The Screaming Staircase

Jonathan Stroud (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$8.99  $8.27
Publisher
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
August 26, 2014
Pages
416
Dimensions
5.2 X 7.5 X 1.0 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781423186922

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About the Author

Jonathan Stroud (www.jonathanstroud.com) is the author of four previous books in the Lockwood & Co. series as well as the New York Times bestselling Bartimaeus books, and the stand-alone titles Heroes of the Valley, The Leap, The Last Siege, and Buried Fire. He lives in England with his wife and three children.

Reviews

"This story will keep you reading late into the night, but you'll want to leave the lights on. Stroud is a genius at inventing an utterly believable world which is very much like ours, but so creepily different. Put The Screaming Staircase on your 'need to read' list!" --Rick Riordan
"Three young ghost trappers take on deadly wraiths and solve an old murder case in the bargain to kick off Stroud's new post-Bartimaeus series. The work is fraught with peril, not only because a ghost's merest touch is generally fatal, but also, as it turns out, none of the three is particularly good at careful planning and preparation. A heartily satisfying string of entertaining near-catastrophes, replete with narrow squeaks and spectral howls."--Kirkus Reviews
"Stroud shows his customary flair for blending deadpan humor with thrilling action, and the fiery interplay among the three agents of Lockwood & Co. invigorates the story (along with no shortage of creepy moments)." --Publishers Weekly
"A pleasure from tip to tail, this is the book you hand the advanced readers that claim they'd rather read Paradise Lost than Harry Potter. Smart as a whip, funny, witty, and honestly frightening at times, Stroud lets loose and gives readers exactly what they want. Ghosts, kids on their own without adult supervision, and loads of delicious cookies." --Elizabeth Bird, School Library Journal
"...Stroud writes for a younger audience in book one of the Lockwood & Co. series and delivers some chilling scenes along the way."--Booklist