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The house with a clock in its walls /

by Bellairs, John [author.]; Gorey, Edward [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, New York : Puffin Books, 2018.Description: 179 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9780451481283 (paperback); 0451481283 (paperback).Subject(s): Barnavelt, Lewis (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction | Pottinger, Rose Rita (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction | Magic -- Juvenile fiction | Clocks and watches -- Juvenile fiction | Detective and mystery stories | Time travel -- Juvenile fiction | Michigan -- Juvenile fiction | Barnavelt, Lewis (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Pottinger, Rose Rita (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Magic -- Fiction | Clocks and watches -- Fiction | Time travel -- Fiction | Mystery and detective stories | Supernatural -- Fiction | Michigan -- Fiction | Fiction | Juvenile works | Mystery fiction | Detective and mystery fiction | Paranormal fiction | Detective and mystery fictionSummary: "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 witches! Lewis is thrilled. At first, watching 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!"--Page 4 of cover.
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A haunting gothic tale by master mysery writer John Bellairs--soon to be a major motion picture starring Cate Blanchett and Jack Black!<br> <br> " The House With a Clock in Its Walls will cast its spell for a long time."-- The New York Times Book Review <br> <br> 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!

"Now a major motion picture!"--Cover.

"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 witches! Lewis is thrilled. At first, watching 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!"--Page 4 of cover.

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