The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (Unicorn) Hardcover – 2 Jun 1975
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It's 19th-century England during the reign of King James II, but it's not the England we know from the history books. This country is overrun with wolves that roam the forests, providing the perfect setting for a witty and dramatic story spanning the whole country, from the frozen North to the city of London, and peopled with all manner of evil governesses and ancient aunts.
Filled with brilliantly-drawn Dickensian characters, it would make an excellent choice for strong preteen readers who like an old-fashioned story with a strong plot and good characterisation. This book often appears on lists of best-loved children's books. (Ages 10 to 12) EN --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"A writer of wild humour." -"Oxford Companion to Children's Literature" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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I started reading the series when I was a young child and found that the world Aiken has created is a magical place to get lost in for hours on end. Every adventure is superbly written and I never wanted the books to end.
Now at the age of eighteen and with a younger brother to read to, I am rediscovering the magic of this wonderful series again!
To help other parents apply this advice, as a parent of four I consulted an expert, our youngest child, and asked her to share with me her favorite books that were read to her as a younger child. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase was one of her picks.
We discovered this wonderful book through a school assignment. It is not a book that I would have expected that our daughter would have liked because the young heroines face terrible trials. She found the book very exciting and rewarding though, and I think you will, too.
Bonnie Green has lived in the lap of luxury in the manor house of Willoughby Chase in the English countryside. Her father, Sir Willoughby, is the richest man for five counties. She has all the toys, clothes, and ponies that anyone could want, and indulgent parents who encourage her to try things out. There is much love in the house, both from her parents and the dedicated household workers.
Because Bonnie's mother, Lady Sophia, has become ill, her parents are about to leave on a sea voyage to restore her health. Sir Willoughby has asked his attorney, Mr. Gripe, to locate a suitable governess and he recommends one who is a fourth cousin once removed of Bonnie's, Miss Slighcarp, who arrives the night before the parents leave.
To keep Bonnie company, Sir Willoughby has also invited Bonnie's cousin Sylvia to stay.Read more ›
This book is the first in the James III sequence, which now consists of some 12 books. They are set in an alternative period of English history when James II remained on the throne to be followed by James III and where it is the Hanoverians rather than the Jacobites who plot against the throne. The cast of characters who develop throughout this series are wonderful creations who have extremely interesting adventures.
I would recommend this series of novels to everyone, but particularly children aged 8 and upwards, or parents looking for books to read to their children.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A great read (I read it to my 7 year old) the girls have a bit of oomph and not a fairy in sight!Published 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
This story has everything: wolves, a wicked governess, a secret passage, skulduggery, mystery, adventure.... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Ian Brawn
This is the worst book ever. I brought this book and my daughter kept asking me how long is it going to be here in she was so excited about the arrival. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Simone Lella
Have only just started reading this for my 8 & 12 year old. So far it's a wonderful read full of engaging characters and atmosphere. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mrs T YY
This review is for the audiobook is read by Lizza Aiken, the author's daughter. She is a marvelous narrator: this really is the perfect recording for children. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Armoured Bear
Love this book, very well written. Great for adults and children alike.Published 6 months ago by raragabor