Midnight Is a Place

Midnight Is a Place

by Joan Aiken


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Now, back in print, the engaging and suspenseful British fantasy by one of England’s most imaginative storytellers.
Lucas Bell is lonely and miserable at Midnight Court, a vast, brooding house owned by his intolerable guardian, Sir Randolph Grimsby. When a mysterious carriage brings a visitor to the house, Lucas hopes he’s found a friend at last. But the newcomer, Anna Marie, is unfriendly and spoiled—and French. Just when Lucas thinks things can’t get any worse, disastrous circumstances force him and Anna Marie, parentless and penniless, into the dark and unfriendly streets of Blastburn.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618196258
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 05/10/2010
Series: Wolves Chronicles (Paperback)
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About 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.

Table of Contents

Part 1Evening1
Part 2Midnight117
Part 3Daybreak185

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Midnight Is a Place 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
"Midnight is place" is one of the most unusual books I have ever read. When I started it I was bored with the usual orphan tale and Secret Garden flavor. Yet as the book progressed it became more and more complicated. The book was filled with twists and turns that kept me wondering what would happen next. Yet when all the pieces were together it seemed to fit together too perfectly. Everything made perfect sence. It takes place in an industrialized Britain and the study of the different social classes during these changing times adds a strange and wonderful feeling to the book. Extremly well written, based around a suspenseful plot, this book would be wonderful for older children and adults alike.
PitcherBooks on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Aiken must be a fan of Charles Dickens as it seems she wrote this as a tribute to him but in a manner that children today would find reader-friendly.
jadebird on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Dark, compelling story about two orphans forced to fend for themselves in a grim 1842 factory town. Joan Aiken writes with a rich, velvety style. It is only the brevity of the book that betrays its target (ya) audience.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
check it out
Guest More than 1 year ago
very suspenseful, but near the end, everything seemed too perfect for me. A good read for middle schoolers and up, and a very well written story. I enjoyed it immensly. Happy Reading!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thouroughly enjoyed reading the book!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A wonderful story. All the charm of Oliver Twist and a wonderful insight into 1800's English society.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
a terrible read -9 stars