The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

Wicked wolves and a grim governess threaten Bonnie and her cousin Sylvia when Bonnie's parents leave Willoughby Chase for a sea voyage.

Author: Joan Aiken

Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780553522204

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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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?
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Whispering Mountain Prequel to the Wolves Chronicles series

The Whispering Mountain  Prequel to the Wolves Chronicles series

In THE WHISPERING MOUNTAIN by Joan Aiken, the small town of Pennygaff, the legendary Harp of Teirtu is found - and lost again.

Author: Joan Aiken

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141375540

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 533

Prize winning WOLVES CHRONICLES PREQUEL reissued in A Puffin Book - All 12 Wolves books now in print for the first time ever. In THE WHISPERING MOUNTAIN by Joan Aiken, the small town of Pennygaff, the legendary Harp of Teirtu is found - and lost again. For young Owen Hughes and his friend Arabis, it is the start of a hair-raising race to save the harp from sinister Lord Malyn. As they struggle to keep it out of his hands, they are plunged into a wild adventure involving murder, kidnapping, underground worlds, savage beasts, floods, avalanche, the mysterious children of the Pit - and above all, a man who will stop at nothing to get the harp back again. Winner of the 1969 Guardian Fiction Award.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

A Necklace of Raindrops

A Necklace of Raindrops

" Here are eight gloriously imaginative stories for eight satisfying sessions of bedtime reading.

Author: Joan Aiken

Publisher:

ISBN: 0224083805

Category: Children's stories

Page: 106

View: 153

" The cat sat on the mat. Lots of cats do that, everybody knows. And nothing strange comes of it. But once a cat sat on a mat and something strange did come of it. In Joan Aiken s classic story collection, the strange often happens, and with fantastic consequences... Characters spring out of their books and chase around the room, cats grow bigger than elephants, and houses on legs lay eggs. Buses live on clouds, patchwork quilts become flying carpets, and pies float away when they have a corner of sky baked into them The magical meets the everyday in these much-loved modern fairytales, now in a beautiful new edition with Jan Pienkowski s original silhouette illustrations."
Categories: Children's stories

The Gift Giving Favourite Stories

The Gift Giving  Favourite Stories

These stories showcase Aiken's unique talents - the way she mixed magic and myth with humour to create a kind of modern fairytale. Her stories will appeal to readers of all ages for many years to come.

Author: Joan Aiken

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780349005904

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 769

'Joan Aiken's invention seemed inexhaustible, her high spirits a blessing, her sheer storytelling zest a phenomenon. She was a literary treasure, and her books will continue to delight for many years to come' PHILLIP PULLMAN 'Favourite stories, like unexpected presents, are things that you can keep and cherish all your life, carry with you, in memory, in your mind's ear, and bring out, at any time, when you are feeling lonely, or need cheering up, or, like friends, just because you are fond of them.' Joan Aiken is justly famous for her Wolves of Willoughby Chase series, but her greatest love was for short stories, which she wrote prolifically throughout her long career From a princess turned into a pirate parrot to a procession of Father Christmases chased down Fifth Avenue by a rackety horse and cart; from the ghost of a crusader's dog, to a captured mermaid in a flying machine, there is something for everybody in this enthralling collection. These stories showcase Aiken's unique talents - the way she mixed magic and myth with humour to create a kind of modern fairytale. Her stories will appeal to readers of all ages for many years to come. WITH BEAUTIFUL ILLUSTRATIONS BY PETER BAILEY
Categories: Fiction

Black Hearts in Battersea

Black Hearts in Battersea

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.

Author: Joan Aiken

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547530714

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 781

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.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Kingdom and the Cave

The Kingdom and the Cave

Joan Aiken is the author of many favourite children's books, including The Wolves of Willoughby Chase series. When she was just seventeen she wrote her first novel, The Kingdom and the Cave, a thrilling adventure about a cat and his boy.

Author: Joan Aiken

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780349005881

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 932

'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 the kingdom is in danger. He can feel it in his whiskers and he has found a mysterious note in the royal library... (Yes, of course he can read, and speak - if he chooses to!) Mickle can't trust the King and Queen with his mission, so he and Prince Michael, with the help of their animal friends (and quite a bit of magic!), set out on a perilous quest to find the sinister Under People, discover their secret power and save the Kingdom of Astalon. In her first novel, written when she was only a teenager, Joan Aiken showcases the imagination, wit and storytelling zest that would lead to classics like Arabel's Raven and The Wolves of Willoughby Chase.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Limbo Lodge

Limbo Lodge

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?

Author: Joan Aiken

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409024743

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 612

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?
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Dangerous Games

Dangerous Games

Her mission to bring an expert on games back to an ailing King James III in London takes Dido Twite to a small tropical island, where she is caught up in the conflict between a conniving city dweller and the more subtle powers of the native ...

Author: Joan Aiken

Publisher: Open Road Media Teen & Tween

ISBN: 1504027655

Category: Adventure stories

Page: 219

View: 628

Her mission to bring an expert on games back to an ailing King James III in London takes Dido Twite to a small tropical island, where she is caught up in the conflict between a conniving city dweller and the more subtle powers of the native forest people.
Categories: Adventure stories

Dido And Pa

Dido And Pa

How does hard-drinking Mrs Lily Bloodvessel figure in this intricate plot, with her cellar full of sleeping guttersnipes? Another rollercoasting story by Joan Aiken, in which Dido's scheming Pa finally receives his comeuppance.

Author: Joan Aiken

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409024804

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 993

Dido Twite is waylaid by her father, the shady Abednego Twite, acting on instructions from his evil patron. Why is Dido so urgently needed in Wapping? Why are King Richard's friends all accidentally drowning in the Thames? How does hard-drinking Mrs Lily Bloodvessel figure in this intricate plot, with her cellar full of sleeping guttersnipes? Another rollercoasting story by Joan Aiken, in which Dido's scheming Pa finally receives his comeuppance.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Jane Fairfax

Jane Fairfax

Jane Austen's Emma has been a favorite novel for Austenites since 1816. But while the story of its heroine Emma Woodhouse is well known, the same can't be said for her childhood friend, Jane Fairfax.

Author: Joan Aiken

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781250235862

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 615

Jane Austen's Emma has been a favorite novel for Austenites since 1816. But while the story of its heroine Emma Woodhouse is well known, the same can't be said for her childhood friend, Jane Fairfax. The turmoil underlying Jane's obscured background and reduced circumstances have always remained a mystery for readers of Austen's beloved novel. Now, at last, we learn her whole story in Joan Aiken's superb retelling of Emma-this time from Jane Fairfax's point of view. When Jane Fairfax was originally published, Aiken's wit, style, and skill prompted Booklist to say, "Brilliant...extraordinarily well done and highly recommended." Austen fans won't want to miss this worthy companion to the original, now available in paperback for the first time.
Categories: Fiction

The Witch of Clatteringshaws

The Witch of Clatteringshaws

The last book in the series that first introduced Simon as the hero of The Wolves of Willoughby Chase is a helter-skelter of battles, vicious villains and mysterious monsters, packed full of magic and humour.

Author: Joan Aiken

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409013464

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 839

‘It’s a rotten old job being King!’ says Dido Twite. Her friend King Simon agrees – his scheming courtiers want to marry him off to a pushy princess, and he has to lead his army against a tribe of invading Wends. Their only hope is to find a long-lost heir to take Simon’s place on the throne of England, with the help of failed witch Malise and her prophesying parrot. The last book in the series that first introduced Simon as the hero of The Wolves of Willoughby Chase is a helter-skelter of battles, vicious villains and mysterious monsters, packed full of magic and humour. If you don’t know the Wolves Chronicles, this gives a wonderful taste of Joan Aiken’s fantastic world – and you still have all the rest to discover!
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Scream

The Scream

This ebook features illustrations by Ian Andrew and a personal history of Joan Aiken including rare images from the author’s estate.

Author: Joan Aiken

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504020978

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 998

When Davey and his sister are orphaned, their grandmother comes from a remote island to look after them—bringing macabre powers and dark secrets When Davey and his family moved to the city from the island of Muckle Burra off the coast of Scotland, they left his grandmother behind. But now his parents are dead—after a car accident that left Davey confined to a wheelchair—and Gran has moved in to take care of him and his sister, Lu-Lyn. A strange girl with a bizarre personality, Lu-Lyn is obsessed with 2 things: ballet and returning to Muckle Burra, where she was born. She believes that both she and Gran are “Ridders” who have strange, dark powers: With just 1 cast of their Evil Eye, bad things will start to happen. . . . When Lu-Lyn puts a terrible curse on the neighborhood boys who’ve been terrorizing her, it seems as if Gran’s dark arts have followed her from Muckle Burra. Then tragedy rocks their family again, and Davey embarks on a journey that will reveal the true secret of his grandmother’s rare gift—and the limitless power of his own potential. This ebook features illustrations by Ian Andrew and a personal history of Joan Aiken including rare images from the author’s estate.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Cuckoo Tree

The Cuckoo Tree

Author: Joan Aiken

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: UOM:39015011320770

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 314

View: 640

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.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Night Birds On Nantucket

Night Birds On Nantucket

Shipwrecked Dido Twite, picked up by a whaling ship, finds herself many miles from home and facing deep troubles.

Author: Joan Aiken

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409024682

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 941

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.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Midwinter Nightingale

Midwinter Nightingale

This adventure with a truly galloping plot and breath-taking situations will delight all fans of Joan Aiken's books

Author: Joan Aiken

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409012320

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 782

King Richard, son of James III lies gravely ill and there are rumours that the king's enemy, the Duchess of Burgundy, is preparing an imminent invasion. The ancient crown of Alfred must be found so King Richard can pass it on to his successor. Is Simon, Duke of Battersea and friend of the king, next in line to the throne or will the evil werewolf Baron Magnus Rudh succeed in his plot to make his son, Lot, king? To add further complications, Dido Twite, held prisoner by the Baron and the Duchess, does not know the whereabouts of either Simon or the dying king: can she escape in time to find and warn them of the treachery afoot? This adventure with a truly galloping plot and breath-taking situations will delight all fans of Joan Aiken's books
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Serial Garden

The Serial Garden

Follows the adventures of Mr. and Mrs.

Author: Joan Aiken

Publisher: Virago Press

ISBN: 0349005850

Category: Children's stories, English

Page: 438

View: 191

'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.
Categories: Children's stories, English

A Study Guide for Joan Aiken s Lob s Girl

A Study Guide for Joan Aiken s  Lob s Girl

This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more.

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410351333

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 21

View: 162

A Study Guide for Joan Aiken's "Lob's Girl," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Children s Book a Day Almanac

Children s Book a Day Almanac

Don't pick up one of her books late at night if you need to get sleep—she keeps
the story going nonstop until the end. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, like the
rest of the books that followed in the Wolves Chronicles, takes place in an ...

Author: Anita Silvey

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

ISBN: 9781466828049

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

View: 859

Part fun- and information-filled almanac, part good book guide, the Children's Book-a-Day Almanac is a new way to discover a great children's book--every day of the year! This fresh, inventive reference book is a dynamic way to showcase the gems, both new and old, of children's literature. Each page features an event of the day, a children's book that relates to that event, and a list of other events that took place on that day. Always informative and often surprising, celebrate a year of literature for children with The Children's Book-a-Day Almanac.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Winter Sleepwalker

The Winter Sleepwalker

Eight original fairy tales. Col. + b/w illus. 8-11 yrs.

Author: Joan Aiken

Publisher:

ISBN: 0099496410

Category: Children's literature

Page: 96

View: 225

Not your average fairy story - these eight glorious tales have traditional Princesses, Princes and pink palaces but each story is highly unconventional and is spiced with the zany humour children adore. So meet Josslyn the Sailor-Girl who falls in love with King Neptune and decides to call their twins Mat and Rod; and the evil Hatecraft who turns shop assistants into geese. . . .
Categories: Children's literature

A Creepy Company

A Creepy Company

Author: Joan Aiken

Publisher: Puffin HC

ISBN: 0140367896

Category: Ghost stories, English

Page: 156

View: 581

Categories: Ghost stories, English