Book Reviews of The House with the Clock in Its Walls (Lewis Barnavelt, Bk 1)

The House with the Clock in Its Walls (Lewis Barnavelt, Bk 1)
The House with the Clock in Its Walls - Lewis Barnavelt, Bk 1
Author: John Bellairs, Edward Gorey (Illustrator)
ISBN-13: 9780440437420
ISBN-10: 0440437423
Publication Date: 8/15/1974
Pages: 179
Reading Level: Ages 4-8
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Yearling
Book Type: Paperback
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This was one of the first books I had suggested to me as a child that I enjoyed. I could really understand the characters-I like the Bellairs books better than Harry Potter books.
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Awesome book for preteens who like mystery.
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this was the first john bellairs book i ever read, back in the second grade. i am now a sophomore in college and was THRILLED to find this book, brand-new, at the goodwill store for a quarter. even twelve years later, the story is still as compelling, the characters still as unique. finding out that it was illustrated by edward gorey was a lovely bonus, and i am now on a quest to own every book he has ever written. i highly recommend this, or any of bellairs' other books, to anyone of any age. an absolute pleasure to read.
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LEWIS HAD ALWAYS WANTED TO LIVE IN A HOUSE LIKE UNCLE JONATHAN'S--FULL OF MARBLE FIREPLACES AND SECRET PASSAGEWAYS AND DOZENS OF UNUSED, UNEXPLORED ROOMS. AND LIVING WITH UNCLE JONATHAN, A REAL WIZARD, WAS FULL OF FUN AND SURPRISES.

BUT WHILE UNCLE JONATHAN PRACTICED FUNNY AND COMFORTABLE WHITE MAGIC, THE ORIGINAL OWNER OF THE OLD HOUSE, ISAAC IZARD, HAD BEEN AN EVIL SORCERER. HE HAD DEVISED A PLAN FOR BRINGING ABOUT THE END OF THE WORLD. SOMEWHERE IN THE WALLS OF THE HOUSE HE HAD HIDDEN A CLOCK. EVERY NIGHT LEWIS AND UNCLE JONATHAN COULD HEAR IT TICKING--SOMETIMES LOUD, SOMETIMES SOFT--MARKING OFF THE MINUTES UNTIL DOOMSDAY.
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Lewis in his uncle are in for a surprize when they investigate a ticking sound in the walls of their house. A very creative and imaginative book I recomend to anybody!
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Great story! It was recommended to me and even though it is a children's book I really enjoyed the characters.
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Can Lewis and his Uncle Jonathan turn back the hands of time -- and save the world from being destroyed?

When orphaned Lewis Barnavelt first comes to live with his Uncle Jonathan, he suspects nothing. Then he finds out the amazing truth -- his uncle and his nest-door neighbor, Mrs. Zimmerman, are both witches! But simply watching Jonathan's magic isn't enough for Lewis. When he makes the mistake of emulating his uncle, Lewis unknowingly resurrects the evil Serenna Izard. Years ago, she and her long-dead husband hid a horrifying secret in their house. Now the Barnavelts live there -- but they've got to conquer the forces of evil in order to STAY alive!