Brand: Puffin Books

Product Code: 9780142421024

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Brief Description:
Original publication and copyright date: 2011.


Brief Description:
Eleven-year-old Olive finds herself drawn to the grimoire of the witches who built her house and tries to use its spells to uncover the house's magic and control the cats themselves, but the book is more wicked than it seems.


Brief Description:
Includes an excerpt from "The second spy."


Biographical Note:
Jacqueline West, a two-time Pushcart nominee for poetry, lives in Red Wing, Minnesota.


Review Quotes:
"Middle grade writing as it should be." -- Minneapolis Star Tribune

"A suspenseful read that leaves plenty of room for the next title in the series." -- School Library Journal

"A delightful tale filled with magic, adventure, danger and . . . [the] challenges of growing up." -- MonstersandCritics.com

"As Harry Potter fever takes over . . . The Books of Elsewhere is a great series for young readers who are interested in the world of spells, witches, potions and magic--plenty of fun, action and thrills." -- Examiner.com

" The Books of Elsewhere just blew me away." -- New Richmond News


Brief Description:
With no way into the McMartin house's magical paintings, and its three guardian cats reluctant to help, Olive's friend Morton is still trapped inside Elsewhere. So when Rutherford, the new oddball kid next door mentions a grimoireNa spellbookNOlive sees a glint of hope.


Publisher Marketing:
The mysteries grow deeper and the secrets darker in the second volume of the New York Times bestselling Books of Elsewhere series.

With no way into the McMartin house's magical paintings and its three guardian cats reluctant to help, Olive's friend Morton is still trapped inside Elsewhere. So when Rutherford, the new oddball kid next door mentions a grimoire--a spellbook--Olive sees a glint of hope. If she can find the McMartins' spellbook, maybe she can help Morton escape Elsewhere for good. Unless, that is, the book finds Olive first.

The house isn't the only one keeping secrets anymore. You'll never guess what happens next in this thrilling, chilling fantasy series, perfect for fans of Pseudonymous Bosch, Coraline, and Septimus Heap.


Review Citations:
  • School Library Journal 11/01/2011 pg. 71 (EAN 9780142429426, Compact Disc)
  • Kirkus Reviews 06/01/2011 (EAN 9780803734418, Hardcover)
  • School Library Journal 09/01/2011 pg. 176 (EAN 9780803734418, Hardcover)
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2012 pg. 87 (EAN 9780803734418, Hardcover)