The Shadows

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Turtleback Books, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 241 pages
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When eleven-year-old Olive moves into a crumbling Victorian mansion with her parents, she knows there's something strange about the house - especially the odd antique paintings covering the walls. And when she puts on a pair of old spectacles, she discovers the strangest thing yet: She can travel inside the paintings, to a spooky world that's full of dark shadows. Add to that three talking cats, who live in the house and seem to be keeping secrets of their own, and Olive soon finds herself confronting a dark and dangerous power that wants to get rid of her by any means necessary. It's up to Olive to save the house from the dark shadows, before the lights go out for good.

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User Review  - MrsBookOwl - LibraryThing

When I saw the book trailer for this one I definitely wanted to read it. I thought it looked really fun especially for the tween set. The Characters: Olive was a cute girl that I think a lot of tween ... Read full review

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User Review  - brangwinn - LibraryThing

This was a creepy book! It was an interesting concept to have pictures that someone with the special glasses could enter. I loved the cats and how they all different personalities. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Jacqueline West was born in Red Wing, Minnesota on December 29, 1979. She received a BM in voice performance with a minor in English from the University of Wisconsin. Her works include the Books of Elsewhere series and Cherma, a series of poems about Wisconsin's Bohemian immigrants. Her poetry has appeared in several print and online publications. She won the 2008 Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg prize for poetry.

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