"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’s efforts bring great rewards for herself and her readers. Order the series."
-VOYA, Starred Review
The Books of Elsewhere is a fantasy series for young readers written by Jacqueline West. Beginning with The Shadows, the series follows 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.
Find the Books of Elsewhere in:
U.S./Canada: Dial Books for Young Readers (Penguin Group)
- Large Print: Thorndike
- School Book Club Edition: Scholastic
France: La Martiniere Groupe
Italy: Edizioni Piemme
Spain: Ediciones Siruela
Sweden: B. Wahlstroms
Norway: Cappelen Damm Forlag
Indonesia: UFUK Press
Turkey: Artemis Yayinlari