Gloom Town Ronald L. Smith

Gloom Town

Author: Ronald L. Smith
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Book Title
Gloom Town
Author
Ronald L. Smith
ISBN
9781328841612
A delightfully creepy novel from a Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award winner imbued with magic and seafaring mythology. Lemony Snicket and Jessica Townsend meet Greenglass House, with a hint of Edward Gorey thrown in. When twelve-year-old Rory applies for a job at a spooky old mansion in his gloomy seaside town, he finds the owner, Lord Foxglove, odd and unpleasant. But he and his mom need the money, so he takes the job anyway. Rory soon finds out that his new boss is not just strange, he's not even human--and he's trying to steal the townspeople's shadows. Together, Rory and his friend Isabella set out to uncover exactly what Foxglove and his otherworldly accomplices are planning and devise a strategy to defeat them. But can two kids defeat a group of ancient evil beings who are determined to take over the world? Another delightfully creepy tale from Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award-winning author Ronald L. Smith. Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Ronald L. SmithPublisher: Clarion BooksPublished: 02/11/2020ISBN: 9781328841612Pages: 288Weight: 0.85lbsSize: 8.40h x 5.50w x 1.20dReview Citations: Booklist 12/01/2019 pg. 57Kirkus Reviews 12/01/2019Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 01/01/2020Publishers Weekly 12/16/2019School Library Journal 01/01/2020 pg. 73Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 508104 / Gloom TownReading Level: 4.7 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 7
A delightfully creepy novel from a Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award winner imbued with magic and seafaring mythology. Lemony Snicket and Jessica Townsend meet Greenglass House, with a hint of Edward Gorey thrown in.

When twelve-year-old Rory applies for a job at a spooky old mansion in his gloomy seaside town, he finds the owner, Lord Foxglove, odd and unpleasant. But he and his mom need the money, so he takes the job anyway. Rory soon finds out that his new boss is not just strange, he's not even human--and he's trying to steal the townspeople's shadows. Together, Rory and his friend Isabella set out to uncover exactly what Foxglove and his otherworldly accomplices are planning and devise a strategy to defeat them. But can two kids defeat a group of ancient evil beings who are determined to take over the world?

Another delightfully creepy tale from Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award-winning author Ronald L. Smith.


Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Ronald L. Smith
Publisher: Clarion Books
Published: 02/11/2020
ISBN: 9781328841612
Pages: 288
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.50w x 1.20d

Review Citations: Booklist 12/01/2019 pg. 57
Kirkus Reviews 12/01/2019
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 01/01/2020
Publishers Weekly 12/16/2019
School Library Journal 01/01/2020 pg. 73

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 508104 / Gloom Town
Reading Level: 4.7 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 7
A delightfully creepy novel from a Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award winner imbued with magic and seafaring mythology. Lemony Snicket and Jessica Townsend meet Greenglass House, with a hint of Edward Gorey thrown in.

When twelve-year-old Rory applies for a job at a spooky old mansion in his gloomy seaside town, he finds the owner, Lord Foxglove, odd and unpleasant. But he and his mom need the money, so he takes the job anyway. Rory soon finds out that his new boss is not just strange, he's not even human--and he's trying to steal the townspeople's shadows. Together, Rory and his friend Isabella set out to uncover exactly what Foxglove and his otherworldly accomplices are planning and devise a strategy to defeat them. But can two kids defeat a group of ancient evil beings who are determined to take over the world?

Another delightfully creepy tale from Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award-winning author Ronald L. Smith.


Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Ronald L. Smith
Publisher: Clarion Books
Published: 02/11/2020
ISBN: 9781328841612
Pages: 288
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.50w x 1.20d

Review Citations: Booklist 12/01/2019 pg. 57
Kirkus Reviews 12/01/2019
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 01/01/2020
Publishers Weekly 12/16/2019
School Library Journal 01/01/2020 pg. 73

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 508104 / Gloom Town
Reading Level: 4.7 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 7