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House of Secrets (#1)

Columbus, Chris, author.

New York, NY Balzer + Bray 2013

490 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.

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Just when their lives couldn't get any better, Brendan, Eleanor, and Cordelia Walker's father loses his job in a mysterious accident. Forced to relocate to an old Victorian house that just happens to be the former home of occult novelist Denver Kristoff--and it would seem the occult influence on the house hasn't left. The three Walker kids wake up one night to find themselves banished to a magical, primeval forest, haunted by medieval warriors, with supernatural pirates sailing the seas around them. The siblings have to figure out how they got there in order to get back home.

Reading Counts: Level 4.3 / 21.0 Points / 60656.

Lexile: 690L

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ISBN:

978-0-06-219246-2

LC Call No:

PZ7.C72 Hou 2013

Dewey Class No:

[Fic] 23

Author:

Columbus, Chris, author.

Title:

House of Secrets (#1).

Edition:

First edition.

Physical:

490 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.

ContentType:

text rdacontent

MediaType:

unmediated rdamedia

CarrierType:

volume rdacarrier

Citation/Refs:

Horn Book Guide, 10/2013

Citation/Refs:

Publisher's Weekly, 3/18/2013

Citation/Refs:

School Library Journal, 7/2013

Summary:

Just when their lives couldn't get any better, Brendan, Eleanor, and Cordelia Walker's father loses his job in a mysterious accident. Forced to relocate to an old Victorian house that just happens to be the former home of occult novelist Denver Kristoff--and it would seem the occult influence on the house hasn't left. The three Walker kids wake up one night to find themselves banished to a magical, primeval forest, haunted by medieval warriors, with supernatural pirates sailing the seas around them. The siblings have to figure out how they got there in order to get back home.

Target Audience:

690 Lexile. 0

Target Audience:

4.6.

Target Audience:

4-6.

Study Program:

Accelerated Reader MG 4.6 13.0 158093.

Study Program:

Reading Counts RC 4.3 21.0 60656.

Subject:

Supernatural--Fiction

Subject:

Adventure and adventurers--Fiction

Subject:

Brothers and sisters--Fiction

Subject:

Books and reading--Fiction

Subject:

Dwellings--Fiction

Subject:

Fantasy

Subject:

Siblings--Fiction

Subject:

Houses--Fiction

AE:PersName:

Vizzini, Ned, 1981-, author.

AE:PersName:

Call, Greg, illustrator.

Link:

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Patron Reviews

Review by Emi Valencia.
House of Secrets is about a family. There are three children that notice something odd about this house from the moment that they get there. When they find three books, they somehow get put into them by a witch! To get out, they must beat the wind witch at her own game in each story.

I enjoyed this book very much because it is very humorous and it makes you feel concerned for the childrens' safety. I recommend this book for 5th-7th graders who like action.


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