The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

By Joan Aiken
Level 6

This little-known classic, written over 50 years ago, was a great discovery. With an exemplary writing style, Joan Aiken pulls readers into the lives of young heroines who face some unexpected trials with perseverance and kindness: Bonnie, who lives grandly in the manor house of Willoughby Chase in the English countryside, and Sylvia, her poor cousin from the city. This is an exciting and rewarding book that my husband did as a read-aloud with our older children, who loved it. Some parts of the book may be too sad for children under nine, but the story does end happily.

Books in this series we have reviewed and recommend: The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, Nightbirds on Nantucket

Books in this series that did not make the booklist: Black Hearts in Battersea, The Stolen Lake, Limbo Lodge, The Cuckoo Tree, Dido and Pa, Is Underground, Cold Shoulder Road, Midwinter Nightingale, The Witch of Clatteringshaws

(Reviewed by Jenny Phillips)

Series Yes
Genre Fiction
Digital Format Audiobook, E-book
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
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  • Top Picks
  • 4 Moral Value
  • 2 Educational Value
  • 4.5 Literary Value
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