The Wolves of Willoughby Chase
Publish date: November 14th 2000
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
Series: The Wolves Chronicles (#1)
I kept expecting the actual wolves to be a bigger part, like at some point all the grown-ups would be eaten by wolves and the children would be left alone. It felt like reading a Sherlock Holmes story a lot of the time (in a good way). I just wanted it to be a lot darker than it ended up being.
“It was dusk–winter dusk. Snow lay white and shining over the pleated hills, and icicles hung from the forest trees. Snow lay piled on the dark road across Willoughby Wold, but from dawn men had been clearing it with brooms and shovels. There were hundreds of them at work, wrapped in sacking because...
I love this book. The start of a great series.So I've picked this for my staff pick on heroes and I want to say that as far as heroes go "It takes a Village" because our two girls--Bonnie & Sylvia--get help in getting away from the baddies in the story (and there are lots of baddies) from all sides...
A mix between The Secret Garden and Little Princess.
I still thoroughly enjoyed the novel however and highly recommend it for children between the ages of 8-12.