Wayward Children

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,555 ratings

Every Heart a Doorway Publisher's Summary

Eleanor West's Home for Wayward Children
No Solicitations
No Visitors
No Quests

Children have always disappeared under the right conditions - slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere...else. But magical lands have little need for used-up miracle children.

Nancy tumbled once, but now she's back. The things she's experienced...they change a person. The children under Miss West's care understand all too well. And each of them is seeking a way back to their own fantasy world. But Nancy's arrival marks a change at the home. There's a darkness just around each corner, and when tragedy strikes, it's up to Nancy and her newfound schoolmates to get to the heart of things. No matter the cost.

©2016 Seanan McGuire (P)2016 Macmillan Audio
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  • Book 1

    • Every Heart a Doorway

    • By: Seanan McGuire
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Hopkins
    • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 949
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 891
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 891

    Children have always disappeared under the right conditions - slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere...else. But magical lands have little need for used-up miracle children. Nancy tumbled once, but now she's back. The things she's experienced...they change a person. The children under Miss West's care understand all too well. And each of them is seeking a way back to their own fantasy world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Utterly Moving

    • By tm on 07-12-16

    Regular price: $20.29

  • Book 2

    • Down Among the Sticks and Bones

    • By: Seanan McGuire
    • Narrated by: Seanan McGuire
    • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 352
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 327
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 326

    Seanan McGuire returns to her popular Wayward Children series with Down Among the Sticks and Bones - a truly stand-alone story suitable for adult and young adult listeners of urban fantasy, and the follow-up to the Alex Award-winning, Hugo and Nebula finalist, Tiptree Honor List Every Heart a Doorway.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Spectacular fairy tale from an amazing author/narrator!

    • By Laura on 10-18-17

    Regular price: $14.17

  • Book 3

    • Beneath the Sugar Sky

    • By: Seanan McGuire
    • Narrated by: Michelle Dockrey
    • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 254
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236

    When Rini lands with a literal splash in the pond behind Eleanor West's Home for Wayward Children, the last thing she expects to find is that her mother, Sumi, died years before Rini was even conceived. But Rini can't let Reality get in the way of her quest - not when she has an entire world to save! (Much more common than one would suppose.) If she can't find a way to restore her mother, Rini will have more than a world to save: She will never have been born in the first place.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a tear-jerker!

    • By Neubauje on 01-11-18

    Regular price: $20.29

  • Book 4

    • In an Absent Dream

    • By: Seanan McGuire
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Hopkins
    • Length: Not Yet Known
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    This fourth entry and prequel tells the story of Lundy, a very serious young girl who would rather study and dream than become a respectable housewife and live up to the expectations of the world around her. As well she should. When she finds a doorway to a world founded on logic and reason, riddles and lies, she thinks she's found her paradise. Alas, everything costs at the goblin market, and when her time there is drawing to a close, she makes the kind of bargain that never plays out well. 

    Regular price: $20.29