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The Resource The House with a Clock In Its Walls

The House with a Clock In Its Walls

Label
The House with a Clock In Its Walls
Title
The House with a Clock In Its Walls
Statement of responsibility
John Bellairs ; illustrated by Edward Gorey
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Language
eng
Summary
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 ReviewWhen 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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After being orphaned in a car accident, Lewis Barnavelt is sent to live with his uncle Jonathan -- who just happens to be a warlock The uncanny becomes sinister after Lewis summons the spirit of Mrs. Izard, the house's former occupant. He fights her evil powers while searching for a clock that is programmed to end the world. -- Description by Krista Biggs
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085951
Cataloging source
HCO
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  • Bellairs, John
  • Gorey, Edward
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
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800
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1925-2000
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Gorey, Edward
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True
Series statement
Lewis Barnavelt series
Series volume
0001
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  • Fantasy
  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Mystery
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The House with a Clock In Its Walls
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:0e87935b-0d6a-4568-813a-b372ef24ba33
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101659717
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The House with a Clock In Its Walls
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:0e87935b-0d6a-4568-813a-b372ef24ba33
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101659717
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      175 Monmouth Street, Independence, OR, 97351, US
      44.851488 -123.185756
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