The Wolves of Willoughby Chase - Wolves of Willoughby Chase (Paperback)Joan Aiken (author)
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In a period of English History that never happened, when Good King James III is on the throne, and the whole country is ravaged by wolves which have migrated through the newly-opened Channel Tunnel. When orphans Bonnie and Sylvia fall into the hands of evil Miss Slighcarp, they need all their wits - and the help of Simon the goose-boy - to escape unscathed, for the governess is more cruel and merciless than the wolves that surround the great house of Willoughby Chase.
Filled with brilliantly-drawn Dickensian characters, it would make an excellent choice for strong preteen readers who like an old-fashioned story with a strong plot and good characterisation. This book often appears on lists of best-loved children's books.
Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 191 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm
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 *
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“The Wolves of Willoughby Chase”
Read this book as a 12 year old (16 years ago). Sadly the only thing I can remember about it now is that I absolutely loved it.
I am ashamed to say I had never read any Joan Aiken before this one, but I absolutely loved it! It's a classic adventure story, and is perfect for fans of Lauren St. John and Eva Ibbotson. I love Bonnie, she was... More
“Classic page turning”
I hope my older great niece enjoys this as much as my own children did over 30 years ago.
I have got her parts 2 & 3 of the series as I think she may run out of book before she runs out of holiday!
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