The Shadows

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Thorndike Press, 2010 - Fiction - 267 pages
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An Indie Next Pick -- When eleven-year-old Olive moves into the crumbling old mansion on Linden Street, she's right to think there's something weird about the place, especially the walls covered in creepy antique paintings. But when she finds a pair of old-fashioned glasses in a dusty drawer, she discovers the most peculiar thing yet -- she can travel inside these paintings to Elsewhere, a world that's strangely quiet... and eerily sinister.

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User Review  - krau0098 - LibraryThing

I have had this book (it’s actually my son’s book) to read for awhile. This was a creative, creepy, and well done middle grade mystery/fantasy. I ended up enjoying it quite a bit. The whole book has a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jadedog13 - LibraryThing

Ms. McMartin was definitely dead. - Opening sentence Something was moving inside the painting, a tiny white shape flitting between the silhouettes of the wiry trees. - Chapter 2 She couldn't leave the ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

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.

Poly Bernatene was born in 1972 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and has been drawing ever since. He graduated from Buenos Aires s art school, where he developed a great interest in managing different techniques in his work, which has always been based on experimentation and diversity. Poly s work is constantly changing and developing as he looked for new ways to tell stories. He has worked in advertisement, animation, and comics. During the last fifteen years, he established an exciting career as a professional illustrator, having published more than sixty children s books in eleven countries.