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 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!
Is there no end to the suspense John Bellairs can create? (School Library Journal, starred review) Thereï¿½s suspense and action aplenty. . . . Perfect for the pre-Stephen King set. (Booklist)
Brace yourself for a wild ride. (Kirkus Reviews)
Series: John Bellairs Mysteries
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Number Of Pages: 179
Published: 3rd August 2004
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.68 x 12.7 x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.15