The House with a Clock in Its Walls (Paperback)

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By John Bellairs, Edward Gorey (Illustrator)
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Description


A haunting gothic tale by master mysery writer John Bellairs--soon to be a major motion picture starring Cate Blanchett and Jack Black

"The House With a Clock in Its Walls will cast its spell for a long time."--The New York Times Book Review

When Lewis Barnavelt, an orphan. comes to stay with his uncle Jonathan, he expects to meet an ordinary person. But he is wrong. Uncle Jonathan and his next-door neighbor, Mrs. Zimmermann, are both witches Lewis is thrilled. At first, watchng magic is enough. Then Lewis experiments with magic himself and unknowingly resurrects the former owner of the house: a woman named Serenna Izard. It seems that Serenna and her husband built a timepiece into the walls--a clock that could obliterate humankind. And only the Barnavelts can stop it.

About the Author


John Bellairs (1938-1991) was the critically acclaimed, best-selling author of many Gothic novels for middle-graders, including the novels starring Johnny Dixon and Lewis Barnavelt.

Praise For…


Is there no end to the suspense John Bellairs can create? (School Library Journal, starred review)

ThereÆs suspense and action aplenty. . . . Perfect for the pre-Stephen King set. (Booklist)

Brace yourself for a wild ride. (Kirkus Reviews)

Product Details
ISBN: 9780142402573
ISBN-10: 0142402575
Publisher: Puffin Books
Publication Date: August 3rd, 2004
Pages: 179
Language: English
Series: John Bellairs Mysteries