The House With a Clock In Its Walls by John BellairsThe House With a Clock In Its Walls by John Bellairs

The House With a Clock In Its Walls

byJohn BellairsIllustratorEdward Gorey

Paperback | August 3, 2004

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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!

"The House With a Clock in Its Walls will cast its spell for a long time."--The New York Times Book Review

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 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!
John Bellairs (1938-1991) was the critically acclaimed, best-selling author of many Gothic novels for middle-graders, including the novels starring Johnny Dixon and Lewis Barnavelt.
Title:The House With a Clock In Its WallsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.75 × 5.13 × 0.48 inPublished:August 3, 2004Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142402575

ISBN - 13:9780142402573

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the Best Authors ever! John Bellairs is an incredible writer. This is one of the best books that has come before my nose and I have read a lot of books.
Date published: 2005-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful So good, every child with an inquiring, macabre mind should read this. Imagiantion food, yes, for young minds
Date published: 2004-09-22

Editorial Reviews

Is there no end to the suspense John Bellairs can create? (School Library Journal, starred review)

ThereÆs suspense and action aplenty. . . . Perfect for the pre-Stephen King set. (Booklist)

Brace yourself for a wild ride. (Kirkus Reviews)