Curiosity House: The Screaming Statue by Lauren Oliver audiobook

Curiosity House: The Screaming Statue

By Lauren Oliver  and H. C. Chester
Read by Greg Steinbruner

HarperCollins 9780062270849

The Curiosity House Series: Book 2

8.07 Hours Unabridged
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In this second book in the exceptional Curiosity House series by bestselling author Lauren Oliver and shadowy recluse H. C. Chester, four extraordinary children must avenge their friend’s death, try to save their home, and unravel the secrets of their past . . . before their past unravels them. Pippa, Sam, Thomas, and Max are happy to be out of harm’s way now that the notorious villain Nicholas Rattigan is halfway across the country in Chicago. But unfortunately their home, Dumfreys’s Dime Museum of Freaks, Oddities, and Wonders, is in danger of closing its doors forever. But their troubles only get worse. The four friends are shocked when their beloved friend, famous sculptor Siegfried Eckleberger, is murdered. As they investigate, they find clues that his death may be tied to the murder of a rich and powerful New York heiress, as well as to their own pasts. This is the second book in the series and so boasts many wondrous and mysterious things inside, such as: ·       Howie, the “Human Owl,” whose head turns just about all the way around ·       A mean but important house cat ·       Some perfectly ghastly wax sculptures ·       A very thin boy named Chubby ·       An awful mechanical leg It continues not to have: ·       A cautionary tale about running with scissors ·       A list of time-consuming chores ·       Nutritious and decidedly not delicious vegetables ·       A perfectly sweet bedtime story about a wayward bunny ·       Two wet kisses on the cheek from your aunt Mildred Learn more about the series online at www.thecuriosityhouse.com.

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Summary

Summary

In this second book in the exceptional Curiosity House series by bestselling author Lauren Oliver and shadowy recluse H. C. Chester, four extraordinary children must avenge their friend’s death, try to save their home, and unravel the secrets of their past . . . before their past unravels them.

Pippa, Sam, Thomas, and Max are happy to be out of harm’s way now that the notorious villain Nicholas Rattigan is halfway across the country in Chicago. But unfortunately their home, Dumfreys’s Dime Museum of Freaks, Oddities, and Wonders, is in danger of closing its doors forever.

But their troubles only get worse. The four friends are shocked when their beloved friend, famous sculptor Siegfried Eckleberger, is murdered. As they investigate, they find clues that his death may be tied to the murder of a rich and powerful New York heiress, as well as to their own pasts.

This is the second book in the series and so boasts many wondrous and mysterious things inside, such as:

·       Howie, the “Human Owl,” whose head turns just about all the way around

·       A mean but important house cat

·       Some perfectly ghastly wax sculptures

·       A very thin boy named Chubby

·       An awful mechanical leg

It continues not to have:

·       A cautionary tale about running with scissors

·       A list of time-consuming chores

·       Nutritious and decidedly not delicious vegetables

·       A perfectly sweet bedtime story about a wayward bunny

·       Two wet kisses on the cheek from your aunt Mildred

Learn more about the series online at www.thecuriosityhouse.com.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Oliver and Chester have created another quirky middle-grade mystery that will have no trouble drawing a crowd.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Lauren Oliver

Author Bio: Lauren Oliver

Lauren Oliver captivated readers with her first novel, the New York Times bestseller Before I Fall, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. She followed that up with Delirium, the first book in her New York Times bestselling trilogy, which continued with Pandemonium. Oliver is also the author of Liesl & Po, a book for middle-grade readers, which received three starred reviews and was described as “a gorgeous story—timeless and magical” by Newbery Medal winner Rebecca Stead. A graduate of the University of Chicago and NYU’s MFA program, Oliver lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Author Bio: H. C. Chester

Author Bio: H. C.  Chester

H. C. Chester is a collector of unusual relics who came into possession of the artifacts of the museum’s estate and discovered the story of the four children.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.07
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English