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Midwinter Nightingale

Written by Joan AikenAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Joan Aiken


· Yearling
· eBook · Ages 10 and up
· March 12, 2009 · $5.99 · 978-0-307-53839-0 (0-307-53839-7)

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Dido and Simon are in danger in this new addition to the Wolves Chronicles. Dido, back in England from America, is almost instantly kidnapped and taken to a derelict mansion surrounded by a deadly moat. The evil baron residing there, who is also a werewolf, wants desperately to know where King Dick is hidden. For the king is dying, and the evil baron wants to put his own demented son on the throne. Meanwhile Simon is with the ailing king. Not only does King Dick want Simon to paint a portrait of him and his family, but Simon is also next in line for the throne. However, they do need to find the coronet for the ceremony that will crown Simon. Though the coronet is rumored to be in the derelict mansion where Dido is imprisoned, no one can find it. It’s one cliffhanging, hair-raising chapter after another in this tongue-in-cheek, devilishly delicious adventure.


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“Playful, urgent, and wildly inventive. . . . Reader’s with a taste for mystery and complexity will find much to savor.”—Starred, Publishers Weekly


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Joan Aiken is the author of over 100 books for children and adults.


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