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. Perhaps it would be less jarring if I'd seen the style of the books evolve over time. 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. 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. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Out of all the books in Joan Aiken's Wolves of Willoughby Chase series, this is hands down the best. Refresh and try again. Just lovely. Buy the eBook. 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. Aiken's previous "Wolves" series editions stayed in relatively "real world" scenarios, but though "The Stolen Lake" gets off to a slow start aboard a ship, it transforms into a full-blown fantasy. For that matter, why did the midshipman of Dido's vessel take ill as soon as they arrived in port? According to Lake Country RCMP, the cash machine was pilfered from a … (OK, I haven't read Dido and Pa, but of the others.) Aiken’s usual taste for the grotesque and phantasmagoric leads to an awkward grafting of Arthurian parody onto an Incan setting in a Roman Latin America. Ships from and sold by Book Depository CA. The RCMP was notified about the break and enter around 5 pm on Thursday. 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 checked it out of the library to read to my five year old. Aiken took. 1-Click ordering is not available for this item. I'd expect any kid who has liked the J.K. Rowling or Lloyd alexander series would also enjoy this one as well. 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. The Stolen Lake - Ebook written by Joan Aiken. 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. AMAZON BARNES & NOBLE GET WEEKLY BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS: Email Address Subscribe Tweet. by Joan Aiken. A rich mixture of legend, fantasy, humour and pure snowballing adventure. 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. I could not believe it. Number four in the series was published out of order, by a different publisher, because it's...different. Prime members enjoy Free Two-Day Shipping, Free Same-Day or One-Day Delivery to select areas, Prime Video, Prime Music, Prime Reading, and more. A proper picaresque tale with Dido, the hero, living on her wits as she travels through through fictitious South American countries, watching fellow travellers being hunted to death, torn apart by aurocs, or eaten to death in seconds by piranhas. As always, unforgettable characters (Cap'n Hughes, Mr. Holystone, Elen, Bran...) that are always believable, no matter how fantastical the plot is, and well, an all round fascinating, entertaining, frightening, happy-ending, beautiful book. Although it is part of a series, it can definitely be read on its own. The Stolen Lake book. It is actually much better than I would have expected for a YA novel. 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. Turned out to be too complex and scary to read to him, so I read it myself. For that matter, why did the midshipman of Dido's vessel take ill as soon as they arrived in port? 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. Dido Twite, the quick-witted (and sharp-tongued) heroine of "Black Hearts in Battersea" and "Nightbirds on Nantucket," is back in this sequel. This is where things start to get weird. 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. more adventures of dido twite. anyone who likes alternative history with a touch of horror, Number four in the series was published out of order, by a different publisher, because it's...different. Dido Twite is the best! It was also surprising to learn (just now,) that this book was first published in 1981, a full fifteen years after the previous volume, "Nightbirds on Nantucket" - because the style throughout the series has been seamless. AVON LAKE, OH — Four vehicles were stolen out of driveways in Avon Lake this week, police announced. I only wish I'd joined Dido on her adventures when I was 10 instead of discovering them at nearly 40! My favourite (so far) in the sequence. The queen is greatly distressed because a neighbouring king has stolen her lake. The cars were stolen between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. on Tuesday. So glad she wrote a lot. Is she equal to the challenge? It's fun, I love my girl Dido, I just would have liked a little warning before the sudden sharp left into Arthurian mythos. Is she, as she claims, the widow of King Arthur? Unable to add item to Wish List. Ships from and sold by --SuperBookDeals-. BUY NOW FROM. Fast, FREE delivery, video streaming, music, and much more. And why aren't there. 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. This one was a little insane, though. Possibly the best of the Dido Twite Series. A Lake Country family is devastated after their puppy was stolen during a break and enter. 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. A pickup truck dragged a stolen bank ATM through Round Lake early Thursday, sparking a police chase that ended with the arrest of a suspect found hiding in a marsh, authorities said. Read it, but not as part of the series. Books 1-3 are REALLY good (so read those), but don't continue if you're not into horror movies and the like. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Stolen Lake (Wolves Chronicles Book 4). Turned out to be too complex and scary to read to him, so I read it myself. Delighted to read another Dido Twite adventure. A rich mixture of legend, fantasy, humour and pure snowballing adventure. I do love her all-out adventures, even when they go over the top, like this one. 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. 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. And why aren't there any girls Dido's age in the entire country? It's been a while since I read any Joan Aiken. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. this is where things started getting weird...before, it was just an alternate history. This one had passed me by and boy is it BIZARRE, A wonderful book for older kids. 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. The stolen lake. Read 74 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages that interest you. I do hope you enjoy it -- I'm on my third or fourth reread now! For some reason, Aiken leaves off with her pseudo-Dickens mode, which makes this book a lot less amusing. A Bonney Lake officer ran the license plate of a Honda Civic in a grocery store parking lot in the 20900 block of state Route 410 and found that it had been reported stolen. Reviewed in the United States on December 26, 2017. Still, the first half, before it becomes mixed up in. Great Books to Give the Kids This Holiday. Now back in print, THE CUCKOO TREE and THE STOLEN LAKE continue the Wolves Chronicles, the exhilarating and imaginative series that stemmed from Joan Aiken’s classic THE WOLVES OF WILLOUGHBY CHASE. Dido Twite, the quick-witted (and sharp-tongued) heroine of "Black Hearts in Battersea" and "Nightbirds on Nantucket," is back in this sequel. Dido Twite, heroine of Black Hearts in Battersea and Nightbirds on Nantucket, is on her wildest adventure yet. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Dido Twite, the quick-witted (and sharp-tongued) heroine of "Black Hearts in Battersea" and "Nightbirds on Nantucket," is back in this sequel. KIRKUS REVIEW. 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. Is she equal to the challenge? WEST VALLEY CITY — A man allegedly fleeing police in a stolen vehicle was arrested after hitting another car and causing it to roll over. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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. Hilarious. 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. She was known as a writer of wild fantasy, Gothic novels and short stories. Expectation is a funny business is it not? 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. Here we have the Arthurian legend added to the story, and some very nasty characters indeed who maintain their own lives at any cost. 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). In order to navigate out of this carousel, please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Arthurian plot has fun with King Arthur and his lady who has been waiting for his return for hundreds of years. We’d love your help. Do these books need to be read in order, or would it be fine to start with this one? If you like Harry Potter, you'll love Dido Twite! Wildly imaginative plots and creatures Dido must cope with. Though be sure that they are OK with some scary stuff first, as this does have some pretty scary stuff in it. A rich mixture of legend, fantasy, humour and pure snowballing adventure. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. If so, how has she managed to survive the centuries? Home. White Rock police say a pre-Christmas curfew check led to the recovery of a rare luxury car stolen nearly a year ago in West Vancouver. I checked it out of the library to read to my five year old. 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. The actual order is as follows: A Ripping Yarn! Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer. 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. 'Hadn't expected that, but after a quick adjustment of expectations this became a spectacular adventure, one I was happy to experience. It really has no connection to the other books in the series, and I don't think that it's the greatest read for very young children, however it is the most thrilling, the least predictable, DEFINITELY the most imaginative, and the most mature. The video was posted on … “They came to the high stone shaft with the face of Sul; they descended to the terrace below. Still, the first half, Delighted to read another Dido Twite adventure. 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. 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. 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. No Kindle device required. 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. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. 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 fairly good writing, and a pretty interesting plot, but it has no relevance whatsoever to the rest of the books. Search. [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. 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. Is she equal to the challenge? The Stolen Lake (The Wolves Chronicles, #4). Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published And why aren't there any girls Dido's age in the entire country? The writing is fairly complex, the characters are fully realized, and the action is engaging and exciting throughout. Something went wrong. THE STOLEN LAKE. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Perhaps it would be less jarring if I'd seen the style of the books evolve over time. Please try your request again later. Is she, as she claims, the widow of King Arthur? The queen is greatly distressed because a neighbouring king has stolen her lake. The Wolves Chronicles were, beneath their whimsy, meant to warn children that we do not live in a safe world. She's voyaging back to England but encounters all sorts of adventures in this terrifically realised alternative history. The Stolen Lake is set in an alternate history in which, during the Saxon invasion of Britain, a large community of (Romans and Briton) refugees fled to South America and founded the countries of Hy Brasil, New Cumbria and Lyonesse. 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. Part of a series (but the first of them I've read) which began with. Best Forgotten Fantasy of the 20th Century, James Davis Nicoll's "100 SF/F Books You Should Consider Reading in the New Year", Across the Wall: A Tale of the Abhorsen and Other Stories. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 21, 2013, Dido Twite: Unlikely but Unmistakable Heroine, Reviewed in the United States on May 21, 2020. Search for Library Items Search for … [The concept of Arthur reborn and Ginevra (not Guinevere?) Joan Aiken was a much loved English writer who received the MBE for services to Children's Literature. I'd expect any kid who has liked the J.K. Rowling or Lloyd alexander series would also enjoy this one as well. 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. To say the least. living for 1300 years simply staggered me. I wasn't expecting to enjoy this one as much as others in the series, but ended up really liking it. This only scratches the surface of the detail of "The Stolen Lake". Find all the books, read about the author and more. A lot of gruesomeness for a children’s book but I guess that worked for the Grimm brothers. Dido faces fire, flood, wild beasts and, ultimately, threat of execution in order to get the lake back. The wonderful Dido Twite finds herself in Roman America involved in an adventure in part based on Arthurian legend. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 4, 2014. 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. Dido faces fire, flood, wild beasts and, ultimately, threat of execution in order to get the lake back. The writing is fairly complex, the characters are fully realized, and the action is engaging and exciting throughout. Buy The Stolen Lake by Aiken, Joan (ISBN: 9780606217330) from Amazon's Book Store. All in all, a fun, fast, rollicking read for youngsters and adults alike. Readers Who Have Enjoyed 'The Wolves Chronicles', This title marks the point at which Aiken's. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. 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. Police in the Central Okanagan are requesting public help after an ATM was stolen early Tuesday. Dido suffers from interacting with only adults, versus her youthful friends of. Please try again. 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. Though be sure that they are OK. A wonderful book for older kids. Dido Twite in American New Cumbria on her wildest adventure yet. Welcome back. Buy a cheap copy of The Stolen Lake book by Joan Aiken. Throw away that Harry Potter garbage and give your kids Joan Aiken books instead! I LOVED this! 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. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. 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. Having rediscovered Joan Aiken with my daughter I find there are many more books in the series than I read as a child. 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. The shooting happened about 10:14 a.m. in the 20900 block of State Route 410, according to the Pierce County Sheriff's Department. So inventive! 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. in this volume, the ship she's on, bound for england, must make an emergency stop in not-south-america, to assist one a tyrannical (and crazy) queen, whose lake has been stolen by a neighboring country. 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. Too long! So much unexpected adventure and story. The book ends surprisingly sadly for a children's book and you have to take a deep breath (with Dido) and turn to an uncertain future where things might, or might not work out. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. If so, how has she managed to survive the centuries? Tami Charles is a former teacher and the author of picture books, middle grade and young adult novels, and nonfiction. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The Stolen Lake. Dido Twite is a great character! MUCH more adventurous than the previous books in the series. The Wolves Chronicles were, beneath their whimsy, meant to warn children that we do not live in a safe world. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. This was a good read, though not quite as good as the Wolves of Willoughby Chase. © 2008-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates, The Stolen Lake (Wolves Chronicles Book 4), Literature & Fiction for Children (Books). 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. by Red Fox. Others in the series I expected to really enjoy and ended up not liking as much. Dido faces fire, flood, wild beasts and, ultimately, threat of execution in order to get the lake back. To say the least. I love Aiken's Wolves Chronicles, but this one isn't even worth being part of the series. It is actually much better than I would have expected for a YA novel. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. 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. Oh man - I really thought Dido was a goner this time! very strange and not at all worth reading. 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. 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. The ideas, the plot, the situations go beyond the merely outrageous and into the sublimely wonderful. This is a masterpiece of children's fantasy, and Dido Twite must surely be one of the great heroines of children's literature. 27/441 in Lady Lake. The creativity is awe-inspiring, the writing beautiful and the stories exhilirating. My least favorite of the series so far. The Stolen Lake (Wolves Chronicles Book 4) - Kindle edition by Aiken, Joan. DNF. The coincidences felt too numerous, the story didn't make sense without accepting its magic, and accepting its magic screwed up my entire understanding of Aiken's world. with the Stolen Lake and King Arthur coming back and old ladies eating peoples bones in mush and other odd things, Joan Aiken stole my heart and simultaneously weirded me out. "The Stolen Lake is zanier and more devilishly fiendish than ever" * The New York Times * "A natural storyteller with the gift of endless and usually comic invention" * Guardian * "Joan Aiken's imagination is inexhaustible" * Daily Telegraph * "Joan Aiken is the best contemporary writer of historical fantasy we have" -- Susan Hill 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 was a little insane, though. If so, how has she managed to survive the centuries? Dido's survival looks questionable but then she is rescued by her ship captain who floats into play with a flying machine. As always, great fun, but this time in South America. January 6th 2005 One of my favourites. Is she, as she claims, the widow of King Arthur? I’ll say it again — it’s awkward. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 4, 2011. Really, Joan Aiken is so wonderful - girls with grit and a sense of adventure and humour - lots and lots of imagination and Dickensian plots. The queen is greatly distressed because a neighbouring king has stolen her lake. The legends of King Arthur and Guinevere that play such a major part in this book are completely improbable. 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. All in all, a fun, fast, rollicking read for youngsters and adults alike. This should be compulsory reading for ALL. Compared to the last one I'd read (. Nightbirds on Nantucket: Wolves of Willoughby Chase, #3: The Wolves of Willoughby Chase Series, The Cuckoo Tree: Wolves of Willoughby Chase, #6: The Wolves of Willoughby Chase Series, Limbo Lodge: Wolves of Willoughby Chase, #5: The Wolves of Willoughby Chase Series, Dido and Pa: Wolves of Willoughby Chase, #7: The Wolves of Willoughby Chase Series, Black Hearts in Battersea: Wolves of Willoughby Chase, #2. [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. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. 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. 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