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The Shrunken Head

By: Benjamin Lacombe, Lauren Oliver, H. C. Chester

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS

Imprint: HarperCollins

Format: Hardcover | ISBN: 9780062270818

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On Sale: | Pages: 368

  • About the Book
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--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 ladySeveral scandalous murdersA deliciously disgusting Amazonian shrunken headFour extraordinary children with equally extraordinary abilitiesA quite loquacious talking birdWhat 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 boysLearn more about the series online at www.thecuriosityhouse.com
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