Mr. Hood's Holiday House has stood for a thousand years, welcoming countless children into its embrace. It is a place of miracles, a blissful round of treats and seasons, where every childhood whim may be satisfied... for a price!
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Clive Barker is the best-selling author of eighteen books, including his first book for children, The Thief of Always. He is also an acclaimed artist, film producer, and director. For four years Mr, Barker has been working on a vast array of paintings to illuminate the text of The Books Of Abarat, over one hundred of which can be found within this first volume.
Mr. Barker lives in California with his partner, the photographer David Armstrong, and their daughter, Nicole. They share their house with four dogs, five goldfish, a parrot, fifteen rats, innumerable wild geckoes, a cockatiel, and a parrot called Malingo.From AudioFile:
Harvey, a little boy, is bored on a rainy day. A stranger with an unusually large grin appears and leads him to a house where he can have and do whatever he wants. From here the story takes a leap from this predictable storyline to a compelling eeriness. Initially, Glover's reading is as dimensionless as the story's beginning. As the story becomes creepier, Glover's voice becomes appropriately unsettling. He gives uncanny reality to the hosts of the house by delivering their sense of humor as well. Though it is even disturbing to adults, the tale never becomes graphically violent and is suitable for children. E.S.B. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Harpercollins Publisher. Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0060992700I5N00
Book Description Harpercollins Publisher, 1992. Book Condition: Good. F. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP71690863
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, New York, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. Advanced Reader Copy. Some minor wear. Text is clean and tight in binding, no ownership or other markings Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 096321
Book Description Harper Collins, New York, 2001. Cloth. Book Condition: Near Fine in Wraps. First edition. Near Fine in Wraps. "An enthralling supernatural tale of Hollywood's dark side. " (from the book ) ADVANCE READING COPY FROM UNCORRECTED PROOFS. Book wraps and 40 illustrations by Clive Barker. Bookseller Inventory # 232
Book Description Harper Collins, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1992. Soft cover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. First Edition/First Printing. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Pristine conditon: This lovely copy appears unread. There are no chips or tears; the wrapper is not price clipped; there is no remainder mark; the binding is solid; no internal markings. Book. Bookseller Inventory # TBB8043
Book Description HarperCollins., NY:, 1992. 1st edition. Advance Reading copy in pictorial wrappers. 1st Printing. Upper corner lightly bumped. A fine copy in wraps. Bookseller Inventory # 18629
Book Description HarperCollins Pub., New York, 1992. Large Softcover. Book Condition: Fine. First Edition. Large Softcover, Pictorial Front Cover, 227 pp. Advanced Reading Copy with Review Request Letter laid in. A bright, tight copy. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tal. Bookseller Inventory # 012734
Book Description HarperCollins, (New York), 1992. Softcover. Advance reading copy. Near fine in wrappers with a faint stain on page edges. Bookseller Inventory # 352935
Book Description Harper Collins, 1992. Soft cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Near fine copy of this advance reading copy signed by author on the title page. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-4322594171