Jacqueline West, Writer

Bestselling author and poet

The Books of Elsewhere


The Shadows
Volume 1

Volume 2

The Second Spy
Volume 3

The Strangers
Volume 4

Still Life
Volume 5


Beginning with New York Times best seller The Shadows, follow the adventures of eleven-year-old Olive Dunwoody as she travels to Elsewhere: the world inside the antique paintings on the walls of the old stone house on Linden Street. Danger and mystery are around every corner as Olive encounters evil magic, talking cats, and a small boy trapped inside the painted world. Get your copy today from your local bookstore,, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and more.

Praise for The Books of Elsewhere

☆ "The house is as much a character as are Olive, Morton, and her family, and a wicked sense of humor tempers the book's creepiness. A suspenseful plot and insight into childhood loneliness - handily amplified by b&w illustrations - will have readers anxiously awaiting the next book."

-Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

☆ "West creates a delightful concoction of quirky humor blended with a rumbling ominous undertone..."

-Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, Starred Review

☆ "Olive‚Äôs efforts bring great rewards for herself and her readers. Order the series."

-VOYA, Starred Review

Olive, Horatio, Leopold, and Harvey

New York Times

Linden Street

The Books of Elsewhere are published by:

U.S./Canada: Dial Books for Young Readers (Penguin Group)
- Large Print: Thorndike
- School Book Club Edition: Scholastic
Germany: Rowohlt
France: La Martiniere Groupe
Italy: Edizioni Piemme
Greece: Patakis
Spain: Ediciones Siruela
Sweden: B. Wahlstroms
Norway: Cappelen Damm Forlag
Indonesia: UFUK Press
Turkey: Artemis Yayinlari
Russia: AST
China: Trustbridge


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