The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle

Version: Unabridged
Author: Janet Fox
Narrator: Fiona Hardingham
Genres: Educational, Fiction, Teen
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
Published In: March 2016
# of Units: 8 CDs
Length: 9 hours, 30 minutes
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Keep calm and carry on.
That s what Katherine Bateson s father told her, and that s what she s trying to do: when her father goes off to the war, when her mother sends Kat and her brother and sister away from London to escape the incessant bombing, even when the children arrive at Rookskill Castle, an ancient, crumbling manor on the misty Scottish highlands.
But it s hard to keep calm in the strange castle that seems haunted by ghosts or worse. What s making those terrifying screeches and groans at night? Why do the castle s walls seem to have a mind of their own? And why do people seem to mysteriously appear and disappear?
Kat believes she knows the answer: Lady Eleanor, who rules Rookskill Castle, is harboring a Nazi spy. But when her classmates begin to vanish, one by one, Kat must uncover the truth about what the castle actually harbors and who Lady Eleanor really is before it's too late.

Author Details

Author Details

Fox, Janet

Janet Fox is a former teacher and a writer of fiction and nonfiction. She is the author of the award-winning "Get Organized Without Losing it, " written for middle-school children. She has written two young adult novels, "Faithful"and "Forgiven", companion novels. She is a graduate of the MFA/Writing for Children and Young Adults program at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Janet lives with her husband and their college-age son in the mountains of Montana. Visit her online at,, Twitter: @janetsfox,,