Lockwood & Co. The Screaming Staircase - Jonathan Stroud

Jonathan Stroud’s newest novel, The Screaming Staircase (Hyperion, $16.99), is equal parts frightening and funny, set in a modern—or future—London, where children are the only ones capable of sensing the evil spirits that besiege the city.  Heroine Lucy Carlyle joins Lockwood & Co., one of the many agencies using children to find and destroy the ghosts plaguing the city.  Stroud’s prose is deliciously scary in all the right places, while skillfully breaking the tension with the wit and humor that make up the children’s relationships with each other.  This is a must-read.  Ages 10-14. KLP
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ISBN: 9781423164913
Availability: Backordered
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 17th, 2013