The Dead Gentleman

By Matthew Cody
(Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780375855962, 280pp.)

Publication Date: November 8, 2011

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Winter 2012 Kids' Next List
“This fantastic time-travel tale with a scary twist is great for reading with a flashlight under your bedcovers! While exploring the mysterious basement of a New York City hotel, 12-year-old Jezebel Lemon encounters the 'ghost' of Tommy Learner, a time-traveler from the 19th century. Together, they must thwart the evil Dead Gentleman, who wants to kill every living thing on Earth. Their desperate mission takes them to places you can only begin to imagine!”
-- Ellen Klein, Hooray for Books!, Alexandria, VA


Description
A many-worlds adventure novel from the acclaimed author of "Powerless"
"The Dead Gentleman" is a wild ride between parallel New York City timestreams--1901 and today. Eleven-year-old Tommy Learner is a street orphan and an unlikely protEgE of the Explorers, a secret group dedicated to exploring portals--the hidden doorways to other worlds. But in the basement of an old hotel, his world collides with that of modern-day Jezebel Lemon.
Now, Jezebel and Tommy must thwart the Dead Gentleman, a legendary villain whose last unconquered world is our own planet Earth, a realm where the dead stay dead--for now. Can two kids put an end to this ancient evil and his legions of Grave Walkers?
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