Wheelers Books
Refine By
Publication Date
Fiction / Non-Fiction
    Age
      Format
        Extended Format
        Show Large Print:
        Category
          Publication Country
            Latest Additions
            Language
              Price
              -

              Books by Joan Aiken

              Stock Availability: Sort by: View:

              Total 47 jump to: go ‹ previous...2345next ›
              Cold Shoulder Road
                

              Cold Shoulder Road (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Aiken, Joan

              • RRP: $40.99
              • $34.40
              • Save $6.59
              • No availability locally

              Is Twite and her cousin, Arun, use their telepathic gifts to find Arun's missing mother in this gripping adventure set in an alternate British kingdom When Is Twite and her cousin, Arun, return to Cold Shoulder Road in Folkestone after their astonishing adventures in the North, t...he town is deserted and Arun's mother is missing. Some say she took off with the sect Arun was raised in before he ran away. Known as the Silent Folk, members of the group are not allowed to talk and must communicate through sign language. But there are others who insist that Ruth Twite is a witch. To make matters worse, Is's sister Penny has also vanished, along with the mute Handsel child. The only clue to all of their whereabouts is an elusive stranger called Admiral Fishskin. When Is and Arun finally track down the cult, Arun discovers that they have new leader. Evil, charismatic Dominic de la Twite plays dangerous mind games and is able to block telepathic communication between Is and Arun. The cousins also find themselves up against a band of smugglers called the Merry Gentry that is using hidden tunnels beneath the city to search for buried treasure. With its sprawling cast of Dickensian characters and imaginative historical and social setting, this gripping adventure will delight existing fans of the Wolves Chronicles and new readers alike. Cold Shoulder Road is the 9th 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. A fast-paced story [for] those who enjoy sophisticated storytelling, inventive adventure, and distinctive characters. -Library Journal An adventurous yarn filled with humor, chills, and melodrama. -Booklist Joan Aiken (1924-2004) was an English writer best known for her children's literature. She wrote 92 novels, including 27 for adults, as well as plays, poems, and short stories. Aiken was born in East Sussex,
              Read more

              ISBN 9781504027632
              Released NZ 1 Dec 2015
              Publisher Open Road Media Teen & Tween
              Interest Age 9-12 years
              Series Wolves Chronicles
              Availability
              Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
              View details for this title
              Tale of a One Way Street
                

              Tale of a One Way Street (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Aiken, Joan; Read by Asher, Jane

              • RRP: $41.99
              • $41.99
              • Not Yet Available

              We are taken to peculiar lands where all the magical things that only seem to happen in dreams really do happen. We meet strange creatures by going the wrong way up a one-way street. We learn about what a peculiar muddle your presents can get into when your birthday cake is baked... with a wishing spoon. And if you manage to save the king of grasshoppers from drowning in your soup, what wonderful rewards may come your way! A magical collection of short stories from bestselling author Joan Aiken.
              Read more

              ISBN 9781491571712
              Released NZ 21 Oct 2014
              Publisher Brilliance Audio
              Interest Age Children
              Availability
              Showing not yet available from supplier. Ships once released.
              View details for this title
              A Foot in the Grave
                

              A Foot in the Grave (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Aiken, Joan; Read by Fairman, Denica

              • RRP: $41.99
              • $41.99
              • Not Yet Available

              A truly creepy band of ghosts has been conjured up in this unusual and compelling collection of tales. In New York, Zia Tisna's weird dolls keep watch over a pair of young lovers, while out of the River Thames crawls a ghost baby to torment Janet. Cousin Cherry falls victim to Mr...s. Wildeve's gale-force powers, and Uncle Avvie returns from the Dismal Swamp with a bag full of something sinister.... More strange and spooky stories from bestselling author Joan Aiken.
              Read more

              ISBN 9781491570548
              Released NZ 21 Oct 2014
              Publisher Brilliance Audio
              Interest Age Children
              Availability
              Showing not yet available from supplier. Ships once released.
              View details for this title
              The Kitchen Warriors
                

              The Kitchen Warriors (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Aiken, Joan; Read by Skipper, Susan

              • RRP: $41.99
              • $41.99
              • Not Yet Available

              Everybody in the elves? village was in a terrible state of worry and confusion, dashing hither and thither. And all because the King of the Elves had lost his crown. THEY?the people who live in the house?had been spring-cleaning, and had taken everything out of the china-cupboard... where the elves? village is. That, said the King, was when the crown was lost. The kitchen is also the home of Fendire, the infra-red dragon; the deep-freeze trolls; the slimy kelpies in the dishwasher; Norn of the broom-cupboard; and the Vacuum Witch in the Utility Desert. All these provide dangerous adventures for Young Prince Coriander, who returns to hunt for the precious crown.
              Read more

              ISBN 9781491570913
              Released NZ 21 Oct 2014
              Publisher Brilliance Audio
              Interest Age Children
              Availability
              Showing not yet available from supplier. Ships once released.
              View details for this title
              Is Underground
                

              Is Underground (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Aiken, Joan

              • RRP: $40.99
              • $34.40
              • Save $6.59
              • No availability locally

              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 ravenin...g 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. Intricate . . . Rich with suspense, incisively drawn characters, and imaginative detail. -Kirkus Reviews Rip-roaring adventure . . . Just the sort of serious and thrilling fare young readers crave. -Publishers Weekly, starred review Joan Aiken (1924-2004) was an English writer best known for her children's literature. She wrote 92 novels, including 27 for adults, as well as plays, poems, and short stories. Aiken was born in East Sussex, England. Her father, Conrad Aiken, was a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. She began writing at a young age, publishing her first short story when she was 17 years old. Before writing full-time, Aiken worked at
              Read more

              ISBN 9781504027618
              Released NZ 1 Dec 2015
              Publisher Open Road Media Teen & Tween
              Interest Age 9-12 years
              Series Wolves Chronicles
              Availability
              Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
              View details for this title
              Midnight Is a Place
               

              Midnight Is a Place (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Aiken, Joan

              • RRP: $37.99
              • $33.51
              • Save $4.48
              • In Stock US

              Two orphaned children struggle to survive on their own in 19th century England. By the author of The Wolves of Willoughby Chase.

              ISBN 9780618196258
              Released NZ 28 Oct 2002
              Publisher Houghton Mifflin
              Interest Age 10-12 years
              Series Wolves Chronicles (Paperback)
              Availability
              Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
              View details for this title
              The Teeth of the Gale
               

              The Teeth of the Gale (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Aiken, Joan

              • RRP: $44.50
              • $39.90
              • Save $4.60
              • In Stock US

              Now eighteen, Felix sets out across the mountains of Spain to rescue three children kidnapped by their father. Along the way, he hopes to see his true love, Juana, who has entered a convent. But his rescue party is being followed, and Felix fears he and the children are being led... into a trap.
              Read more

              ISBN 9780152060701
              Released NZ 1 May 2007
              Publisher Houghton Mifflin
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Availability
              Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
              View details for this title
              Black Hearts in Battersea
               

              Black Hearts in Battersea (Paperback)

              By Aiken, Joan

              • RRP: $19.50
              • $16.28
              • Save $3.22
              • In Stock US

              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 Ba...ttersea. 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.
              Read more

              ISBN 9780395971284
              Released NZ 1 Mar 2001
              Publisher Houghton Mifflin
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Availability
              Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
              View details for this title
              The Wolves of Willoughby Chase
                

              The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Aiken, Joan; Illustrated by Marriott, Pat

              • RRP: $15.50
              • $12.66
              • Save $2.84
              • In Stock US

              Bonnie Green and her cousin Sylvia come under the power of a wicked governess when Bonnie's parents leave on a sea voyage.

              ISBN 9780440496038
              Released NZ 20 May 2012
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age 9-12 years
              Series Wolves Chronicles (Paperback)
              Availability
              Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
              View details for this title
              Bridle the Wind
               

              Bridle the Wind (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Aiken, Joan

              • RRP: $51.50
              • $46.12
              • Save $5.38
              • In Stock US

              The second book in an adventure trilogy set in the early nineteenth century

              ISBN 9780152060589
              Released NZ 1 May 2007
              Publisher Houghton Mifflin
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Availability
              Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
              View details for this title
              Total 47 jump to: go ‹ previous...2345next ›