Jacqueline West, Writer

Bestselling author of The Books of Elsewhere and Dreamers Often Lie

The Second Spy

The Books of Elsewhere, Volume Three

The Second Spy

Some terrifying things have happened to Olive in the old stone house, but none as scary as starting junior high. When she plummets through a hole in her backyard, however, she discovers two things that may change her mind: First, the wicked Annabelle McMartin is back. Second, there's a secret in an underground room that unlocks not one but two of Elsewhere's biggest, most powerful, most dangerous forces yet. With the house's guardian cats acting suspicious, her best friend threatening to move away, and her ally Morton starting to rebel, Olive isn't sure where to turn. Will she figure it out in time? Or will she be lured into Elsewhere, and trapped there for good? Published by Dial Books in July 2012

Recognition for The Second Spy

The Books of Elsewhere series continues to delight.

- Kids' Indie Next List

West brings her poet's touch, along with a generous serving of whimsy, to these pages. Olive's everyday problems make her relatable and sympathetic, while her superhuman problems tickle the imagination.

- Minneapolis Star Tribune

Readers will cheer as Olive and her friends - furry and otherwise - learn to trust and depend on each other in this volume. And they will be thrilled when author West concludes this volume with plenty of possibilities for future installments.

- Common Sense Media

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Every once in a while a book or a series of books come along that really grab your attention. The most recent book to stand out for me: "The Second Spy," Volume 3 in The Books of Elsewhere series… And boy, does it live up to its predecessors.

- Cracking the Cover

The books just get more vivid and more fun as you go…

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