The ElseWhere Chronicles is a great story for readers from ages eight and up, but is written for all ages, including teens and older. We think it’s a lot like Jeff Smith’s Bone in that way: it has its scary moments, and its serious times, but it’s also funny (sometimes!), exciting, fast-paced, and all about friendship in a land on the other side of a very unusual movie projector.
The ElseWhere Chronicles will be published in softcover (paperback) and in a hardcover edition for libraries and schools. Both editions will feature the endpapers and the other art created by Bannister for the series.
Read only the description for Book One if you want to stay unspoiled about the plots. . . .
Book One: The Shadow Door
It’s bad enough when Max, Rebecca, Noah, and Theo just think Grandpa Gabe’s house is haunted. But then the old movie projector in the library opens a passageway to a world of monsters and creatures made of shadows—a place of secrets and dangers set loose when the sun sets. The only weapons to fight them lie in the land on the other side of the Shadow Door. . . .
Book Two: The Shadow Spies
Stranded—on the other side of the Shadow Door! Rebecca and Max set out across the dangerous lands of ElseWhere to find a way home. Wherever there is darkness, the Shadow Spies, servants of the Master of Shadows, lie in wait to stop them. Back at home, Noah and Theo are working on a rescue. With the clues left behind by Grandpa Gabe and the help of new allies, can they find another passageway, and keep the Shadow Spies from destroying our world?
Book Three: The Master of Shadows
Rebecca, Max, Noah, and Theo are reunited and on the run. And the Master of Shadows himself is close behind. Nowhere is safe—monsters lurk in the water and on land, and the Shadow Spies strike at nightfall. All they have to guide them are stranger and stranger clues left by Grandpa Gabe. Can the four of them untangle Grandpa Gabe’s secrets in time? What will it cost them to stop the Shadows?