The Shadows
published in 2011


Appropriate age:
Older Kid (age 8-11)
Reading level:
Grade 4
Genres: Fiction, Fantasy, Horror
Subjects: Magic, Friendship, Space, Social Issues


Amazon Best Books of the Month, June 2010: Hair-raising adventures can be found close to home this summer. Soon after 11-year-old Olive Dunwoody moves into a rundown Victorian mansion with her nerdy mathematician parents, she realizes something isn't quite right. It's full of oddities like strange paintings hanging on the walls and a trio of talking cats lurking in the shadows. While Olive's parents busy themselves solving math problems, she decides to work out the mysteries of the dusty old pictures by plunging headlong into the world on the other side of the frames. But, will she be able to escape the hidden dangers of Elsewhere? From the first few pages of The Shadows: The Books of Elsewhere, middle grade readers will be hooked on this spooky new series. - -Lauren Nemroff