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Joan Aiken

Joan Aiken is the renowned author of over ninety books for adults and children, including plays, novels, and collections of poems and short stories.  She has received much recognition and numerous awards for her work.  The Wolves Chronicles, one of her best-known works, features The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, which has sold nearly 4,000,000 copies worldwide.  Aiken divides her time between Pentworth, England, and America.

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The Cockatrice Boys

Joan Aiken; Illustrations by Gris Grimly

What does a cockatrice enjoy most for dinner? Anyone it can find. So the alarmed inhabitants of England discover when a plague of monsters-known as cockatrices-invade their country and...

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The Shadow Guests

Joan Aiken

After the mysterious disappearance of both his mother and older brother, Cosmo is sent away to live with his eccentric mathematician aunt. Lonely and confused, Cosmo must also deal with being the...

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Winner of the Guardian Prize for FictionIn the small town of Pennygaff, where Owen has been sent to live after his mother’s death, a legendary golden harp has been found. Knowing...

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In addressing "the way to write for children," Joan Aiken starts at the beginning. Is writing a children's book as simple as it looks? Do you want to write for children or about them? Do you want...

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