The House With A Clock in Its Walls

The House With A Clock in Its Walls

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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.
Copyright Date: New York :, Dial Press,, 1973
ISBN: 9780451481283
9780140363364
014036336X
9780142402573
0142402575
Branch Call Number: j BEL NVD
Additional Contributors: Gorey, Edward 1925-2000

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horthhill
Oct 24, 2018

The House with a Clock in Its Walls by John Bellairs is a kid-sized horror novel. Our hero is 10 year-old orphan Lewis who is sent to live with his warlock uncle Jonathan. Supernatural weirdness happens in the appropriately spooky gothic mansion that becomes Lewis' home. After Lewis, to his surprise, re-invigorates the dead, things get serious. But, oddly, the weird "clock in the walls" disappears for much of the story only to be re-introduced quite late. Its demise is awfully swift. Quite a good story, though.

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cularien
Oct 03, 2018

This book was just fine. It wasn't great, nor was it terrible - just middle of the road. Entertaining enough to keep reading, but I can't say I'll pick up subsequent books in the series or watch the movie. (Having seen the movie previews, I do think Jack Black was definitely well cast.)

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Nilufar
Mar 11, 2013

Nilufar thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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green_penguin_209 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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PimaLib_WilliamB May 06, 2015

Young Lewis has lost his parents and moves in with his quirky uncle in a new town atop a hill. Lewis's uncle Jonathan also happens to be a small-time wizard and lives in a mansion with a lot of secrets, including some that could cause a lot of trouble for the curious Lewis.

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