By Jacqueline West
(Dial, Hardcover, 9780803734418, 304pp.)
Publication Date: July 12, 2011
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With no way into the house's magical paintings, and its three guardian cats reluctant to help, Olive's friend Morton is still trapped inside Elsewhere. So when Rutherford, the new oddball kid next door, mentions a grimoire - a spellbook - Olive feels a breathless tug of excitement. If she can find the McMartins' spellbook, maybe she can help Morton escape Elsewhere for good. Unless, that is, the book finds Olive first.
The house isn't the only one keeping secrets anymore. Mystery, magic, corruption, and betrayal abound (plus just enough laughs to take the edge off). You'll never guess what happens next in this thrilling, chilling second volume in the critically acclaimed series.
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A two-time Pushcart nominee for poetry, Jacqueline West lives in Chilton, Wisconsin. This is her first novel.
“Middle grade writing as it should be.”
-Minneapolis Star Tribune
“A suspenseful read that leaves plenty of room for the next title in the series.”
-School Library Journal
“A delightful tale filled with magic, adventure, danger and . . . [the] challenges of growing up.”
“As Harry Potter fever takes over . . .The Books of Elsewhere is a great series for young readers who are interested in the world of spells, witches, potions and magic—plenty of fun, action and thrills.”
“The Books of Elsewhere just blew me away.”
-New Richmond News
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