John Bellairs's Lewis Barnavelt in The whistle, the grave, and the ghost

by Strickland, Brad.

Format: Print Book 2003
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Closed Stack Area j FICTION Strickland
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Fiction Collection j Fic Strickla
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Fiction j BELLAIRS
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Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Mystery j MYSTERY STR
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Summary
Lewis Barnavelt is back! And this time, our lovable underdog/hero has stumbled upon something more powerful than even his overactive imagination can dream up. A camping trip with his Scout troop leads Lewis straight to an old grave and a mysterious, magical whistle. When Lewis discovers that this whistle has the power to stop the boys who insist upon bullying him, he is left with a tough decision. Does he continue to use the whistle, which he suspects might not be fully benign? Is Lewis strong enough to face the potent spirit that he is unknowingly summoning?

Brad Strickland continues to attract readers to the best-selling series begun by the late John Bellairs. Fans of the series will delight in the familiar cast of Lewis, his uncle Jonathan, and best friend Rose Rita Pottinger. Those new to the books will be lured in by the masterfully written supernatural elements and hair-raising situations.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 5-8. Strickland continues John Bellairs' Lewis Barnavelt series with this tenth suspenseful offering. While camping with his Boy Scout troop, 13-year-old Lewis discovers a strange silver whistle at the site of an ancient grave. The whistle summons a lamia--a ghostly female vampire with the body of a huge snake. Before Lewis can act, several disturbing events occur: two bullies are attacked by the vampire and left near death; Uncle Jonathan experiences some disturbingly vivid dreams; and the usually affable Lewis begins to withdraw from friends and family. Assisted by series regulars Mrs. Zimmerman, Rose Rita Pottinger, and parish priest Father Foley, Lewis finally learns what the lamia wants and how to stop her from getting it. Lewis is an appealingly imperfect character, overweight and insecure even as he triumphs over otherworldly evil. Strickland excels at heart-in-your-throat suspense that he maintains until the final paragraphs. A stand-alone book as well as a solid addition to the series. --Kay Weisman Copyright 2003 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Barnavelt, Lewis (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Pottinger, Rose Rita (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Supernatural -- Fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
Publisher New York, N.Y. :Dial Books for Young Readers,2003
Other Titles Lewis Barnavelt in The whistle, the grave, and the ghost
Whistle, the grave, and the ghost
Contributors Bellairs, John.
Language English
Notes Based on the characters of John Bellairs.
Description 152 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 0803726228
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