Behind the Bookcase (Paperback)

By Mark Steensland, Kelly Murphy (Illustrator)
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A girl stumbles into a fantastic world in this tale perfect for fans of "Coraline, Alice in" "Wonderland," and "The Twilight"" ""Zone."
Spending the summer at her grandmother's house is the last thing Sarah wants to do especially now that Grandma Winnie has died but she has no choice. Her parents have to fix the place up before they can sell it, and Sarah and her brother, Billy, have to help. But the tedious work turns into a thrilling mystery when Sarah discovers an unfinished letter her grandmother wrote: "Strange things are happening behind the bookcase. . . ."
Sarah's mother dismisses the letter as one of Grandma Winnie's crazy stories, but Sarah does some investigating and makes a remarkable discovery: behind the bookcase is a doorway into Scotopia, the land where shadows come from. With a talking cat named Balthazat as her guide, Sarah begins an unforgettable adventure into a world filled with countless dangers. Who can she trust? And can she face her fears, not only in Scotopia, but also back at Grandma Winnie's house, where more secrets and strange goings-on await her?

About the Author

Kelly Murphy grew up surrounded by swamps and marshes that she explored with her six other siblings in southern New England. If you'd like to see more of Kelly's work, please visit
Product Details
ISBN: 9780385740722
ISBN-10: 0385740727
Publisher: Yearling Books
Publication Date: September 10th, 2013
Pages: 263
Language: English