The Specter from the Magician's Museum (Lewis Barnavelt Series #7)

The Specter from the Magician's Museum (Lewis Barnavelt Series #7)

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Overview

Based on John Bellairs' mystery-adventure series, this thrilling story will keep you on the edge of your seat!

John Bellairs, the name in Gothic mysteries for middle graders, wrote terrifying tales full of adventure, attitude, and alarm. For years, young readers have crept, crawled, and gone bump in the night with the unlikely heroes of these Gothic novels: Lewis Barnavelt, Johnny Dixon, and Anthony Monday. And this installment by Brad Strickland is no exception! After Rose Rita Pottinger cuts her finger on an enchanted Egyptian scroll, Lewis must work together with his neighbor Florence and sorcerous uncle Jonathan to rescue Rose Rita from the tomb in which she's imprisoned.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101659755
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 08/03/2004
Series: Lewis Barnavelt Series , #7
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 384,114
File size: 493 KB
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

John Bellairs (1938–1991) was an award-winning American author of many gothic mystery novels for children and young adults, including The House with a Clock in Its Walls (which received both the New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year Award and the American Library Association Children's Books of International Interest Award), The Lamp from the Warlock’s Tomb (which won the Edgar Award), and The Specter from the Magician’s Museum, which won the New York Public Library "Best Books for the Teen Age" Award.

Edward Gorey, known for his unsettling pen-and-ink drawings with a Victorian flair, wrote and illustrated such books as The Doubtful Guest, The Gashlycrumb Tinies, and The Headless Bust. He was also the illustrator for the bestselling Lewis Barnavelt series by John Bellairs. Gorey was a very successful set and costume designer, earning a Tony Award for his Broadway production of Dracula. His works dating back to the 1950s have been collected in the Amphigorey series of books. He died in 2000.

Brad Strickland has written more than 75 published books including the Lewis Barnavelt and Johnny Dixon mystery series by John Bellairs after Mr. Bellair's death in 1991. He is also a professor of English at the University of North Georgia in Gainesville. He lives in Georgia with his wife, Barbara.

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Specter from the Magician's Museum 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't stop reading until the end. The author paints a haunting picture.