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The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (Paperback)

By Aiken, Joan

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When Good King James III was on the throne and the frozen North Country was full of wolves, a little girl called Bonnie was waiting at dusk for her orphan cousin Sylvia to come from London to keep her company, and for the arrival of her new guardian who is in charge when her pare... read full description below.

ISBN 9780141362663
Barcode 9780141362663
Published 21 October 2015 by Penguin
Format Paperback
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Series Wolves of Willoughby Chase (part: 4)
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ISBN-13 9780141362663
ISBN-10 0141362669
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin
Publication Date 21 October 2015
International Publication Date 2 July 2015
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Aiken, Joan
Series Wolves of Willoughby Chase (part: 4)
Category Classic Fiction (Pub. < 1900)
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 17mm
Weight 191g
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 613109

Description of this Book

Set in 1832, at a time in English history that never happened, when Good King James III was on the throne and the frozen North Country was full of wolves, a little girl called Bonnie was waiting at dusk for her orphan cousin Sylvia to come from London to keep her company, and for the arrival of her new guardian who is in charge when her parents go abroad. The guardian Miss Slighcarp turns out to be as wicked as the wolves that roam outside. She shuts Bonnie in a cupboard, put some orphans in the dungeons and dismisses all the kind servants. And then she sends Bonnie and Sylvia far away where they would never be found in order to steal their home, but she doesn't know how clever and resourceful the little girls are.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A wild and evocative fantasy, stylishly told, with a tremendous romantic appeal Observer Altogether an invigorating book, in which the wit and nonsense make such a sparkling fizz together that it is hard to tell one from the other Times Educational Supplement One genuine small masterpiece. Almost a copy-book lesson in those virtues that a classic children's book must possess Time magazine Joan Aiken is a marvel -- Philip Pullman The Guardian
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Joan Delano Aiken MBE was an English writer specialising in supernatural fiction and children's alternate history novels. In 1999 she was awarded an MBE for her services to children's literature.

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