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The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (Wolves Chronicles Series #1)

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (Wolves Chronicles Series #1)

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by Joan Aiken
     
 

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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.

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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?

Editorial Reviews

The Washington Post
…may well be the most quietly influential children's fantasy novel of its time…Gusto, in language, plotting and general outrageousness, characterizes [The Wolves of Willoughby Chase]…Aiken's invention never flags…
—Michael Dirda
From the Publisher
"A masterpiece...a copybook lesson in those virtues that a classic children's book must possess."—Time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780099411864
Publisher:
Random House UK
Publication date:
06/26/2001
Series:
Wolves Chronicles Series, #1
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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"A masterpiece...a copybook lesson in those virtues that a classic children's book must possess."—Time.

Meet the Author


Joan Aiken (1924–2004) was an English writer, specializing in thrillers and children's alternative history novels. In 1999 she was awarded an MBE for her services to children's literature.

Russ Tunney is a director and playwright who specializes in work for young people. He is the Associate Director of the Nuffield Theatre, where this adaptation premiered.

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