Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.
|Statement||illustrated by David West and written by Anita Ganeri.|
|Series||The dark side|
|Contributions||Ganeri, Anita, 1961-|
|LC Classifications||BF1556 .W47 2011|
|The Physical Object|
|ISBN 10||9781615318995, 9781448815708, 9781448815715|
|LC Control Number||2010002478|
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