more adventures of dido twite. I only wish I'd joined Dido on her adventures when I was 10 instead of discovering them at nearly 40! Though be sure that they are OK with some scary stuff first, as this does have some pretty scary stuff in it. Is she, as she claims, the widow of King Arthur? THE STOLEN LAKE. The pacing of the story is mad-cap, speeding up until I find myself rushing over the words to get to the end - so it loses some of its strength this way - BUT! The ATM stolen from a Lake Country pub and the van used in an apparent theft have been found, but police are still on the lookout for the suspects. Is she equal to the challenge? I do love her all-out adventures, even when they go over the top, like this one. Dido Twite, the quick-witted (and sharp-tongued) heroine of "Black Hearts in Battersea" and "Nightbirds on Nantucket," is back in this sequel. The shooting happened about 10:14 a.m. in the 20900 block of State Route 410, according to the Pierce County Sheriff's Department. Reviewed in the United States on December 26, 2017. This was a good read, though not quite as good as the Wolves of Willoughby Chase. Wildly imaginative plots and creatures Dido must cope with. Well, that does it for me, finishing off another adventure following Dido round the world and spending a good amount of time in a fantasy Bath with some sites grounded in reality. I checked it out of the library to read to my five year old. This one was a little insane, though. A rich mixture of legend, fantasy, humour and pure snowballing adventure. Buy the eBook. Alternative history buffs, fans of King Arthur tales, and fans of the plucky Dido Twite will find plenty to enjoy in this richly detailed tale that is a standout of Joan Aiken's books. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. A dazzling piece of dramatic, snowballing adventure, THE STOLEN LAKE is full of fantastical details: revolving palaces, witches who are also court dressmakers, an apocalyptic volcanic eruption, and an infernal country with a noticeable lack of female children. Part of a series (but the first of them I've read) which began with. The ideas, the plot, the situations go beyond the merely outrageous and into the sublimely wonderful. According to Lake Country RCMP, the cash machine was pilfered from a … Dido faces fire, flood, wild beasts and, ultimately, threat of execution in order to get the lake back. A rich mixture of legend, fantasy, humour and pure snowballing adventure. This was the only volume of the series available in my library, and I just might have to find the other volumes in the series now. 27/441 in Lady Lake. Readers who have followed Dido Twite’s escapades in BLACK HEARTS IN BATTERSEA and NIGHTBIRDS ON NANTUCKET will welcome her return in her wildest adventure yet. If so, how has she managed to survive the centuries? The actual order is as follows: A Ripping Yarn! KIRKUS REVIEW. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Still, the first half, before it becomes mixed up in. Search. The Stolen Lake - Ebook written by Joan Aiken. I'd expect any kid who has liked the J.K. Rowling or Lloyd alexander series would also enjoy this one as well. Dido Twite is a great character! A Penticton family is paying it forward after total strangers came together to replace their young children’s bikes that were stolen during a walk in the trails near Penticton Avenue on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1. The cars were stolen between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. on Tuesday. On her way to England from Nantucket aboard a British man-o'-war, Dido has many adventures when the ship is diverted to the land of New Cumbria in the southern... Free shipping over $10. The Stolen Lake by Joan Aiken continues the Wolves Chronicles, an imaginative series from Joan Aiken’s classic The Wolves of Willoughby Chase. It's a combination of King Arthur, an alternative Camelot set in an alternative Roman/British region located in South America, and the usual Dido Twite version of England. Aboard the man o`war, the Thrush, on the way back to London from Nantucket, Dido and crew are summoned to the aid of the tyrannical Queen of New Cumbria who has appealed to England as her oldest ally for help - someone has stolen her lake. All in all, a fun, fast, rollicking read for youngsters and adults alike. This only scratches the surface of the detail of "The Stolen Lake". Read it, but not as part of the series. A rich mixture of legend, fantasy, humour and pure snowballing adventure. And why aren't there any girls Dido's age in the entire country? Fast, FREE delivery, video streaming, music, and much more. This book explodes like a firework in the brain, or perhaps like one of the thirteen volcanoes that encircle the misappropriated lake of the title. I'd expect any kid who has liked the J.K. Rowling or Lloyd alexander series would also enjoy this one as well. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The Stolen Lake (Wolves Chronicles Book 4) - Kindle edition by Aiken, Joan. This one had passed me by and boy is it BIZARRE, A wonderful book for older kids. According to a livestream on Facebook on Tuesday evening, an ATM machine that was allegedly stolen in Lake Country has been found, along with the van that was used. AVON LAKE, OH — Four vehicles were stolen out of driveways in Avon Lake this week, police announced. Ramon Beltran, 37, was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of being in a stolen vehicle, failing to stop for police, possessing burglary tools, theft by receiving stolen property, and failing to remain at the scene of an injury accident. Of the many reasons to read the works of Joan Aiken, two stand out: the irresistable pluckiness of the heroines (especially Dido Twite), and Joan's marvellously detailed alternate history of the planet Earth. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. My favourite (so far) in the sequence. [Late addendum: "The Stolen Lake" is actually #7 in the series, not #4, though there are multiple sites - including Goodreads - that are restating this error, resulting my reading out of order. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. 'Hadn't expected that, but after a quick adjustment of expectations this became a spectacular adventure, one I was happy to experience. Ships from and sold by --SuperBookDeals-. by Joan Aiken. The writing is fairly complex, the characters are fully realized, and the action is engaging and exciting throughout. January 6th 2005 MUCH more adventurous than the previous books in the series. Out of all the books in Joan Aiken's Wolves of Willoughby Chase series, this is hands down the best. The RCMP was notified about the break and enter around 5 pm on Thursday. And why aren't there any girls Dido's age in the entire country? Dido faces fire, flood, wild beasts and, ultimately, threat of execution in order to get the lake back. The Stolen Lake (The Wolves Chronicles, #4). As a teacher, she made... To see what your friends thought of this book, This is the first Wolves chronicle I read, not long after it was published, but after a slight initial confusion it had a logic of its own. The video was posted on … I could not believe it. The queen is greatly distressed because a neighbouring king has stolen her lake. Having rediscovered Joan Aiken with my daughter I find there are many more books in the series than I read as a child. My least favorite of the series so far. This is where things start to get weird. I love how this book series is available with Edward Gorey illustrated covers - that seems to perfectly sum up the type of humor you'll encounter. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Pirates, witches, a queen, a king reborn, a cast of intriguing and sometimes nefarious characters and all manner of beasties are encountered as the story unfolds. It is actually much better than I would have expected for a YA novel. Arthurian plot has fun with King Arthur and his lady who has been waiting for his return for hundreds of years. Is she, as she claims, the widow of King Arthur? This is the first Wolves chronicle I read, not long after it was published, but after a slight initial confusion it had a logic of its own. And here Caradog waited, leaning on his silver-tipped rod and eying the horizon, until the delicate slip of the new moon moved out from behind the shoulder of Mount Damyake, with the mysterious, shadowy ghost of the old moon cradle inside it, like an egg inside its egg cup. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Still, the first half, Delighted to read another Dido Twite adventure. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 21, 2013, Dido Twite: Unlikely but Unmistakable Heroine, Reviewed in the United States on May 21, 2020. A 15-year-old led law enforcement on a 100-mile-per-hour chase Thursday night after stealing a red Toyota Tacoma pickup from Joe Hudson’s Collision Center on U.S. Hwy. Read 74 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. It's not as humourous as the others, but it has its moments, and I personally feel that this is the climax of all Dido's adventures before she gets home to meet Simon again. very strange and not at all worth reading. The legends of King Arthur and Guinevere that play such a major part in this book are completely improbable. With the same entertaining blend of Cockney common sense and sheer gutsiness that saw her through her earlier adventures, Dido manages to get to the bottom of things--saving an imprisoned princess and, yes, restoring a "stolen" lake in the bargain. It's been a while since I read any Joan Aiken. Dido Twite, the quick-witted (and sharp-tongued) heroine of "Black Hearts in Battersea" and "Nightbirds on Nantucket," is back in this sequel. Really, Joan Aiken is so wonderful - girls with grit and a sense of adventure and humour - lots and lots of imagination and Dickensian plots. TUPPER LAKE — Village police say the lever-action .30-30 caliber rifle used in a shooting of the Fortune’s Hardware store on New Year’s Eve was reported stolen from Syracuse almost 35 years ago. A rollicking adventure about 12-year old Dido Twite which takes place on board a ship and in a fictional version of South America ruled by the ancient celts. Just lovely. Number four in the series was published out of order, by a different publisher, because it's...different. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Police in the Central Okanagan are requesting public help after an ATM was stolen early Tuesday. The stolen lake by Joan Aiken, unknown edition, On her way to England from Nantucket aboard a British man-o'-war, Dido has many adventures when the ship is diverted to the land of New Cumbria in the southern hemisphere. Is she equal to the challenge? “They came to the high stone shaft with the face of Sul; they descended to the terrace below. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 4, 2011. Dido Twite in American New Cumbria on her wildest adventure yet. It's fun, I love my girl Dido, I just would have liked a little warning before the sudden sharp left into Arthurian mythos. Though be sure that they are OK. A wonderful book for older kids. Although it is part of a series, it can definitely be read on its own. Aiken took great care to allow most of the novels in the sequence to stand alone, adding just a little background to set it in context. This one, in which cute little jacanas (which hatch with claws on their wings, and use the claws to climb before they have wings that can fly) morph into man-eating raptors, and human sacrifices' bones are ground up to prolong a tyrant queen's life, goes beyond its original mission. Find all the books, read about the author and more. I love Aiken's Wolves Chronicles, but this one isn't even worth being part of the series. living for 1300 years simply staggered me. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Another customer’s vehicle was stolen from a Lady Lake repair shop a week after a Villager’s vehicle was snatched from the same location. totally absurd and totally enjoyable with very funny bits that left me with a hankering for more aiken and a better knowledge of king arthur's legend. This one, in which cute little jacanas (which hatch with claws on their wings, and use the claws to climb before they have wings that can fly) morph into man-eating raptors, and human sacrifices' bones are ground up to prolong a tyrant queen's life, goes beyond its. I do hope you enjoy it -- I'm on my third or fourth reread now! Turned out to be too complex and scary to read to him, so I read it myself. The Wolves Chronicles were, beneath their whimsy, meant to warn children that we do not live in a safe world. Throw away that Harry Potter garbage and give your kids Joan Aiken books instead! A Lake Country family is devastated after their puppy was stolen during a break and enter. So glad she wrote a lot. Dido Twite's back in a larky adventure story that boasts a free and spirited adaptation of Arthurian legend and a generous supply of menace and chills. Dido Twite is the best! Dido Twite, heroine of Black Hearts in Battersea and Nightbirds on Nantucket, is on her wildest adventure yet. Do these books need to be read in order, or would it be fine to start with this one? In order to navigate out of this carousel, please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. The queen is greatly distressed because a neighbouring king has stolen her lake. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer. [Joan Aiken] -- On her way to England from Nantucket aboard a British man-o'-war, Dido has many adventures when the ship is diverted to the land of New Cumbria in the southern hemisphere. Is she, as she claims, the widow of King Arthur? The queen is greatly distressed because a neighbouring king has stolen her lake. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages that interest you. I'm beginning to think I made a mistake following the Goodreads order for the Wolves series (which arranges the events in the books chronologically rather than following the order written), because this one, written much later than Nightbirds, had a much more complicated and I think less satisfying plot. Start by marking “The Stolen Lake (The Wolves Chronicles, #4)” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Buy a cheap copy of The Stolen Lake book by Joan Aiken. The first three books maybe had teeny-tiny glimpses of some freaky stuff, but this is where all the withcrafty, nightmarish evil explodes in full force upon your unsuspecting imagination. During the mythical reign of Britain's King George IV, the ship carrying 12-year-old Dido from Nantucket back to England is ordered to stop off in New Cumbria, a mysterious South American nation ruled by a suspiciously ancient queen. What an imagination she has ... it was a pleasure to read an installment set in a very different country than one is used to encountering in fantasy fiction (a South America colonized by the British very, very, early on, rather than the Spanish or Portuguese later). Buy The Stolen Lake by Aiken, Joan (ISBN: 9780606217330) from Amazon's Book Store. I LOVED this! BONNEY LAKE, Wash. — A Bonney Lake police officer fired his weapon while trying to contact the person inside a stolen car at a Fred Meyer in Bonney Lake on Tuesday morning. During the mythical reign of Britain's King George IV, the ship carrying 12-year-old Dido from Nantucket back to England is ordered to stop off in New Cumbria, a mysterious South American nation ruled by a suspiciously ancient queen. She was known as a writer of wild fantasy, Gothic novels and short stories. According to a news release issued Tuesday morning, officers were in the 15600-block of Thrift Avenue when they spotted a Rolls Royce Phantom in the garage of the residence they were attending. Home. Joan Aiken was a much loved English writer who received the MBE for services to Children's Literature. Compared to the last one I'd read (. For some reason, Aiken leaves off with her pseudo-Dickens mode, which makes this book a lot less amusing. 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