The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle

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The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle

By Janet Fox

Viking Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780451476333, 400pp.

Publication Date: March 15, 2016

Description
An eerie gothic fairytale with a World War II setting and magic at its heart.
Twelve-year-old Katherine Bateson believes in a logical explanation for everything. But even she can't make sense of the strange goings-on at Rookskill Castle, the drafty old Scottish castle-turned-school where she and her siblings have been sent to escape the London Blitz. What's making those mechanical shrieks at night? Why do the castle's walls seem to have a mind of their own? And who are the silent children who seem to haunt Rookskill's grounds?Kat believes Lady Eleanor, who rules the castle, is harboring a Nazi spy. But when her classmates begin to vanish, one by one, Kat must face the truth about what the castle actually harbors--and what Lady Eleanor is--before it's too late.


About the Author
Janet Fox is a former teacher and a writer of fiction and nonfiction. She is the author of the award-winningGet Organized Without Losing It, written for middle-school children. She has written three young adult novels, Faithful, Forgiven, and Sirens. She is a graduate of the MFA/Writing for Children and Young Adults program at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Janet lives with her husband in the mountains of Montana."

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