Gloom town / Ronald L. Smith.
- 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|McIntosh Public Library||J SMI (Text)||33500013212196||New||Checked out||05/02/2020|
|Moorhead Public Library||J SMI (Text)||33500013212188||New||Available||-|
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- ISBN: 9781328841612
- ISBN: 1328841618
- Physical Description: pages cm
- Publisher: Boston ; Clarion Books, 2020.
Twelve-year-old Rory and his friend Izzy try to foil the plans of Lord Foxglove, for whom Rory works as a valet, and his inhuman accomplices from taking over the world.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 December #1
Rory, a good lad, lives with his hardworking mother near the docks in a town called Gloom. When he realizes that Mum's earnings will no longer cover the rent, he takes the only job available: gentleman's valet at sinister Foxglove Manor. Soon he's responsible for every menial task in the monstrous house. Terrified of Lord Foxglove, Rory works very hard, yet he awakens in the night to the sounds of weird chanting. After he and his best friend Izzy uncover disturbing clues to an ongoing mystery, they marshal their wits, their allies, and all the unexpected magic within them to set things right. Smith, who won the 2016 Coretta Scott KingâJohn Steptoe Award for New Talent after writing Hoodoo (2015), spins a new, spine-tingling tale of good people facing down supernatural forces of evil. Once the well-drawn characters and distinctive setting are established, the story becomes increasingly involving, fast-paced, and imaginative. The final chapters will leave readers wondering what other riveting adventures await Rory and Izzy and hoping that sequels will follow. Grades 4-6. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
Ronald L. Smith is the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award&;winning author of Hoodoo,The Mesmerist, The Owls Have Come to Take Us Away, and Black Panther: The Young Prince. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland. www.strangeblackflowers.com
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