Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 4 - 7n/a6.196516
Annika is happy living in the servants' quarters of a house owned by three eccentric professors. She adores Ellie and Sigrid, the cook and housemaid who found her as a baby, abandoned on a church doorstep. In the eleven years since, they have taught her how to bake and clean to perfection. Then one day a glamorous stranger arrives, claiming to be Annika's mother. Annika is no servant, she learns, but an aristocrat whose true home is an ancient castle. But at crumbling Spittal, Annika discovers that all is not as it seems in the lives of her newfound family. . .

Hardcover, 416 pages
Published on October 25, 2004 by Dutton Juvenile
ISBN-10: 0525473475
ISBN-13: 9780525473473
2 Book Reviews
  • otter
    otterover 7 years55 stars
    Best. Book. EVER!!! I used to love Eva Ibbotson, and this is definitely her best book.. By far.
    • anji0932
      anji0932over 8 years55 stars
      It was a really interesting great book I could read it over and over again definite 5 stars