Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Shadows by Jacqueline West - ADVISABLE

West, Jacqueline The Shadows (The Books of Elsewhere #1), 241 p. Dial (Penguin), 2010.  $16.99.  

Content: G.  

Olive, 11, and her parents have moved into a cheap, but creepy old house that really gives Olive the willies.  Everything from the former occupants was left behind – including the cats.  And when she finds a pair of really old glasses she also finds out that she can step inside the strange paintings on the walls.  There she finds another place – an Elsewhere – and a mystery – and danger.  With the help of Morton, a little boy from one of the paintings; the cats; and a beautiful young woman also from a painting, Olive may be able to solve the mystery – or she may be betrayed.  

So much great young fantasy!  I don’t know where the next book in the series is going to go, but I am excited to read it when it is published!  

EL – ADVISABLE. Cindy, Library Teacher.

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