The House with a Clock in Its Walls

The House with a Clock in Its Walls

By John Bellairs; Edward Gorey (Illustrator)

Puffin Books, Paperback, 9780142402573, 179pp.

Publication Date: August 2004

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. Now, the ten top-selling titles feature an updated cover look. Loyal fans and enticed newcomers will love the series even more with this haunting new look.

About the Author
John Anthony Bellairs(1938 1991) 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 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.

Edward Gorey (1925 2000) is famous for the bounty of books he wrote

and illustrated, filling more than one hundred works with his unique

humor and distinctly crosshatched characters.

Praise For The House with a Clock in Its Walls

Is there no end to the suspense John Bellairs can create? (School Library Journal, starred review)

ThereƆs suspense and action aplenty. . . . Perfect for the pre-Stephen King set. (Booklist)

Brace yourself for a wild ride. (Kirkus Reviews)