The Strangers
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Series: Books Of Elsewhere Vol. 4   

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Annotation: When something crucial goes missing, eleven-year-old Olive and her friends must decide how to get it back, put their faith in a strange and dangerous magic, their odd new neighbors, or someone more uncertain and terrifying than both.
Catalog Number: #5587894
Format: Paperback
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Publisher: Penguin
Copyright Date: 2013
Edition Date: 2014
Illustrator: Bernatene, Poly,
Pages: 308 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-14-242575-3
ISBN 13: 978-0-14-242575-6
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2012040004
Dimensions: 20 cm.
Language: English
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The fourth title in the popular Books of Elsewhere series starts on Halloween. The treat might be the new neighbors, who have been sent to protect Olive and the strange house she lives in. Or are they the trick? As the series becomes more involved, it's less likely new readers can just pick up the stories' threads without reading the previous books. But the series' many fans will be happy to revisit Olive and friends (including three memorable talking cats) and return to Elsewhere, the mysterious place within the house's paintings. They'll even be glad to see the frightening Annabelle McMartin, whose reappearance leads to a stunning conclusion. And they'll certainly look forward to more Elsewhere.
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Olive's parents go missing, and it quickly becomes clear that the stakes are high in this fourth volume, as beings both human and supernatural want control of her family's powerful house. The book's heart tempers its scariness; most readers will discern that all will be well in the end. Shadowy, cartoonish illustrations bring more humor than darkness to the magical world.
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Word Count: 59,312
Reading Level: 5.4
Interest Level: 4-7
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 5.4 / points: 9.0 / quiz: 160155 / grade: Middle Grades
Lexile: 810L
Guided Reading Level: T

In the fourth volume of the New York Times bestselling Books of Elsewhere series, Olive thought she had uncovered all the house's secrets. She was wrong.

It's Halloween night when strangers come to Linden Street . . . and something absolutely vital to Olive goes missing. To what lengths will she go to get it back? Can she trust the strangers? Will she turn to a new and dangerous magic within the paintings of Elsewhere? Or will Olive put her faith in her own worst enemies to save the people and home she loves?

The stakes grow higher, the secrets more dangerous, and mystery and magic abound as Olive, the boys, and the magical cats uncover the true nature of the old stone house on Linden Street.

A must-read fantasy series for fans of Pseudonymous Bosch, Coraline, and Septimus Heap.

"This haunting fantasy thriller brings together the quirkiness of Roald Dahl and darkness of Neil Gaiman." —Austin Family

"The story was well-written, clever, and completely unpredictable...a great summer read that will let your imagination run wild." —TIME for Kids

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