The Witch of Clatteringshaws by Joan Aiken
(Wolves Chronicles)

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Dido Twite’s sharp wits are put to the test in this new adventure in the Wolves Chronicles. After King Richard dies, Dido’s good pal Simon is put on the English throne, but he hates being cooped up in drafty St. James Palace, and his crusty old advisors won’t let him have any fun at all. If only another descendent of the king could be found, Simon would gladly be replaced. Never short a solution, Dido discovers a lead to another member of the royal line. But no one knows exactly who—or where—the child is.

The masterful storyteller Joan Aiken once again invites readers into a spellbinding world of magic, mystery, and mayhem—with a dose of “proper” English hilarity, of course.

About Joan Aiken

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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.
Published May 29, 2013 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 146 pages
Genres: Travel, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Although many young American readers may find the “cant” or slang expressions and the references to British history and culture difficult to decipher, fans of the genre, and of Aiken in particular, are sure to revel in this lively and lighthearted fantasy.

Jan 11 2005 | Read Full Review of The Witch of Clatteringshaws ...

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This highly satisfying offering from Aiken (The Wolves of Willoughby Chase ), who died last year, continues the chronicle of the resilient Dido Twite, taking up the tale soon after the action chronicled in Midwinter Nightingale .

Jan 24 2005 | Read Full Review of The Witch of Clatteringshaws ...

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