Publish date: June 9th 2010
Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
Series: The Books of Elsewhere (#1)
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.