Joan Aiken, daughter of the American writer Conrad Aiken, was born in Rye, Sussex, England, and has written more than sixty books for children, including The Wolves of Willoughby Chase.
and now, I'm reading it to my 6th grade son.
We are still working through it, but he's enjoying the book. At first, it wasn't grabbing him. Read more
I really liked the plot and how the story creeped up on you.
I recommend this book highly and if your not sure if you should read it, I think you should.
I found this book a good deal better than the first in the series. I was more accustomed to Aiken's airy disregard of plausibilityand practicality(eg. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Sylvia A. Kelso
This is the sequel to the excellent "The Wolves of Willoughby Chase". My daughter read that book in school and then I read this one to her at home. Read morePublished on June 28, 2012 by Sir Furboy
Young Simon comes to London at the invitation of his old mentor, but when he arrives his mentor is nowhere to be found. Read morePublished on July 28, 2011 by Juushika
I went to Amazon to order this book, as I had found copies of the other two books in the Joan Aiken trilogy from when my children were young, but could not find our old copy of... Read morePublished on August 17, 2009 by Grannie-Annie
Joan Aiken, Black Hearts in Battersea (Houghton Mifflin, 1964)
The second novel in Joan Aiken's Wolves saga follows Simon, the woods-dwelling boy from The Wolves of... Read more
I saw this book when I was a child and wanted to read it then (it had a cool cover with a kind of blimp/airship on it). Read morePublished on November 7, 2006 by Caraculiambro
I loved this book. Simon comes up to London and from the start, people are trying to get rid of him for reasons unknown to him. Read morePublished on March 16, 2005 by Priya