The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

Download or Read eBook The Wolves of Willoughby Chase PDF written by Joan Aiken and published by Doubleday Books for Young Readers. This book was released on 2014-08-27 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

Book Synopsis The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by : Joan Aiken

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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  • Publisher – Doubleday Books for Young Readers
  • Total Pages – 192
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780553522204
  • ISBN-13 – 0553522205

The Wolves Of Willoughby Chase

Download or Read eBook The Wolves Of Willoughby Chase PDF written by Joan Aiken and published by Random House. This book was released on 2012-12-31 with total page 194 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Wolves Of Willoughby Chase

Book Synopsis The Wolves Of Willoughby Chase by : Joan Aiken

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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  • Publisher – Random House
  • Total Pages – 194
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781409025412
  • ISBN-13 – 1409025411

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

Download or Read eBook The Wolves of Willoughby Chase PDF written by Joan Aiken and published by Random House. This book was released on 2012-08-02 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

Book Synopsis The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by : Joan Aiken

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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  • Publisher – Random House
  • Total Pages – 260
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781448139897
  • ISBN-13 – 1448139899

Black Hearts in Battersea

Download or Read eBook Black Hearts in Battersea PDF written by Joan Aiken and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 1999-10-25 with total page 243 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Black Hearts in Battersea

Book Synopsis Black Hearts in Battersea by : Joan Aiken

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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  • Publisher – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Total Pages – 243
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780547530710
  • ISBN-13 – 0547530714

The Stolen Lake

Download or Read eBook The Stolen Lake PDF written by Joan Aiken and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2000-09-25 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Stolen Lake

Book Synopsis The Stolen Lake by : Joan Aiken

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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  • Publisher – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Total Pages – 324
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780547529899
  • ISBN-13 – 0547529899