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House of secrets /

by Columbus, Chris [author.]; Vizzini, Ned [author.]; Call, Greg [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: House of secrets: bk. 1.Publisher: New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2013]Edition: First edition.Description: 490 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780062192462 (trade bdg.) :; 0062192469 (trade bdg.); 9780062259646 (international ed.); 0062259644 (international ed.); 9780062192479 (paperback); 0062192477 (paperback).Title notes: BRA $17.99 6-2014 (db)Subject(s): Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction | Supernatural -- Fiction | Brothers and sisters -- Fiction | Books and reading -- Fiction | Dwellings -- Fiction | Fantasy | Paranormal fiction | Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction | Books and reading -- Juvenile fiction | Occult fictionOnline resources: Cover image Summary: Cordelia, Brendan, and Eleanor Walker, aged fifteen to eight, must rely on a mysterious book to face the Wind Witch and her father, the Storm King, who have kidnapped Dr. and Mrs. Walker and brought them to a strange world of magic.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p>Hailed as "a breakneck, jam-packed roller coaster of an adventure" by J. K. Rowling, this New York Times bestseller is the first installment in the explosive tween fantasy series by famed Hollywood director Chris Columbus (of Harry Potter fame) and bestselling author Ned Vizzini (It's Kind of a Funny Story).</p> <p>Siblings Brendan, Eleanor, and Cordelia Walker once had everything they could ever want. But everything changed when Dr. Walker lost his job. Now the family must relocate to an old Victorian house, formerly the home of occult novelist Denver Kristoff--a house that simultaneously feels creepy and too good to be true. By the time the Walkers realize that one of their neighbors has sinister plans for them, they're banished to a primeval forest way off the grid.</p> <p>Bloodthirsty medieval warriors patrol the woods around them, supernatural pirates roam the neighboring seas, and a power-hungry queen rules the land. To survive, the siblings will have to be braver than they ever thought possible--and to fight against their darkest impulses. The key may lie in their own connection to the secret Kristoff legacy. But as they unravel that legacy, they'll discover that it's not just their family that's in danger . . . it's the entire world.</p>

"End of book 1"--Page 490.

Cordelia, Brendan, and Eleanor Walker, aged fifteen to eight, must rely on a mysterious book to face the Wind Witch and her father, the Storm King, who have kidnapped Dr. and Mrs. Walker and brought them to a strange world of magic.

BRA $17.99 6-2014 (db)

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Horn Book Review

Moving into a new house launches three siblings into cinema-ready hijinks. Transported into a mash-up of the former owner's fantasy-adventure books, they are charged with finding a powerful (and evil) book. Part Inkheart, part Lemony Snicket, this whirlwind nonsensical tour of adventure-novel clichis prioritizes action over character development but turns out enough impressive set pieces to win over genre fans. (c) Copyright 2013. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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