By Mark Steensland
A woman stumbles right into a wonderful international during this story ideal for lovers of Coraline, Alice in Wonderland, and The Twilight Zone.
Spending the summer time at her grandmother's home is the very last thing Sarah desires to do—especially now that Grandma Winnie has died—but she has no selection. Her mom and dad need to repair where up earlier than they could promote it, and Sarah and her brother, Billy, need to aid. however the tedious paintings becomes an exciting secret whilst Sarah discovers an unfinished letter her grandmother wrote: unusual issues are taking place at the back of the bookcase. . . .
Sarah's mom dismisses the letter as one in every of Grandma Winnie's loopy tales, yet Sarah does a few investigating and makes a outstanding discovery: at the back of the bookcase is a doorway into Scotopia, the land the place shadows come from. With a speaking cat named Balthazat as her advisor, Sarah starts off an unforgettable experience right into a international choked with numerous risks. Who can she belief? and will she face her fears, not just in Scotopia, but additionally again at Grandma Winnie's condo, the place extra secrets and techniques and unusual goings-on watch for her?
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Behind the Bookcase by Mark Steensland