The House With A Clock in Its Walls

The House With A Clock in Its Walls

Paperback - 2004
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John Bellairs, the name in Gothic mysteries for middle graders, wrote terrifying tales full of adventure, attitude and alarm. For years, young readers have crept, crawled, and gone bump in the night with the unlikely heroes of these Gothic novels: Lewis Barnavelt, Johnny Dixon, and Anthony Monday. Now, the ten top-selling titles feature an updated cover look. Loyal fans and enticed newcomers will love the series even more with this haunting new look! Orphaned Lewis Barnavelt comes to live with his Uncle Jonathan and quickly learns that both his uncle and his next-door neighbor are witches on a quest to discover the terrifying clock ticking within the walls of Jonathan's house. Can the three of them save the world from certain destruction?
Published: New York : Puffin Books, 2004.
ISBN: 9780142402573
0142402575
9781417635139
1417635134
9780756952570
0756952573
Branch Call Number: J BEL
Characteristics: 179 p. :,ill. ;,20 cm
Additional Contributors: Gorey, Edward 1925-2000.

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horthhill
Oct 24, 2018

The House with a Clock in Its Walls by John Bellairs is a kid-sized horror novel. Our hero is 10 year-old orphan Lewis who is sent to live with his warlock uncle Jonathan. Supernatural weirdness happens in the appropriately spooky gothic mansion that becomes Lewis' home. After Lewis, to his surprise, re-invigorates the dead, things get serious. But, oddly, the weird "clock in the walls" disappears for much of the story only to be re-introduced quite late. Its demise is awfully swift. Quite a good story, though.

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cularien
Oct 03, 2018

This book was just fine. It wasn't great, nor was it terrible - just middle of the road. Entertaining enough to keep reading, but I can't say I'll pick up subsequent books in the series or watch the movie. (Having seen the movie previews, I do think Jack Black was definitely well cast.)

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PimaLib_WilliamB May 06, 2015

Young Lewis has lost his parents and moves in with his quirky uncle in a new town atop a hill. Lewis's uncle Jonathan also happens to be a small-time wizard and lives in a mansion with a lot of secrets, including some that could cause a lot of trouble for the curious Lewis.

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