Curiosity House: The Shrunken Head (Book One)

Author:   Lauren Oliver ,  H C Chester
Publisher:   Hodder & Stoughton
Volume:   Book One
ISBN:  

9781444777215


Pages:   368
Publication Date:   06 October 2016
Format:   Paperback
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The book is about, among other things: the strongest boy in the world, a talking cockatoo, a faulty mind reader, a beautiful bearded lady and a nervous magician, an old museum, and a shrunken head. Blessed with extraordinary abilities, orphans Philippa, Sam, and Thomas have grown up happily in Dumfrey's Dime Museum of Freaks, Oddities, and Wonders. Philippa is a powerful mentalist, Sam is the world's strongest boy, and Thomas can squeeze himself into a space no bigger than a bread box. The children live happily with museum owner Mr. Dumfrey, alongside other misfits. But when a fourth child, Max, a knife-thrower, joins the group, it sets off an unforgettable chain of events. When the museum's Amazonian shrunken head is stolen, the four are determined to get it back. But their search leads them to a series of murders and an explosive secret about their pasts.

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Author:   Lauren Oliver ,  H C Chester
Publisher:   Hodder & Stoughton
Imprint:   Hodder Paperback
Volume:   Book One
Dimensions:   Width: 13.00cm , Height: 2.40cm , Length: 19.90cm
Weight:   0.258kg
ISBN:  

9781444777215


ISBN 10:   1444777211
Pages:   368
Publication Date:   06 October 2016
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children's (6-12)
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Stupendous and stupefying! A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside a Shrunken Head. If you aren't curious about Curiosity House somebody must have pickled your brain and put in a jar. Read this book immediately. -- Pseudonymous Bosch, New York Times bestselling author of the Secret Series and Bad Step right up! Step right up! Mystery, murder, curses, and sideshow freaks! Or are they superheroes? There's only one way to find out... Read Curiosity House! You'll be glad you did! -- Adam Gidwitz, New York Times bestselling author of the A Tale Dark & Grimm An absolute delight ... The story is packed with mystery, murder, adventure, humour and magic, but above all it is a beautiful evocation of loss, tempered by the gradual blossoming of friendship, trust and hope. Although aimed at younger readers, the lightness of touch and the tenderness of the message could make grown men weep. Daily Mail on LIESL & PO A gorgeous story -- timeless and magical. -- Rebecca Stead, Newbery winner for When You Reach Me LIESL & PO by Lauren Oliver brings much-needed magic to an increasingly neglected age group ... there are some exquisitely drawn characters ... it's books like this, with its classic quest plot, intertwined with lyrical metaphysics, that can set a child up for life. Sunday Telegraph on LIESL & PO


LIESL & PO by Lauren Oliver brings much-needed magic to an increasingly neglected age group . . . there are some exquisitely drawn characters . . . it's books like this, with its classic quest plot, intertwined with lyrical metaphysics, that can set a child up for life. * Sunday Telegraph </i>on LIESL & PO * A gorgeous story -- timeless and magical. -- Rebecca Stead, Newbery winner for <i>When You Reach Me An absolute delight . . . The story is packed with mystery, murder, adventure, humour and magic, but above all it is a beautiful evocation of loss, tempered by the gradual blossoming of friendship, trust and hope. Although aimed at younger readers, the lightness of touch and the tenderness of the message could make grown men weep. * Daily Mail </i>on LIESL & PO * Step right up! Step right up! Mystery, murder, curses, and sideshow freaks! Or are they superheroes? There's only one way to find out... Read Curiosity House! You'll be glad you did! -- Adam Gidwitz, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of the <i>A Tale Dark & Grimm</i> Stupendous and stupefying! A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside a Shrunken Head. If you aren't curious about Curiosity House somebody must have pickled your brain and put in a jar. Read this book immediately. -- Pseudonymous Bosch, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of the <i>Secret Series</i> and <i>Bad</i>


An absolute delight . . . The story is packed with mystery, murder, adventure, humour and magic, but above all it is a beautiful evocation of loss, tempered by the gradual blossoming of friendship, trust and hope. Although aimed at younger readers, the lightness of touch and the tenderness of the message could make grown men weep. - DAILY MAIL on LIESL & PO LIESL & PO by Lauren Oliver brings much-needed magic to an increasingly neglected age group . . . there are some exquisitely drawn characters . . . it's books like this, with its classic quest plot, intertwined with lyrical metaphysics, that can set a child up for life. - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH on LIESL & PO A gorgeous story -- timeless and magical. - Rebecca Stead, Newbery winner for 'When You Reach Me'


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Lauren Oliver is the New York Times bestselling author of Before I Fall and Delirium. She lives and writes in Brooklyn, New York. Recluse H.C. Chester is the world's leading expert on an era that was full of long-vanished magic and wonder, and has yet to be reached either in person or by phone.

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