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The House with a Clock in Its Walls

(1973)
(The first book in the Lewis Barnavelt series)
A novel by

 
 
Lewis always dreamed of living in an old house full of secret passageways, hidden rooms, and big marble fireplaces. And suddenly, after the death of his parents, he finds himself in just such a mansion--his Uncle Jonathan's. When he discovers that his big friendly uncle is also a wizard, Lewis has a hard time keeping himself from jumping up and down in his seat. Unfortunately, what Lewis doesn't bank on is the fact that the previous owner of the mansion was also a wizard--but an evil one who has placed a tick-tocking clock somewhere in the bowels of the house, marking off the minutes until the end of the world. And when Lewis accidentally awakens the dead on Halloween night, the clock only ticks louder and faster. Doomsday draws near--unless Lewis can stop the clock!

This is a deliciously chilling tale, with healthy doses of humor and compassion thrown in for good measure. Edward Gorey's unmistakable pen and ink style perfectly complements John Bellairs's wry, touching story of a lonely boy, his quirky uncle, and the ghost of mansions past. (Ages 9 to 12)

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Hardback Editions

August 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The House With a Clock in Its Walls
Author(s): John Bellairs
ISBN: 1-4395-1626-X / 978-1-4395-1626-3 (USA edition)
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August 2004 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The House With A Clock In Its Walls (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (John Bellairs Mysteries)
Author(s): John Bellairs
ISBN: 1-4176-3513-4 / 978-1-4176-3513-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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August 2004 : USA Turtleback

Title: House With A Clock In Its Walls
Author(s): John Bellairs
ISBN: 0-606-33073-9 / 978-0-606-33073-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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August 2004 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The House with a Clock in Its Walls (John Bellairs Mysteries)
Author(s): John Bellairs
ISBN: 0-7569-5257-3 / 978-0-7569-5257-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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January 1993 : USA Library Binding

Title: House with a Clock in Its Walls
Author(s): John Bellairs
ISBN: 0-88103-133-X / 978-0-88103-133-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Rebound by Sagebrush
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January 1993 : USA Turtleback
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Title: The House With a Clock in Its Walls
Author(s): John Bellairs
ISBN: 0-606-05353-0 / 978-0-606-05353-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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June 1984 : USA Hardback
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Title: The House with a Clock in its Walls (Lewis Barnavelt)
Author(s): John Bellairs
ISBN: 0-8037-3821-8 / 978-0-8037-3821-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dial
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September 1973 : USA Hardback
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Title: The House with a Clock in Its Walls (Lewis Barnavelt)
Author(s): John Bellairs
ISBN: 0-8037-3823-4 / 978-0-8037-3823-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dial
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June 1978 : UK Hardback
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Title: The House with a Clock in its Walls
Author(s): John Bellairs
ISBN: 0-09-132800-4 / 978-0-09-132800-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson Junior Books
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December 1973 : USA Hardback
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Title: The House With a Clock in Its Walls
Author(s): John Bellairs
ISBN: 0-8446-6758-7 / 978-0-8446-6758-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Peter Smith Pub Inc
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Paperback Editions

August 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: The House with a Clock in Its Walls (John Bellairs Mysteries)
Author(s): John Bellairs
ISBN: 0-14-240257-5 / 978-0-14-240257-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Puffin Books
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December 1992 : UK Paperback
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Title: The House with a Clock in Its Walls
Author(s): John Bellairs
ISBN: 0-14-036336-X / 978-0-14-036336-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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January 1988 : USA Paperback

Title: The House With a Clock in Its Walls
Author(s): John Bellairs
ISBN: 0-8072-1148-6 / 978-0-8072-1148-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
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August 1974 : USA Paperback
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Title: House with the Clock in Its Walls, The
Author(s): John Bellairs
ISBN: 0-440-43742-3 / 978-0-440-43742-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Yearling
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Audio Editions

October 2000 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The House With a Clock in Its Walls
Author(s): John Bellairs
ISBN: 0-7887-4739-8 / 978-0-7887-4739-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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1992 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: The House with a Clock in It's Walls
Author(s): John Bellairs
ISBN: 1-55690-587-4 / 978-1-55690-587-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC
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1992 : USA Audio CD

Title: The House With a Clock in Its Walls
Author(s): John Bellairs
ISBN: 1-4281-1827-6 / 978-1-4281-1827-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
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Kindle Editions

August 2004 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The House With a Clock In Its Walls (Lewis Barnavelt)
Author(s): John Bellairs
Publisher: Puffin Books
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