We’re very please to welcome Jacqueline West for the release of Still Life, the final book in the award-winning The Books of Elsewhere fantasy series for young readers. Beginning with The Shadows, the series follows the adventures of eleven-year-old Olive Dunwoody as she travels to Elsewhere: the world inside the antique paintings on the walls of the old stone house on Linden Street. In Still Life, a field trip to the local art museum reveals a shock: a new painting that moves. Olive discovers it to be a pentimento—a canvas that's been painted over twice. Could the under-painting be a new portal Elsewhere?
What Olive finds inside will create a chain of events that propel her to discoveries she may not wish to uncover, involving Morton's vanished parents and the very deepest, darkest roots of Aldous McMartin's painted world. In this fifth and final book, Olive must seek the full, complex story of Elsewhere, its origins, and its creator, and in so doing, face her own fears and limitations—and possibly the destruction of Elsewhere itself. How far will Olive go