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House Of Secrets

by Chris Columbus

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | February 14, 2014 | Trade Paperback

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Brendan, Eleanor, and Cordelia Walker once had everything: two loving parents, a beautiful house in San Francisco, and all the portable electronic devices they could want. But everything changed when Dr. Walker lost his job in the wake of a mysterious incident. Now in dire straits, the family must relocate to an old Victorian house that used to be the home of occult novelist Denver Kristoff-a house that feels simultaneously 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. Their parents? Gone. Their friends? A world away. And they aren''t alone. 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 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 it''s not just their family that''s in danger . . . it''s the entire world.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 496 pages, 8.5 × 5.88 × 1.33 in

Published: February 14, 2014

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062192477

ISBN - 13: 9780062192479

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House Of Secrets

by Chris Columbus

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 496 pages, 8.5 × 5.88 × 1.33 in

Published: February 14, 2014

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062192477

ISBN - 13: 9780062192479

From the Publisher

Brendan, Eleanor, and Cordelia Walker once had everything: two loving parents, a beautiful house in San Francisco, and all the portable electronic devices they could want. But everything changed when Dr. Walker lost his job in the wake of a mysterious incident. Now in dire straits, the family must relocate to an old Victorian house that used to be the home of occult novelist Denver Kristoff-a house that feels simultaneously 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. Their parents? Gone. Their friends? A world away. And they aren''t alone. 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 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 it''s not just their family that''s in danger . . . it''s the entire world.

About the Author

Chris Columbus has written, directed, and produced some of the most successful box-office hits in Hollywood history. He first made his name by writing several original scripts produced by Steven Spielberg, including the back-to-back hitsGremlinsandThe Goonies. As a director, Columbus has been at the helm of such iconic projects asHarry Potter and the Sorcerer''s Stone,Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,Home Alone,Stepmom, andMrs. Doubtfire. As a producer, Columbus was also behind the hit filmsNight at the MuseumandThe Help.

Editorial Reviews

"A breakneck, jam-packed roller coaster of an adventure about the secret power of books, HOUSE OF SECRETS comes complete with three resourceful sibling heroes, a seriously creepy villainess, and barrel loads of fantasy and fear." (J.K. Rowling)
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