Can you go a little faster? Can you run? Long ago, at a time in history that never happened, England was overrun with wolves. But as Bonnie and her ...Show synopsisCan you go a little faster? Can you run? Long ago, at a time in history that never happened, England was overrun with wolves. But as Bonnie and her cousin Sylvia discover, real danger often lies closer to home. Their new governess, Miss Slighcarp, doesn't seem at all nice. She shuts Bonnie in a cupboard, fires the faithful servants and sends the cousins far away from Willoughby Chase to a place they will never be found. Can Bonnie and Sylvia outwit the wicked Miss Slighcarp and her network of criminals, forgers and snitches?Hide synopsis
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Description:New. In this chilling beginning to The Wolves Chronicles, two...New. In this chilling beginning to The Wolves Chronicles, two little cousins are left in the care of an evil governess. They escape and travel 400 miles to London with their friend Simon and his geese. Lewis Carroll Shelf Award.
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Long before Lemony Snicket?s Series of Unfortunate Events, there was the Wolves of Willoughby Chase series, a world where heroic children are beset by wolves, work houses, dark plots against good King Jamie - a colorful, kindly Scot who never was the King of England - and many more dangers and difficulties.
Not a good series, perhaps, for the extremely sensitive or high-strung - there are some really bad people, awful circumstances, some sadness - but enthralling for anyone with a sense of adventure and whimsy. Joan Aiken is a wonderful writer - very gifted with language, plot and characters - and there's at least a touch of magic in everything she's written.
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