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Winterhouse #1 / Ben Guterson ; with illustrations by Chloe Bristol.

Guterson, Ben, author. (Author). Bristol, Chloe, illustrator. (Added Author).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Roseau Public Library j GUT (Text) 35500006009698 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250123886
  • ISBN: 1250123887
  • Physical Description: 370 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2018.

Content descriptions

General Note: "Christy Ottaviano Books."
Summary, etc.: Elizabeth, eleven, spends Christmas break at Winterhouse hotel under strange circumstances, where she discovers that she has magic, and her love of puzzles helps her solve a mystery.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 January #1
    Eleven-year-old Elizabeth isn't surprised to learn that her aunt and uncle are going on Christmas vacation without her, but she's shocked that they're sending her to a fancy resort while they're away. Solitary and bookish, Elizabeth sets off for Winterhouse for what turns out to be a holiday filled with intrigue, magic, surprise, and—perhaps best of all—friendship. She is quickly made to feel at home in the grand old hotel by the warm welcome of Norbridge Falls (Winterhouse's eccentric proprietor), Miss Leona (resident librarian), and her new friend Freddy. A creepy couple and a legend of a hidden book attract Elizabeth's attention, fueling her desire to solve the Winterhouse's long-standing mystery. Guterson's debut is a natural fit for readers with a penchant for puzzles and wordplay in the vein of the Mr. Lemoncello's Library series and Pseudonymous Bosch. Characterization is light, but the dual mysteries of the hidden book and Elizabeth's family history will keep the pages turning. Though it doesn't break new ground, this is a solid choice for middle-grade gumshoes. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Ben Guterson was born and raised in Seattle. Before working at Microsoft as a Program Manager, Ben spent a decade teaching public school on the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico and in rural Colorado. He has written features and book reviews for newspapers, magazines, and websites, as well as a nature-travel guide to the Southwest. Ben and his family live in the foothills of the Cascades east of Seattle. Winterhouse is his first book.

Subject: Hotels > Juvenile fiction.
Magic > Juvenile fiction.
Puzzles > Juvenile fiction.
Orphans > Juvenile fiction.
Illustrated children's books.
Paranormal fiction.
Genre: Mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
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