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New York, NY : Puffin Books, [2018]
179 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
A boy goes to live with his magician uncle in a mansion that has a clock hidden in the walls which is ticking off the minutes until doomsday.
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"Ages 8-12."--Cover p. [4].
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Sequel: The figure in the shadows.
"First published in the United States of America by The Dial Press, 1973."
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John Bellairs was born in Marshall, Michigan on January 17, 1938. He attended Notre Dame and the University of Chicago. <p> Prior to becoming a full-time writer, he was a teacher. He went on to author fifteen graphic novels for young adults, one fantasy book "The Face in the Frost," and two other books. His works have been nominated for several awards in the past. Among those nominated for, he won the Utah Children's Fiction Book Award in 1981 for "The Letter, the Witch and the Ring" and the New York Times Outstanding Books of 1973 Award for "The House with a Clock in Its Walls." <p> Bellairs died of cardiovascular disease, on March 8, 1991. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)
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Gr. 5-7. Orphaned Lewis goes to live with Uncle Jonathan, a wizard, and becomes involved in foiling a dead magician's evil plot to end the world.
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!
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