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by Jacqueline West
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Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it 3 years ago
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 years ago
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
AmySea rated it 5 years ago
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 6 years ago
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 7 years ago
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.
megancsparks
megancsparks rated it 8 years ago
Loved this one.
janawarnell
janawarnell rated it 8 years ago
Good little book, a bit creepy! Read my review here.
Miss Clark
Miss Clark rated it 9 years ago
2010 Debut Author ChallengeThis is one of very few middle-grade offerings from debut authors this year and it is such a great read. My younger sister effectively swiped this after I brought it home and finished it before I did. Part spooky mystery, partly a journey of growth, it is entirely enjoyabl...
A Sea of Stars
A Sea of Stars rated it 9 years ago
Inventive and fun. Thoroughly enjoyable. Need a re read.
Allusion is not Illusion
Allusion is not Illusion rated it 9 years ago
Solid but unexceptional old-house-with-magical-secrets kiddie fantasy.
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