Curiosity House: The Screaming Statue
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Curiosity House: The Screaming Statue

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In this second book in the New York Times bestselling Curiosity House series by exceptional author Lauren Oliver and shadowy recluse H. C. Chester, four extraordinary children must avenge their friend's death, try to save their home, and unravel the secrets of their past . . . before their past unravels them.Pippa, Sam, Thomas, and Max are happy to be out of harm's way now that the notorious villain Nicholas Rattigan is halfway across the country in Chicago. But unfortunately their home, Dumfreys's Dime Museum of Freaks, Oddities, and Wonders, is in danger of closing its doors forever. But their troubles only get worse. The four friends are shocked when their beloved friend, famous sculptor Siegfried Eckleberger, is murdered. As they investigate, they find clues that his death may be tied to the murder of a rich and powerful New York heiress, as well as to their own pasts. This is the second book in the series and so boasts many wondrous and mysterious things inside, such as: Howie, the "Human Owl," whose head turns just about all the way aroundA mean but important house catSome perfectly ghastly wax sculpturesA very thin boy named ChubbyAn awful mechanical legIt continues not to have: A cautionary tale about running with scissorsA list of time-consuming choresNutritious and decidedly not delicious vegetablesA perfectly sweet bedtime story about a wayward bunnyTwo wet kisses on the cheek from your aunt MildredLearn more about the series online at www.thecuriosityhouse.com.show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 361 pages
  • 130 x 191 x 23mm | 249g
  • HarperCollins
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0062270850
  • 9780062270856
  • 224,805

Review quote

PRAISE FOR CURIOISTY HOUSE: THE SHRUNKEN HEAD: The continuous action, compelling mystery, and dark, brooding illustrations make this book impossible to put down. Perfect for kids who feel they re different or those simply after a freakishly good time. --Booklist (starred review)"show more

Back cover copy

Four orphans with extraordinary abilities--Pippa, Sam, Thomas, and Max--are happy to be out of harm's way now that the notorious villain Nicholas Rattigan is halfway across the country in Chicago. But their troubles have only just begun. The four are shocked when their beloved friend, famous sculptor Siegfried Eckleberger, is murdered. As they investigate, they find clues that his death may be tied to the murder of a rich New York heiress, as well as to their own past. In this second book in the exceptional Curiosity House series by bestselling author Lauren Oliver and shadowy recluse H. C. Chester, the children must avenge their friend's death, try to save their home, and unravel the secrets of their past . . . before their past unravels them. This is the second book in the series and so boasts many wondrous and mysterious things inside, such as: Howie, the "owl boy," whose head turns just about all the way around Some perfectly ghastly wax sculptures A very thin boy named chubby An awful mechanical leg it continues not to have: A cautionary tale about running with scissors Nutritious and decidedly not delicious vegetables A perfectly sweet bedtime story about a wayward bunny Two wet kisses on the cheek from your aunt Mildredshow more

Rating details

313 ratings
3.93 out of 5 stars
5 29% (90)
4 41% (128)
3 27% (83)
2 3% (10)
1 1% (2)
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