The House With A Clock In Its Walls (lewis Barnavelt)Consumers Rate this
- Number of Pages: 179
- English (Unknown)
- English (Original Language)
- English (Published)
John Bellairs, the name in Gothic mysteries for middle graders, wrote terrifying tales complete of adventure, attitude, and alarm. Loyal fans and enticed newcomers will love the series even more with this haunting new appear! Now, the ten top-selling titles feature an updated cover look. For years, young readers have crept, crawled, and gone bump inside the night with the unlikely heroes of these Gothic novels: Lewis Barnavelt, Johnny Dixon, and Anthony Monday.
Lewis always dreamed of living in an old house full of secret passageways, hidden rooms, and big marble fireplaces. When he discovers that his big friendly uncle is also a wizard, Lewis has a hard time keeping himself from jumping up and down in his seat. Doomsday draws near--unless Lewis can stop the clock! And when Lewis accidentally awakens the dead on Halloween night, the clock only ticks louder and faster. And suddenly, immediately after the death of his parents, he finds himself in just such a mansion--his Uncle Jonathan's. Unfortunately, what Lewis doesn't bank on will likely be the reality that the previous owner of the mansion was also a wizard--but an evil a single who has placed a tick-tocking clock somewhere inside the bowels of the house, marking off the minutes till the finish of the planet.
This may possibly be a deliciously chilling tale, with healthy doses of humor and compassion thrown in for good measure. (Ages 9 to 12) --Emilie Coulter Edward Gorey's unmistakable pen and ink style (as noticed in numerous picture books, including The Shrinking of Treehorn and Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats) perfectly complements John Bellairs's wry, touching story of a lonely boy, his quirky uncle, as properly because the ghost of mansions past.
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