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.
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John Anthony Bellairs(19381991) is an award-winning American author, perhaps best known for hisfantasynovelThe Face in the Frost.He is also the author of manygothicmysterynovels 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 Warlocks Tomb (which won the Edgar Allen Poe Award), and The Specter from the Magicians Museum (which won the New York Public Library "Best Books for the Teen Age" Award.
Grade 5-8-In this continuation of the saga, Strickland effectively follows John Bellairs's style of writing and preserves, and even improves upon, the deceased author's well-rounded and dynamic characters. Every year the students going into junior high put on a talent show for the grade school, and Lewis and Rose Rita decide on a magic act. While they are researching some tricks in a local magician's museum, Rose Rita cuts her finger on an enchanted scroll, and so begin their wild and terrifying adventures.. The plot is fast paced and the story line is captivating. Rose Rita and Lewis are growing up and are dealing with more than evil and the supernatural, and readers will relate to the feelings and pressures with which they must cope. Fans of the previous books will enjoy following these charismatic characters.
Krista Grosick, Cuyahoga County Public Library, OH
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