When eleven-year-old Olive and her distracted parents move into an old Victorian mansion, Olive finds herself ensnared in a dark plan involving some mysterious paintings, a trapped and angry nine-year-old boy, and three talking cats.
A wonderful book! I did my Senior Honor's Thesis as an undergrad on censorship of children's fantasy literature. I still scratch my head in disbelief that this book full of wholesome family values like "don't lie, take responsibility for your actions and be careful if you walk into a strange magic shop" was censored. Sheesh!