The House With A Clock in Its WallsBook - 2004
" The House With a Clock in Its Walls will cast its spell for a long time."-- The New York Times Book Review
When Lewis Barnavelt, an orphan. comes to stay with his uncle Jonathan, he expects to meet an ordinary person. But he is wrong. Uncle Jonathan and his next-door neighbor, Mrs. Zimmermann, are both magicians! Lewis is thrilled. At first, watchng magic is enough. Then Lewis experiments with magic himself and unknowingly resurrects the former owner of the house: a woman named Selenna Izard. It seems that Selenna and her husband built a timepiece into the walls--a clock that could obliterate humankind. And only the Barnavelts can stop it!
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Young Lewis has lost his parents and moves in with his quirky uncle in a new town atop a hill. Lewis's uncle Jonathan also happens to be a small-time wizard and lives in a mansion with a lot of secrets, including some that could cause a lot of trouble for the curious Lewis.
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