What is it about the old Wilder Creek Bridge that makes Lewis Barnavelt so curious-and so afraid? When Lewis and his best friend Rose Rita Pottinger set out to explore the bridge and the deserted farm nearby, they discover shocking secretsand a horrifying monster. Even Lewis's Uncle Jonathan and the magical Mrs. Zimmermann may not be able to vanquish this ferocious creature!
"[Strickland's] characters ring true in this entertaining page-turner that will captivate readers." VOYA
"A wonderful blend of mystery, adventure, ghosts, and friendship." School Library Journal
About the Author
John Anthony Bellairs (1938-1991) is an award-winning American author, perhaps best known for his fantasy novel The Face in the Frost. He is also the 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 Award and the American Library Association Children's Books of International Interest Award), The Lamp from the Warlock's Tomb (which won the Edgar Allen Poe Award), and The Specter from the Magician's Museum (which won the New York Public Library "Best Books for the Teen Age" Award.