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
Starscape

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...


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The Shadow Guests

Joan Aiken
Starscape

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,...


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The Whispering Mountain

Joan Aiken
Starscape

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


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The Way to Write for Children

Joan Aiken
St. Martin's Griffin

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...


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Jane Fairfax

Joan Aiken
St. Martin's Griffin

Jane Austen's Emma has been a favorite novel for Austenites since 1816. In the mid-1990s it became a favorite movie for millions of new admirers. A key...


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