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As an elementary school teacher I'm always on the lookout for the next great read-aloud book. Fortunately, I'm able to try them out on my own kids, and this was one of the best books we've read other than Harry Potter in YEARS. I'm not sure who was more reluctant to put it down after a chapter ended, my son or myself! We were four chapters away from the ending tonight and we couldn't stop--we had to read all four. This book is wonderfully imaginative, deliciously spooky at times, but one of the biggest compliments I can give is that the vocabulary is outstanding. My son was enthralled with the story but he also learned many, many new words, most of which he was able to figure out from the context of the sentences. We cannot wait to read the 2nd and 3rd books, and I have already piqued the curiosity of my students as I told them a little bit about the story and several have run out to find the book on their own.