The Children Of London Are Vanishing No one knows why, so Is Twite, younger sister of Dido Twite (from Dido and Pa and Nightbirds on Nantucket), sets out to discover the whereabouts of Arun, her cousin, and Davie, the king's only son -- both missing. Is soon finds herself aboard a secret midnight train heading north to Playland, a place of fun and frolic and dancing every night, or so they say.... Instead of fun, Is is heading straight into horrible, horrible danger...and exciting, terrifying adventure! From the Trade Paperback edition.
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|Grouped Work ID||23f8803b-5b67-493e-718d-47b1b40669ca|
|Grouping Title||is underground|
|Grouping Author||aiken joan|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-09-29 04:24:20AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-10-17 04:58:08AM|
|detailed_location_santafe||Online Hoopla Collection|
|display_description||The children of London are disappearing-can Is solve the mystery before she vanishes too? Is Twite, younger sister of the daring Dido, is on a desperate mission. An uncle she never knew just showed up at the cottage she shares with her sister Penny. He is being pursued by ravening wolves, and before he dies, the uncle begs her to find his missing son-Is's cousin, Arun. The quest takes Is to London-a city mysteriously devoid of children, including the king's only son and heir. Is soon finds herself aboard the Playland Express, a secret midnight train that leaves town once a month, just before the new moon. The kids aboard believe they're headed to a far-off kingdom filled with fun and games. In reality, Playland is a freezing underground city ruled by the greedy "Gold Kingy," who has lured the youngsters there under false pretenses. His real objective is to put them to work in the coal mines. But the worst is yet to come: Gold Kingy is none other than Is's other uncle Roy! Now it's up to Is to avoid a terrible fate and use her wits, ingenuity, and powers of telepathic communication to free the children. Is Underground is the 8th book in the award-winning Wolves Chronicles, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order. This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Joan Aiken including rare images from the author's estate.|
|subject_facet||Adventures and adventurers -- Juvenile fiction|
Coal mines and mining -- Juvenile fiction
England -- Juvenile fiction
|title_full||Is Underground [electronic resource] Aiken, Joan.|
|topic_facet||Adventures and adventurers|
Coal mines and mining