Shadows of the Silver Screen

As the age of the silent film dawns, a mysterious filmmaker approaches the Penny Dreadful with a proposal to turn Montgomery Flinch’s sinister stories into motion pictures. With Monty starring in the production, filming begins but is plagued by a series of strange and frightening events. As Monty pleads with Penelope to help him, she is drawn into the mystery, but soon finds herself trapped in a nightmare penned by her own hand. Can Penelope uncover the filmmaker’s dark secret in time?

  • 256 Pages
  • 5.5" x 8"
  • 9780807573181
  • March 2015

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  • May 2015

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  • Great fun and delightfully suspenseful, balancing a blend of gothic fantasy with a well-constructed homage to penny-dreadful tales.

    - Booklist Online

  • Once again, Edge’s deft use of Gothic elements ensures maximum chills and suspense as Penelope and pals race to outwit Gold and his contraption in a dramatic conclusion. The spunky heroine is a captivating one, as is her deliciously sensational adventure.

    - Kirkus Reviews

Common Core

RL.6.1,2,3,4,5,6,9,10 L.6.3,3a,3b,4,4a,4d,5 W.6.3,3a,3b,3c,3d,3e,4,9,9a,10


  • Accelerated Reader Points: 9
  • ATOS Level: 7.4