Skip to main content
Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group
Arlo Finch in the Kingdom of Shadows

Arlo Finch in the Kingdom of Shadows

Arlo Finch (Volume 3)

John August

Square Fish


“A thrilling adventure full of magic and wonder.” —Ransom Riggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Arlo Finch in the Kingdom of Shadows is the captivating conclusion in the middle grade fantasy-adventure series from master screenwriter John August.

After a harrowing summer camp, Arlo Finch is back in Pine Mountain, Colorado, preparing to face a new school, new threats, and two new Rangers in Blue Patrol.

Arlo is about to undertake his most dangerous journey yet: all the way to China to try to bring his father home.

But when the mysterious Eldritch reveal their true agenda, Arlo must make an impossible choice: save his friends and family, or save the Long Woods. Both worlds will never be the same.




Blue Patrol really did want to test out their new camp stoves. The annual Pine Mountain Company cook-off was coming up at the end of the month....

Praise for Arlo Finch in the Kingdom of Shadows

Praise for the Arlo Finch series:

“Intriguing [and] dynamic.” —Booklist

“An exciting fantasy novel grounded in reality with a strong emphasis on friendships and great characters.” —School Library Journal

“Compelling.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

“John August is a master storyteller.” —Ransom Riggs, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

“A fast, fun, and fearless tale. Arlo's adventures feel both completely real and entirely magical. I loved it!” —Ally Condie, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Matched and Summerlost

“A masterful mix of mystery and adventure.” —Geoff Rodkey, New York Times–bestselling author of the Tapper Twins series


John August

Born and raised in Boulder, Colorado, John August earned a degree in journalism from Drake University and an MFA in film from USC. As a screenwriter, his credits include Big Fish, Charlie’s Angels, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Corpse Bride and Frankenweenie. He is the author of the Arlo Finch series.

In addition to his film career, he hosts a popular weekly podcast, Scriptnotes, with Craig Mazin. He also created the Writer Emergency Pack, an educational storytelling tool that was distributed to over 2,000 classrooms in partnership with non-profit literacy groups like 826LA and NaNoWriMo. John and his family live in Los Angeles.

image of John Augusto
Dustin Bocks

John August

Square Fish

Latest on Facebook