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Splendors and Glooms

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Splendors and Glooms
Written by Laura Amy Schlitz
Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0763694495
ISBN-13: 9780763694494
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Splendors and Glooms

author: Laura Amy Schlitz

Laura Amy Schlitz’s Newbery Honor–winning Victorian gothic is a rich banquet of dark comedy, scorching magic, and bewitching storytelling. Clara Wintermute, the only child of a wealthy doctor, invites master puppeteer Grisini to entertain at her birthday party. When Clara vanishes that night, suspicion falls upon the puppeteer and his orphaned assistants. The three children — two penniless waifs and one pampered heiress — have been caught in a trap set by Grisini’s ancient rival, a witch with a deadly inheritance she’s determined to shed before it’s too late.

“A brooding, Dickensian novel with a touch of fantasy and a glimmer of hope. . . . As mysterious and timeless as a fairy tale.” — Booklist (starred review)
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0763694495 /  9780763694494
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Middle-grade Novel / Paperback
age range:
10 yrs - 14 yrs
# of pages/size:
400 / 6" x 8 1/2"
grade range:
Grade 5 - Grade 9
Toys, Dolls & Puppets; Fantasy & Magic; Historical; Social Themes; Family;
author’s comments:
Laura Amy Schlitz is the author of the Newbery Medal-winning Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village, illustrated by Robert Byrd; A Drowned Maiden's Hair: A Melodrama; The Night Fairy, illustrated by Angela Barrett; and other books for children. She lives in Maryland.
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