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ISBN13: 9780062192493
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Since their last adventure, life in the Walker household is much improved. Dahlia Kristoff (aka the Wind Witch) has been banished. And now the Walkers are... rich! The kids are at a new school, Bay Academy Prep, surrounded by the children of bankers and CEOs. But this change in their fortune hasn't brought them happiness. Brendan is having a hard time making friends. Cordelia's worried that her adventures in Denver Kristoff's books have warped her mind — and even her body. And Eleanor just wants things to go back to how they used to be.

But while the Walkers are dealing with their issues, Denver Kristoff is looking for his daughter, Dahlia, and no Walker will be safe until she is found. Summoning her to San Francisco will mean bringing all the danger that comes with her and putting the Walkers back in the crosshairs of a mysterious journey through Kristoff's books. Old enemies will make shocking choices and new friends will prove themselves as the Walkers travel from ancient Rome to World War II to Tibet. They'll learn that The Book of Doom and Desire isn't the only thing that can corrupt. And they'll be tested in ways that cut deeper than before, by Denver Kristoff, the Wind Witch, and each other.

Review:

“A breakneck, jam-packed rollercoaster of an adventure about the secret power of books, House of Secrets comes complete with three resourceful sibling heroes, a seriously creepy villainess, and barrel loads of fantasy and fear.” J.K. Rowling

Review:

“A swift-paced... clever page-turner for any reader who has wanted to take part in literary adventures....This story is compelling, great fun, and sure to be popular.” ALA Booklist

Review:

“In a rousing adventure reminiscent of The Emerald Atlas, director Columbus and author Vizzini catapult a trio of siblings across time and space, as they square off against a forgotten writers literary legacy....The nonstop action comes with increasingly high stakes...wildly imaginative.” Publishers Weekly

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“A dark action-adventure-fantasy with surprising heart.” Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

The sequel to the New York Times bestselling House of Secrets — hailed by J. K. Rowling as "a breakneck, jam-packed roller coaster of an adventure" — this second installment by Hollywood director Chris Columbus (of Harry Potter fame) and bestselling author Ned Vizzini (It's Kind of a Funny Story) is full of even more explosive twists and turns.

Since the siblings' last adventure, life in the Walker household is much improved — the family is rich and the Wind Witch is banished. But no Walker will be safe until she is found, and summoning her to San Francisco brings all the danger that comes with her and puts the Walkers in the crosshairs of a mysterious journey through Denver Kristoff's books. As the Walkers travel from ancient Rome to World War II to Tibet, they'll be tested in ways that cut deeper than before, by Denver Kristoff, the Wind Witch, and each other.

Fantasy-fiction fans who enjoy Rick Riordan will find much to love in this thrilling and action-packed novel!

About the Author

Chris Columbus has written, directed, and produced some of the most successful box-office hits in Hollywood history. He first made his name by writing several original scripts produced by Steven Spielberg, including the back-to-back hits Gremlins and The Goonies. As a director, Columbus has been at the helm of such iconic projects as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Home Alone, Stepmom, and Mrs. Doubtfire. As a producer, Columbus was also behind the hit films Night at the Museum and The Help.

Ned Vizzini is the best-selling author of the acclaimed young-adult books It's Kind of a Funny Story (also a major motion picture), Be More Chill, Teen Angst? Naaah . . . , and The Other Normals. He has written for the New York Times, Salon, and the L Magazine. In television he has written for ABC and for MTV's Teen Wolf.

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Wilmas1, July 2, 2014 (view all comments by Wilmas1)
This book series is so good. This Book has 465 pages and I finished it in 4 days. So on an average, I read about 120 pages a day. This book has you hooked from the first page to the last sentence, "they were Walkers, and they lived for adventure." Basically the premise of this book is that Three kids Brendan, Cordelia and Eleanor get trapped in a three books by Denver Kristoff a very mysterious author. And while they are in the book they cause hell in each book that could change the story if it is not fixed.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780062192493
Subtitle:
Battle of the Beasts
Author:
Chris Columbus and Ned Vizzini
Author:
Vizzini, Ned
Author:
Columbus, Chris
Publisher:
Balzer + Bray
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20140325
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 22.8 oz
Age Level:
from 8 up to 12

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Product details 480 pages Balzer + Bray - English 9780062192493 Reviews:
"Review" by , “A breakneck, jam-packed rollercoaster of an adventure about the secret power of books, House of Secrets comes complete with three resourceful sibling heroes, a seriously creepy villainess, and barrel loads of fantasy and fear.”
"Review" by , “A swift-paced... clever page-turner for any reader who has wanted to take part in literary adventures....This story is compelling, great fun, and sure to be popular.”
"Review" by , “In a rousing adventure reminiscent of The Emerald Atlas, director Columbus and author Vizzini catapult a trio of siblings across time and space, as they square off against a forgotten writers literary legacy....The nonstop action comes with increasingly high stakes...wildly imaginative.”
"Review" by , “A dark action-adventure-fantasy with surprising heart.”
"Synopsis" by , The sequel to the New York Times bestselling House of Secrets — hailed by J. K. Rowling as "a breakneck, jam-packed roller coaster of an adventure" — this second installment by Hollywood director Chris Columbus (of Harry Potter fame) and bestselling author Ned Vizzini (It's Kind of a Funny Story) is full of even more explosive twists and turns.

Since the siblings' last adventure, life in the Walker household is much improved — the family is rich and the Wind Witch is banished. But no Walker will be safe until she is found, and summoning her to San Francisco brings all the danger that comes with her and puts the Walkers in the crosshairs of a mysterious journey through Denver Kristoff's books. As the Walkers travel from ancient Rome to World War II to Tibet, they'll be tested in ways that cut deeper than before, by Denver Kristoff, the Wind Witch, and each other.

Fantasy-fiction fans who enjoy Rick Riordan will find much to love in this thrilling and action-packed novel!

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