Behind the Bookcase
Spending the summer at her grandmother's house is the last thing Sarah wants to do—especially now that Grandma Winnie has died—but she has no choice. Her parents have to fix the place up before they can sell it, and Sarah and her brother, Billy, have to help. But the tedious work turns into a... show more
Spending the summer at her grandmother's house is the last thing Sarah wants to do—especially now that Grandma Winnie has died—but she has no choice. Her parents have to fix the place up before they can sell it, and Sarah and her brother, Billy, have to help. But the tedious work turns into a thrilling mystery when Sarah discovers an unfinished letter her grandmother wrote: Strange things are happening behind the bookcase. . . . Sarah's mother dismisses the letter as one of Grandma Winnie's crazy stories, but Sarah does some investigating and makes a remarkable discovery: behind the bookcase is a doorway into Scotopia, the land where shadows come from. With a talking cat named Balthazat as her guide, Sarah begins an unforgettable adventure into a world filled with countless dangers. Who can she trust? And can she face her fears, not only in Scotopia, but also back at Grandma Winnie's house, where more secrets and strange goings-on await her?
Publish date: October 9th 2012
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
Seriously, publishers really need to stop promoting books by relatively unknown authors by saying they are like very popular and/or classic and beloved books. It’s almost always an unfair comparison that raises expectations to unrealistic levels.This book is only like “Coraline” or “Alice in Wonder...
"Behind the Bookcase" was a charming read when considered as a whole. I loved the illustrations and the fact that it was an otherworld type story with a colorful cast of characters and creatures. Sarah's a 12-year old who arrives at her mother's creepy childhood home. Her grandmother passed away not...
Sarah's Grandma Winnie has died and for the summer, she and her family will be at her Grandma's house sorting things out. It's not the kind of summer she wanted, especially after seeing the house. But nothing can be done and she has to make the most of it. It seems like a normal, run-down house, b...
Review coming soon. Just this, wow, such a magical book. Really hoping for a second book!
This sit on the younger end of middle grade fiction, with straightforward prose and a plot revolving around weird creatures and travel. I suspect I'm just too far out of the age group for this one, and that it would do nicely for the 8-10s.