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A brilliant collection of spine-chilling tales by Joan Aiken, author of The Wolves of Willoughby Chase. From a mysterious traveller who leaves an injured horse with a stranger, to a garden plant that slowly creeps into a house during a thunderstorm and a man who comes across two angry forces in the middle of a forest, this chilling collection of stories will have readers jumping at bumps in the night. Much-loved author Joan Aiken is best known for The Wolves of Willoughby Chase and the Arabel and Mortimer books. This brilliant collection has spooky black-and-white illustrations by Masha Ukhova and is perfect for children who are developing as readers. The Bloomsbury Readers series is packed with brilliant books to get children reading independently in Key Stage 2, with book-banded stories by award-winning authors like double Carnegie Medal winner Geraldine McCaughrean and Waterstones Prize winner Patrice Lawrence, covering a wide range of genres and topics. With charming illustrations and online guided reading notes written by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE), this series is ideal for reading both in the classroom and at home. For more information visit www.bloomsburyguidedreading.com. Book Band: Dark Blue Ideal for ages 9+
|Publication date:||14th May 2020|
|Publisher:||Bloomsbury Education an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Format:||Paperback / softback|
Joan Aiken lived in a world of stories, and her greatest delight was sharing them. She was born in Rye, Sussex in 1924 and grew up in a family of writers: her parents were both writers, as was her stepfather. Joan left school during World War II and worked for the United Nations until her success allowed her to write full-time. During her lifetime, Joan published over ninety books for adults and children and became known as one of the world's favourite storytellers. She is best known for The Wolves of Willoughby Chase and the Arabel and Mortimer books.More About Joan Aiken
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