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Splendors and Glooms [electronic Resource]

By Laura Amy Schlitz

Newbery Medalist Laura Amy Schlitz brings her sorcery to a Victorian gothic thriller — an enthralling, darkly comic tale that would do Dickens proud. The master puppeteer, Gaspare Grisini, is so expert at manipulating his stringed puppets that they appear alive. Clara Wintermute, the only child of a wealthy doctor, is spellbound by Grisini’s act and invites him to entertain at her birthday party. Seeing his chance to make a fortune, Grisini accepts and makes a splendidly gaudy entrance with caravan, puppets, and his two orphaned assistants. Lizzie Rose and Parsefall are dazzled by the Wintermute home. Clara seems to have everything they lack — adoring parents, warmth, and plenty to eat. In fact, Clara’s life is shadowed by grief, guilt, and secrets. When Clara vanishes that night, suspicion of kidnapping falls upon the puppeteer and, by association, Lizzie Rose and Parsefall. As they seek to puzzle out Clara’s whereabouts, Lizzie and Parse uncover Grisini’s criminal past and wake up to his evil intentions. Fleeing London, they find themselves caught in a trap set by Grisini’s ancient rival, a witch with a deadly inheritance to shed before it’s too late. Newbery Medal winner Laura Amy Schlitz’s Victorian gothic is a rich banquet of dark comedy, scorching magic, and the brilliant and bewitching storytelling that is her trademark.

Format

Ebook

Publish Date

2012

ISBN

9780763662462


Format: Ebook
Author: Schlitz, Laura Amy
Summary: When Clara vanishes after the puppeteer Grisini and two orphaned assistants were at her twelfth birthday party, suspicion of kidnapping chases the trio away from London and soon the two orphans are caught in a trap set by Grisini's ancient rival, a witch with a deadly inheritance to shed before it is too late.
Title: Splendors and glooms [electronic resource] / Laura Amy Schlitz.
Publisher Date: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick, 2012.
Subject: Puppets -- Fiction. Orphans -- Fiction Kidnapping -- Fiction Witches -- Fiction Blessing and cursing -- Fiction Puppets -- Juvenile fiction. Orphans -- Juvenile fiction Kidnapping -- Juvenile fiction Witches -- Juvenile fiction Blessing and cursing -- Juvenile fiction. JUVENILE FICTION / Toys, Dolls, Puppets. London (England) -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction. Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 -- Fiction London (England) -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile fiction. Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 -- Juvenile fiction.
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Isbn: 9780763662462 (electronic bk.) 0763662461 (electronic bk.)
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Format: Ebook
Author: Schlitz, Laura Amy
Summary: When Clara vanishes after the puppeteer Grisini and two orphaned assistants were at her twelfth birthday party, suspicion of kidnapping chases the trio away from London and soon the two orphans are caught in a trap set by Grisini's ancient rival, a witch with a deadly inheritance to shed before it is too late.
Title: Splendors and glooms [electronic resource] / Laura Amy Schlitz.
Publisher, Date: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick, 2012.
Description: 1 online resource.
Subjects: Puppets -- Fiction.
Subjects: Orphans -- Fiction
Subjects: Kidnapping -- Fiction
Subjects: Witches -- Fiction
Subjects: Blessing and cursing -- Fiction
Subjects: Puppets -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Orphans -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Kidnapping -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Witches -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Blessing and cursing -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: JUVENILE FICTION / Toys, Dolls, Puppets.
Subjects: London (England) -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Subjects: Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 -- Fiction
Subjects: London (England) -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 -- Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Electronic books.
Notes: Description based on print version record.
Web Site: http://myrcpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=593174D3-EF3B-412E-82E0-54755368CEDC Click here to check out and download.
Web Site: http://myrcpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=593174D3-EF3B-412E-82E0-54755368CEDC Click here to check out and download.
ISBN: 9780763662462 (electronic bk.)
ISBN: 0763662461 (electronic bk.)
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Call Number: PZ7.S347145 Spl 2012eb
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