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The Shadows - Jacqueline West
The Shadows
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780803734401
Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
Series: The Books of Elsewhere (#1)
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Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it
Ms. McMartin was definitely dead. - Opening sentence Something was moving inside the painting, a tiny white shape flitting between the silhouettes of the wiry trees. - Chapter 2 She couldn't leave the basement lights on all day, with the environment already in such bad shape. - Chapter 3 "A ho...
Cynically Sweet (Booklikes)
Cynically Sweet (Booklikes) rated it
5.0 The Shadows
The Shadows is the first book in a series, The Books of Elsewhere by Jacqueline West. Ms. McMartin, an elderly woman, has died and her house is now vacant. Alec and Alice Dunwoody, a couple of mathematicians, soon own the home. They and their daughter, Olive, find themselves in what seems to be a ne...
AmySea rated it
3.0 The Books of Elsewhere : The Shadows / by Jacqueline West ; narrated by Lexy Fridell
Let me start off by saying that Lexy Fridell has a perfect voice with which to narrate the books in the Books of Elsewhere series. She's got that high-ish Lisa Simpson voice, and that works for these books since our main character is an 11 year old girl. I wasn't sure if I'd be able to deal with F...
A Reading Vocation
A Reading Vocation rated it
4.5 Book 17/100: The Shadows by Jacqueline West (The Books of Elsewhere #1)
I was unexpectedly delighted by this book. While the premise -- a pair of magical glasses that allows an 11-year-old girl to go into paintings -- wasn't one that grabbed me initially, adding a few talking cats to the mix was sufficient to pique my interest. The book itself is wonderfully atmospheric...
Tiana Smith
Tiana Smith rated it
4.0 The Shadows (Books of Elsewhere Series #1)
Very fun read, especially on audio. I loved the narrator's voices. It's interesting to see how so much action can be built into one setting or location.
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