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 magicians! 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 Selenna Izard. It seems that Selenna and her husband built a timepiece into the walls--a clock that could obliterate humankind. And only the Barnavelts can stop it!
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
John Bellairs’ 1973 cult classic belongs on the list of playful kids’ novels that only get better as you grow up; it ranks up there with gems like The Phantom Tollbooth and the Lemony Snicket books. It’s the spookily fun story of misfit orphan Lewis, who learns that his uncle Jonathan is a wizard living in a home cursed by practitioners of dark magic. When Lewis accidentally releases a dangerous sorceress’ soul, he’s forced to square off against the demons himself. Fast-paced and crisply plotted, The House with a Clock in Its Walls—adapted into a movie with Cate Blanchett and Jack Black—is a blast to read and reread.
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This book was just overall excellent!
The house with a clock in it’s walls
This is a great book for those who have read Harry Potter and are looking for something to read that is like it.
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