boy floating face-down in the stream, injured, but alive. But when Charlie sets off back to the hospital to fetch help, it seems the forest has changed. It's become a place as strange and wild as the boy dressed in deerskins. For Charlie has unwittingly fled into the Stone Age, with no way to help the boy or return to the present day. Or is there? What follows is a wild, big-hearted adventure as Charlie and the Stone Age boy set out together to find what they have lost – their courage, their hope, their family and their way home. Fans of Piers Torday and Stig of the Dump will love this wild, wise and heartfelt debut adventure.

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    Tom's Midnight Garden
  • Author : Philippa Pearce
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN : 0192717774
  • Reader Reviews : 33
  • Genre : Children's stories
  • "Tom is not prepared for what is about to happen when he hears the grandfather clock strike thirteen. Outside the back door is a garden, which everyone tells him does not exist."--Page 4 de la couverture.

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    Whispering Mountain
  • Author : Joan Aiken
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 0141368756
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Books
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    Max's Chocolate Chicken
  • Author : Rosemary Wells
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 34
  • ISBN : 9780140566727
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • All Max wants to do is eat the chocolate chicken that someone left in the birdbath one fine spring morning. But "wait, Max," his sister Ruby says, "First we go on an egg hunt." Max does his best to play along, but when Ruby finds all the eggs-and he finds only ants and acorns-he shows her what can happen when you put all your eggs in one basket!

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    Notes From The Midnight Driver
  • Author : Jordan Sonnenblick
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780545231893
  • Reader Reviews : 25
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Just when you thought you had it all figured out . . . "Alex Peter Gregory, you are a moron!" Laurie slammed her palms down on my desk and stomped her foot. I get a lot of that.One car crash.One measly little car crash. And suddenly, I'm some kind of convicted felon.My parents are getting divorced, my dad is shacking up with my third-grade teacher, I might be in love with a girl who could kill me with one finger, and now I'm sentenced to babysit some insane old guy.What else could possibly go wrong?This is the story of Alex Gregory, his guitar, his best gal pal Laurie, and the friendship of a lifetime that he never would have expected.

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    The Wolves of Willoughby Chase
  • Author : Joan Aiken
  • Publisher : Turtleback Books
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 0808559834
  • Reader Reviews : 47
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Three children become involved in a series of adventures when left under the care of a detestable governess in a rural English manor.

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    Cold Shoulder Road
  • Author : Joan Aiken
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781409024866
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Arun returns to his mother's house on Cold Shoulder Road, only to find it deserted and flood-ravaged. Some say she's run off with a Silent Sect, other whisper that she's a witch, and Mrs Boles mutters fearfully about the Emjee and the Handsel child, but dares say no more. With the help of his indomitable cousin, Is Twite, Arun sets off in search of Admiral Fishkin - their only key to discovering the real truth, whatever it may be...

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    Is Underground
  • Author : Joan Aiken
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN : 9781504018784
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The children of London are disappearing—can Is solve the mystery before she vanishes too? Is Twite, younger sister of the daring Dido, is on a desperate mission. An uncle she never knew just showed up at the cottage she shares with her sister Penny. He is being pursued by ravening wolves, and before he dies, the uncle begs her to find his missing son—Is’s cousin, Arun. The quest takes Is to London—a city mysteriously devoid of children, including the king’s only son and heir. Is soon finds herself aboard the Playland Express, a secret midnight train that leaves town once a month, just before the new moon. The kids aboard believe they’re headed to a far-off kingdom filled with fun and games. In reality, Playland is a freezing underground city ruled by the greedy “Gold Kingy,” who has lured the youngsters there under false pretenses. His real objective is to put them to work in the coal mines. But the worst is yet to come: Gold Kingy is none other than Is’s other uncle Roy! Now it’s up to Is to avoid a terrible fate and use her wits, ingenuity, and powers of telepathic communication to free the children. Is Underground is the 8th book in the award-winning Wolves Chronicles, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order. This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Joan Aiken including rare images from the author’s estate.

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    The Kingdom Under the Sea and Other Stories
  • Author : Joan Aiken
  • Publisher : Puffin
  • Pages : 103
  • ISBN : 0140306412
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • A collection of eleven fairy tales from eastern Europe and the Soviet Union retold by a noted English author.

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    The Kitchen Warriors
  • Author : Joan Aiken
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 9781504020947
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A secret village of elves living in the cupboard must fend off vacuum witches and deep-freeze trolls in the battles of the kitchen wars The people who live in the house have no idea that an entire village of elves resides in their china cupboard, behind the soup bowls and bread-and-butter plates. And when the humans start their spring-cleaning by taking everything out of the cabinets, the king elf’s crown disappears. Now the elven community is in a terrible state, and the only way to save the realm is to find what their ruler has lost. Luckily Prince Coriander has returned, after years of training at the elf school, to hunt down the crown. But the kitchen holds hidden dangers—Fendire, the infrared dragon who lurks behind the gas burners; deep-freeze trolls who can swallow an elf in a single mouthful; very scary kelpies in the dishwasher; and the great cat Mistigris. The prince soon finds himself battling a furnace dragon, retrieving his mother’s ring from the bottom of the dishwasher, and rescuing a nixie girl who lives in the kitchen sink—all while racing to discover who will become the new king of the elves! This ebook features illustrations by Jo Worth and a personal history of Joan Aiken including rare images from the author’s estate.

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    The Cuckoo Tree
  • Author : Joan Aiken
  • Publisher : Yearling
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 0440400465
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • When Dido Twite sets foot back on English soil, more mischief awaits. As her friend Captain Hughes recovers from a carriage accident, Dido stays at the Dogkennel Cottages and meets the odd inhabitants of Tegleaze Manor: strange old Lady Tegleaze, her nephew, Tobit, and his wizened, witchy nurse, Sannie. Soon suspicious things happen. A priceless miniature is stolen. Tobit is framed and then kidnapped. A twin sister is found. And when Dido catches a glimpse of her rascally father in Petworth, she is sure she's in the midst of another Hanoverian plot. Can she get to London to warn the king and save St. Paul's Cathedral from sliding into the Thames?

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    The Cockatrice Boys
  • Author : Joan Aiken
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781466865099
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • What does a cockatrice enjoy most for dinner? Anyone it can find. So the alarmed inhabitants of England discover when a plague of monsters--known as cockatrices--invade their country and begin gobbling them up. They must be stopped! A plucky band of survivors dubbed the Cockatrice Corps--including youngsters Dakin and Sauna--decide to fight back. But how? A rollicking adventure filled with breathtaking twists and turns, The Cockatrice Boys is Joan Aiken at her comic best. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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    Sword of Bone
  • Author : Anthony Rhodes
  • Publisher : Imperial War Museum Wartime Classics
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1912423383
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • In September 1939, shortly after war is declared, Anthony Rhodes is sent to France, serving with the British Army. In the spring of 1940, the men are ordered to retreat to the coast and the beaches of Dunkirk, where they face a desperate and terrifying wait for evacuation.

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    The Kingdom and the Cave
  • Author : Joan Aiken
  • Publisher : Virago
  • Pages : 95
  • ISBN : 9780349005881
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • 'The Under People. They live in a huge Cave. They are thought to be boring upwards. Giant worms and flying ants. Underground magic.' Mickle, the palace cat, knows something is wrong. He can feel it in his whiskers. Then he finds scribbled notes revealing that the kingdom in danger. (Yes, of course he can read. And speak - when he chooses to!) Mickle can't trust the King and Queen with his mission, so he approaches Prince Michael and together, with the wise old mare Minerva, they set out on a perilous search to find the sinister Under People before they can invade Astalon.

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    What Is the Story of Alice in Wonderland?
  • Author : Dana M. Rau,Who HQ
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 9781524791780
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Who HQ brings you the stories behind the most beloved characters of our time. Find out how Alice in Wonderland became a children's classic. Published in 1865 by British author Lewis Carroll, this fantasy adventure story introduced the world to Alice and introduced Alice to some very strange but beloved creatures, including The White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter, and The Queen of Hearts. This silly tale that started out as a collection of stories written for one little girl became so popular that even Queen Victoria, the British monarch, couldn't put it down! Lewis Carroll, whose real name was Charles L. Dodgson, went on to write several sequels and other books, but Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Alice through the Looking-Glass are by far his most famous stories. Author Dana Meachen Rau takes readers through the book's history--from Carroll's initial inspiration--Alice Liddell--all the way to the movies, plays, and other adaptations that are entertaining fans today.

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    The Prophet of Yonwood
  • Author : Jeanne DuPrau
  • Publisher : Yearling
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN : 9780440421245
  • Reader Reviews : 36
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Before there was Ember…there was Yonwood. Discover the prophecy that started it all in this prequel to the The City of Ember—a modern-day classic with over 4 MILLION copies sold! Nickie will grow up to be one of the first citizens of the city of Ember. But for now, she is a girl who has just moved to the town of Yonwood. There, she discovers a place full of suspicion, where one citizen’s visions of fire and destruction have turned everyone against each other. Eager to take her mind off her father’s absence as he works on a mysterious government project, Nickie reads her great-grandfather’s peculiar journals, spies on a reclusive neighbor who studies the heavens, and meets a strange boy who is fascinated with snakes— all while keeping an eye out for trouble. But is it already too late to avoid a devastating war? Praise for the City of Ember books: Nominated to 28 State Award Lists! An American Library Association Notable Children’s Book A New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing Selection A Kirkus Reviews Editors’ Choice A Child Magazine Best Children’s Book A Mark Twain Award Winner A William Allen White Children’s Book Award Winner “A realistic post-apocalyptic world. DuPrau’s book leaves Doon and Lina on the verge of undiscovered country and readers wanting more.” —USA Today “An electric debut.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred “While Ember is colorless and dark, the book itself is rich with description.” —VOYA, Starred “A harrowing journey into the unknown, and cryptic messages for readers to decipher.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred

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    The Whispering Mountain
  • Author : Joan Aiken
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN : 0765342413
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • With the help of some unusual friends, a young boy named Owen tries to restore the Golden Harp of Teirtu to its rightful owner and prevent it from falling into the evil clutches of the sinister Lord Mayln. Reprint.