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The Stolen Lake (Wolves Chronicles Series #4)

The Stolen Lake (Wolves Chronicles Series #4)

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by Joan Aiken
     
 

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Readers who have followed Dido Twite’s escapades in BLACK HEARTS IN BATTERSEA and NIGHTBIRDS ON NANTUCKET will welcome her return in her wildest adventure yet.
Now back in print, THE CUCKOO TREE and THE STOLEN LAKE continue the Wolves Chronicles, the exhilarating and imaginative series that stemmed from Joan Aiken’s classic THE WOLVES OF WILLOUGHBY

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Readers who have followed Dido Twite’s escapades in BLACK HEARTS IN BATTERSEA and NIGHTBIRDS ON NANTUCKET will welcome her return in her wildest adventure yet.
Now back in print, THE CUCKOO TREE and THE STOLEN LAKE continue the Wolves Chronicles, the exhilarating and imaginative series that stemmed from Joan Aiken’s classic THE WOLVES OF WILLOUGHBY CHASE.
A dazzling piece of dramatic, snowballing adventure, THE STOLEN LAKE is full of fantastical details: revolving palaces, witches who are also court dressmakers, an apocalyptic volcanic eruption, and an infernal country with a noticeable lack of female children. On her way back to London aboard the British man-of-war Thrush, twelve-year-old Dido Twite finds herself and the crew summoned to the aid of the tyrannical queen of New Cumbria. A neighboring king has stolen the queen’s lake and is holding it for ransom, and it’s up to Dido and the crew to face fire, flood, execution, and wild beasts to get the lake back — or else.

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“The author is better at creating villains than anybody since Dickens.” — Time Magazine Time Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618070213
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
09/25/2000
Series:
Wolves Chronicles Series, #4
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,159,892
Product dimensions:
(w) x (h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Joan Aiken, daughter of the American writer Conrad Aiken, was born in Rye, Sussex, England, and has written more than sixty books for children, including The Wolves of Willoughby Chase.

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The Stolen Lake 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
anthony14 More than 1 year ago
In this action packed story, Dido goes on an adventure on a crewship to find the stolen lake and princess. I think the book was great and liked John Aikens suspence and mystery throughout the whole story. It made the story exciting and enjoyable. The characters throughout the story are always in danger and trying to stay alive. The setting is the key part of the story. It creates danger and is constantly seperating the characters in different ways. It keeps the interest of the reader. Without the setting the book would be dull. John Aiken makes a character that is not a main character but comes in and out of the story. He is very important to the adventure. I liked this book and would recommend this to anyone who likes medieval times and adventure mixed in a story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book! The seris is great, and I would highly reccomend reading it. I love Aiken's writing style- it's full of suspense and danger. Her characters are enjoyable too. Read it....you'll be hooked!