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The Thief of Always

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Mr. Hood's Holiday House has stood for a thousand years, welcoming countless children into its embrace. It is a place of miracles, a blissful rounds of treats and seasons, where every childhood whim may be satisfied...

There is a price to be paid, of course, but young Harvey Swick, bored with his life and beguiled by Mr. Hood's wonders, does not stop to consider the consequences. It is only when the House shows it's darker face — when Harvey discovers the pitiful creatures that dwell in its shadows — that he comes to doubt Mr. Hood's philanthropy.

The House and its mysterious architect are not about to release their captive without a battle, however. Mr. Hood has ambitious for his new guest, for Harvey's soul burns brighter than any soul he has encountered in a thousand years...

Review:

"Barker masterfully embroiders this fantasy world with a mounting number of grim, even gruesome details in a tale that manages to be both cute and horrifying." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Spellbinding." Atlanta Journal

Review:

"Menacing demons, wondrous miracles, sinister magic, and vivid characters make Thief a compulsive, lightning-paced tales that almost begs to be read aloud." Miami Herald

Review:

"Taut pacing and sound structure....None of Clive Barker's admirers are likely to go away disappointed." New York Newsday

Review:

"The House is a splendid conceit, but Harvey (Barker's first child hero) is as real as a Norman Rockwell kid, and the studiously simple narration — leached of Barker's usual X-rated, riotous imagery — lacks spirit." Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

The Thief of Always is Clive Barker's first book for children. He is the internationally best-selling and award-winning author of several books for adults, including Weaveworld, Imajica, and Galilee. Mr. Barker regularly shows his art in Los Angeles and New York, and produces and directs for both large screen and small. He lives in Los Angeles.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780064409940
Author:
Barker, Clive
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Author:
by Clive Barker
Location:
New York
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Science Fiction
Subject:
Horror & Ghost Stories
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Horror tales
Subject:
Allegories
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Holidays & Celebrations - Halloween
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Avon ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
18
Publication Date:
20020205
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.60x5.08x.52 in. .33 lbs.
Age Level:
from 10

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Product details 224 pages HarperTrophy - English 9780064409940 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Barker masterfully embroiders this fantasy world with a mounting number of grim, even gruesome details in a tale that manages to be both cute and horrifying."
"Review" by , "Spellbinding."
"Review" by , "Menacing demons, wondrous miracles, sinister magic, and vivid characters make Thief a compulsive, lightning-paced tales that almost begs to be read aloud."
"Review" by , "Taut pacing and sound structure....None of Clive Barker's admirers are likely to go away disappointed."
"Review" by , "The House is a splendid conceit, but Harvey (Barker's first child hero) is as real as a Norman Rockwell kid, and the studiously simple narration — leached of Barker's usual X-rated, riotous imagery — lacks spirit."
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