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The Thief of Always
Contributor(s): Barker, Clive (Author)

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ISBN: 0061684260     ISBN-13: 9780061684265
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: November 2008

Annotation: Clive Barker's haunting bestseller about Harvey Swick and his terrible flight from boredom straight into the menacing evil of Holiday House, is available in a new digest-size paperback edition with a classic fantasy look.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Fiction | Fantasy - General
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 2008045056
Age Level: 9-12
Grade Level: 4-7
Lexile Measure: 740(Not Available)
Physical Information: 0.71" H x 5.25" W x 8.05" (0.53 lbs) 267 pages
- Holiday - Halloween
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 14871
Reading Level: 4.8   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 6.0
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Publisher Description:
Mr. Hood's Holiday House has stood for a thousand years, welcoming countless children into its embrace. It is a place of miracles, a blissful rounds of treats and seasons, where every childhood whim may be satisfied...There is a price to be paid, of course, but young Harvey Swick, bored with his life and beguiled by Mr. Hood's wonders, does not stop to consider the consequences. It is only when the House shows it's darker face -- when Harvey discovers the pitiful creatures that dwell in its shadows -- that he comes to doubt Mr. Hood's philanthropy.The House and its mysterious architect are not about to release their captive without a battle, however. Mr. Hood has ambitious for his new guest, for Harvey's soul burns brighter than any soul he has encountered in a thousand years...

Contributor Bio(s): Barker, Clive: -

Clive Barker is the bestselling author of twenty-two books, including the New York Times bestsellers Abarat; Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War; and The Thief of Always. He is also an acclaimed painter, film producer, and director. For twelve years Mr. Barker has been working on a vast array of paintings to illuminate the text of The Books of Abarat, more than one hundred and twenty-five of which can be found within this volume.

Mr. Barker lives in California. He shares his house with seven dogs, three cockatiels, several undomesticated geckoes, an African gray parrot called Smokey, and a yellow-headed Amazon parrot called Malingo.

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