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!
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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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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I got to watch this movie and bond with my son over the mystic and loving points of life. I absolutely admire the movies and shows that you create. They teach my boy to have faith, courage, and most important -integrity & love. You’re going to be a kickass daddy one day! In a world of confusion I’m grateful that I have your creations to turn my son towards. We need more artists such as yourself. Much love sent your way- The Trudell Family xo
Great book I loved it the chapters are a bit too long A little scary overall amazing book