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The House With a Clock in Its Walls - Edward Gorey, John Bellairs
The House With a Clock in Its Walls
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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, watchng magic is enough. Then Lewis experiments with magic... show more
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, 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!
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780142402573 (0142402575)
Publisher: Puffin
Pages no: 179
Edition language: English
Series: Lewis Barnavelt -3 (#1)
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Level up!
Level up! rated it
I swear it wasn't until halfway through reading this that I learned that they're making a movie of this. ...although SOMETHING inspired me to seek out this book. I remember classmates reading it when I was a kid, and I remember the creepy Gorey illustrations. I wasn't much for horror as a kid. D...
Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it
4.0 For whom the clock ticks
The House with a Clock in its Walls by John Bellairs is the first in a series which (mainly) revolve around a boy named Lewis Barnavelt and his adventures living with his uncle who is a magician. I originally searched this book out because I saw the trailer for the upcoming film and got that familia...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it
5.0 A bad movie, a nail in the coffin of John Bellairs
I felt compelled to reread this after seeing the godawful trailer for the new film. I ended up reading it aloud to my husband over the course of a few nights. The book is still wonderful. I've linked to book reviews for the Lewis Barnavelt Trilogy at the bottom.I thought I was over getting nerdrage ...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
3.0 The House With a Clock in Its Walls
Well I read this one and only realized now that it counts towards The Dead Writers Society October 2016 Genre challenge. So that's one less thing to worry about before the end of the month. I am also going to be reading this for the Horror Aficionados Fall Fear Challenge. I read this as a kid and re...
Lillelara
Lillelara rated it
3.5 The House With a Clock in Its Walls
10 year old Lewis has to live with his uncle Jonathan after his parents has died. What Lewis doesn´t know is that his uncle is a wizard and that something sinister is going on in the walls of their house. What is the big secret behind the constantly ticking clock behind the walls? The House With a...
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