The Stolen Lake (Wolves Chronicles Series #4)

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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 ...
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Overview


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.

On her way to England from Nantucket aboard a British man-o'-war, Dido has many adventures when the ship is diverted to the land of New Cumbria in the southern hemisphere.

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

  • ISBN-13: 9780618070213
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 9/25/2000
  • Series: Wolves Chronicles Series, #4
  • Pages: 322
  • Sales rank: 1,514,632
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.72 (d)

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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  • Posted February 3, 2010

    Review on the book "The Stolen Lake" by Anthony Rizo

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2003

    My favorite book!

    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!

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