Alistair Grim's Odditorium /Material type: BookPublisher: Los Angeles : Disney, Hyperion, Edition: First edition.Description: 412 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9781484700068 :; 1484700066 :.Subject(s): Magic -- Fiction | Apprentices -- Fiction | Dwellings -- Fiction | Animals, Mythical -- Fiction | Imaginary creatures -- Fiction | Orphans -- Fiction | London (England) -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction | Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 -- FictionOnline resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description Summary: In Victorian England, Grubb, an orphan about twelve years old, escapes his life of drudgery as a chimney sweep's apprentice and finds himself in a very strange house filled with magical objects and creatures, but soon he learns that there are dark forces seeking his new master.
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A New York Times Best Seller "Verne-ian fantasy and reversal of fortune à la Dickens willlure readers into this good-vs.-evil series debut."-Kirkus Reviews<br> <br> "Ideal for kids who loved Percy Jackson and Harry Potter." -Booklist<br> <br> "With a dash of Dickens and more than a bit of Rowling, this first book in a proposed series should have no trouble finding an audience."-VOYA<br> <br> Grubb, age twelve (or thereabouts), has never known anything beyond his miserable existence as a chimney sweep, paid only in insults and abuse by his cruel master.<br> <br> All of that changes the day he stows away in the coach belonging to a mysterious guest at the inn that he is tasked with cleaning. Grubb emerges from Alistair Grim's trunk and into the wondrous world of the Odditorium. Fueled by a glowing blue energy that Grubb can only begin to understand, the Odditorium is home to countless enchanted objects and an eccentric crew that embraces Grubb as one of their own.<br> <br> There's no time for Grubb to settle into his new role as apprentice to the strange, secretive Mr. Grim. When the Odditorium comes under attack, Grubb is whisked off on a perilous adventure. Only he can prevent the Odditorium's magic from falling into evil hands-and his new family from suffering a terrible fate.<br> <br> Grubb knows he's no hero. He's just a chimney sweep. But armed with only his courage and wits, Grubb will confront the life-or-death battle he alone is destined to fight.
In Victorian England, Grubb, an orphan about twelve years old, escapes his life of drudgery as a chimney sweep's apprentice and finds himself in a very strange house filled with magical objects and creatures, but soon he learns that there are dark forces seeking his new master.