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Joan Aiken

Joan Aiken (1924-2004) 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 lived in Pentworth, England, and America.

Lady Catherine's Necklace

Lady Catherine's Necklace

Joan Aiken
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Press

Joan Aiken, one of Jane Austen's most sparkling successors, takes up Austen's pen yet again, this time continuing where Pride and Prejudice left off in Lady Catherine's Necklace.

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The Cockatrice Boys

Joan Aiken; Illustrations by Gris Grimly
Tor/Forge
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 cockatrices--invade their country and begin...

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The Shadow Guests

Joan Aiken
Tor/Forge
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, Cosmo must also deal with being the...

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The Whispering Mountain

Joan Aiken
Tor/Forge
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 harp has been found. Knowing of...

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The Way to Write for Children

Joan Aiken
St. Martin's Press
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 children or about them? Do you want...

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Jane Fairfax

Joan Aiken
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin

Jane Austen's Emma has been a favorite novel for Austenites since 1816.

But while the story of its heroine Emma Woodhouse is well known, the same can't be said for her childhood friend,...

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