The shrunken head
|Format:||Print Book 2015|
|Availability:||Available at 18 Libraries 18 of 18 copies|
Edgar Award nominee for Best Juvenile Mystery
The book is about, among other things: the strongest boy in the world, a talking cockatoo, a faulty mind reader, a beautiful bearded lady and a nervous magician, an old museum, and a shrunken head.
Blessed with extraordinary abilities, orphans Philippa, Sam, and Thomas have grown up happily in Dumfrey's Dime Museum of Freaks, Oddities, and Wonders. But when a fourth child, Max, a knife-thrower, joins the group, it sets off an unforgettable chain of events.
When the museum's Amazonian shrunken head is stolen, the four are determined to get it back. But their search leads them to a series of murders and an explosive secret about their pasts.
This sensational new series--a 2016 Edgar nominee for Best Juvenile book and New York Times bestseller--combines the unparalleled storytelling gifts of Lauren Oliver with the rich knowledge of the notorious relics collector H. C. Chester.
What you will find in this book:A rather attractive bearded lady Several scandalous murders A deliciously disgusting Amazonian shrunken head Four extraordinary children with equally extraordinary abilities A quite loquacious talking bird
What you will NOT find in this book:An accountant named Seymour A never-ending line at the post office Brussel sprouts (shudder) A lecture on finishing all your homework on time A sweet, gooey story for nice little girls and boys
Learn more about the series online at www.thecuriosityhouse.com
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "
Oliver, Lauren, 1982- Curiosity House.
#1 - Curiosity House: the shrunken head
#2 - Curiosity House: the screaming statue
#3 - Curiosity House: the fearsome firebird
Curiosities and wonders
-- Juvenile fiction.
Museums -- Juvenile fiction.
Orphans -- Juvenile fiction.
Curiosities and wonders -- Fiction.
Museums -- Fiction.
Orphans -- Fiction.
Mystery and detective stories.
Detective and mystery fiction.
|Publisher|| New York, NY :2015
Chester, H. C.,
362 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.