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The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (Paperback)

By Aiken, Joan

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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. Can Bonnie and Sylvia outwit the wicked Miss Sl... read full description below.

ISBN 9780099572879
Barcode 9780099572879
Published 1 August 2012 by Vintage
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780099572879
ISBN-10 0099572877
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage Children's Classics
Publication Date 1 August 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Aiken, Joan
Category Adventure Stories
Fantasy & Magical Realism
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 188mm
Spine: 16mm
Weight 172g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code 443711

Description of this Book

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?

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A writer of wild humour. - Oxford Companion to Children's Literature
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Joan Aiken was born in Sussex in 1924. She was the daughter of the American poet, Conrad Aiken; her sister, Jane Aiken Hodge, is also a novelist. Before joining the 'family business' herself, Joan had a variety of jobs, including working for the BBC, the United Nations Information Centre and then as features editor for a short story magazine. Her first children's novel, The Kingdom of the Cave, was published in 1960. Joan Aiken wrote over a hundred books for young readers and adults and is recognized as one of the classic authors of the twentieth century. Amanda Craig, writing in The Times, said, 'She was a consummate story-teller, one that each generation discovers anew.' Her best-known books are those in the James III saga, of which The Wolves of Willoughby Chase was the first title, published in 1962 and awarded the Lewis Carroll prize. Both that and Black Hearts in Battersea have been filmed. Her books are internationally acclaimed and she received the Edgar Allan Poe Award in the United States as well as the Guardian Award for Fiction in this country for The Whispering Mountain.Joan Aiken was decorated with an MBE for her services to children's books. She died in 2004.

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