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This is a deliciously chilling tale, with healthy doses of humor and compassion thrown in for good measure. Edward Gorey's unmistakable pen and ink style (as seen in many picture books, including The Shrinking of Treehorn and Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats) perfectly complements John Bellairs's wry, touching story of a lonely boy, his quirky uncle, and the ghost of mansions past. (Ages 9 to 12) --Emilie Coulter --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
We have 1 chapter left. My 7 year old son thinks that we should finish it next year because it is a bit scarry-- all that talk of spirits and lights does not do well right before... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Emily I.
I was very surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. It's a good story with great twist s and turns. Great book for young readers. Being from Michigan I had to give it a try.Published 1 month ago by D. Connors
I have loved this book since 1974 or so. It gets better each time I read it.Published 2 months ago by Clark Williams
Reread from childhood. Scarier as I got older!! LOVE it!! Reading them allPublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
For me this is Bellairs best Gothic mystery novel for children. It was originally written as an adult novel and was rewritten as a juvenile at the editors request. Read morePublished 4 months ago by RDB
I bought this for my son, but read it first. I hadn't read it since I was a kid. I just love John Bellairs books -- intriguing, mysterious, and just a lot of fun. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Andrew Flanagan
Before Goosebumps, before Harry Potter, there was Lewis Barnavelt. Just the right amount of scary and mystery. This was my favorite book as a child and still is in the top ten. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Nemo
Even at 48, this is one of my all time favorite books. The quaintness of the time in which it was written never outweighs the quality of the story.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer