House of Secrets

House of Secrets

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A secret history...A mysterious family legacy...Dark magic of untold power...And three kids who will risk everything to bring a family back together. Brendan, Eleanor, and Cordelia Walker once had everything: two loving parents, a beautiful house in San Francisco, and all the portable electronic devices they could want. But everything changed when Dr. Walker lost his job in the wake of a mysterious incident. Now in dire straits, the family must relocate to an old Victorian house that used to be the home of occult novelist Denver Kristoff-a house that feels simultaneously creepy and too good to be true. By the time the Walkers realize that one of their neighbors has sinister plans for them, theyre banished to a primeval forest way off the grid. Their parents? Gone. Their friends? A world away. And they arent alone. Bloodthirsty medieval warriors patrol the woods around them, supernatural pirates roam the neighboring seas, and a power-hungry queen rules the land. To survive, the siblings will have to be braver than they ever thought possible-and to fight against their darkest impulses. The key may lie in their own connection to a secret Kristoff legacy. But as they unravel that legacy, theyll discover that its not just their family thats in danger . . . its the entire world. From master storytellers Chris Columbus and Ned Vizzini comes this wildly imaginative fantasy about a familys journey to find its way home.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 31mm | 435g
  • United States
  • English
  • 0062259644
  • 9780062259646
  • 797,151

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About Chris Columbus

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. Chris lives in California with his family.

Ned Vizzini is the bestselling author of the acclaimed young-adult books It¿s Kind of a Funny Story (which became 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 MTV¿s Teen Wolf and ABC¿s Last Resort. His work has been translated into seven languages. You can visit Ned online at
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10,910 ratings
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4 29% (3,129)
3 24% (2,582)
2 9% (1,001)
1 4% (421)
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