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The shrunken head

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Average Rating
Series:
Curiosity House volume 1.
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Accelerated Reader:
IL: MG - BL: 5.2 - AR Pts: 10
Lexile measure:
760L
Description

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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ISBN:
9780062270818
9780062365699
9781467608107
9780062270832
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 5.2, 10 Points
Lexile measure:
760L
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Last Grouping Update2020-10-24 04:16:55AM
Last Indexed2020-10-24 04:45:46AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9780062270818

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seriesCuriosity House
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subject_facetAction and adventure fiction
Audiobooks
Children's stories
Curiosities and wonders -- Fiction
Curiosities and wonders -- Juvenile fiction
Fantasy fiction
Museums -- Fiction
Museums -- Juvenile fiction
Mystery and detective stories
Mystery fiction
Orphans -- Fiction
Orphans -- Juvenile fiction
title_displayThe shrunken head
title_fullThe Shrunken Head
The shrunken head / Lauren Oliver & H.C. Chester
The shrunken head [playaway] / Lauren Oliver & H.C. Chester
title_shortThe shrunken head
topic_facetCuriosities and wonders
Juvenile Fiction
Juvenile Literature
Museums
Mystery
Mystery and detective stories
Orphans