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The Shadow Guests

The Shadow Guests

Joan Aiken

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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 new kid at school. Not an easy assignment! But things take a weird twist when Cosmo is visited by ghosts from the past. Ghosts who claim to need his help fighting an ancient curse!

Only in time will Cosmo learn that he is at the center of that ancient...and deadly...curse.



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The Shadow Guests

1
MEETING
Nobody was at the airport to meet him.
One of the stewardesses had told him that there was a place called a Rendezvous Area where you could go and wait if your friends hadn't...

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Praise for The Shadow Guests

“Writing seems to be as natural to Joan Aiken as breathing; her imagination is as untrammeled as ever, the precise construction of the astonishing plot lends conviction, and her style is as witty and sparkling with images.” —The Horn Book

“Through interactions between characters, Aiken brings out the bittersweet ironies of friendships both otherworldly and in the here-and-now. Her sense of timing unfurls the mystery at just the right pace, giving the curse its rightful aura of power.” —Booklist

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About the author

Joan Aiken

Joan Aiken is an award-winning author of novels, plays, short stories, and children's books. Her most recent Jane Austen novel is The Youngest Miss Ward. She divides her time between London and New York.

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