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Macmillan Bloomsbury Childrens Spring 2019

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Maudlin Towers
Treasure of the Golden Skull
By (author): Chris Priestley
9781408873106 Paperback, Trade English Juvenile: Age (years) from 9 - 12 JUVENILE FICTION / Ghost Stories Jul 09, 2019
$13.99 CAD
Active 5.15 x 7.59 x 0.68 in | 230 gr 272 pages Bloomsbury Bloomsbury Children's Books

Mildew and Sponge don't think much of Maudlin Towers, the blackened, gloom-laden, gargoyle-infested monstrosity that is their school. But when they are told the school might close, our heroes realize being apart and somewhere else could be even worse!

What starts out as a secret hunt for buried treasure quickly becomes weirder than Mildew and Sponge could ever have imagined. Who is that new boy who can get people to do whatever he wants just by looking them intently in the eye? (A hypnotist!) Why does that strange teacher have tattoos and a beard? (He's really a pirate also looking for the treasure!) Could their heartbroken English teacher hold the key to this riddle of riddles? (Just maybe…) Most importantly, can Mildew and Sponge savethe day – and the school – once more?

ChrisPriestley is the author of the Maudlin Towers series,Mister Creecher,The Last of the Spirits, and several other spooky books for young readers. He worked as an illustrator and cartoonist for twenty years before becoming a writer. His books have been nominated for many awards, including the Edgar Award and the Carnegie Medal.

“[Channels] Edward Gorey... more “faldoolery” for fans” —Kirkus Reviews

“Young readers will enjoy the silly shenanigans as much as they will delight in putting the pieces together to solve the mysteries. . . . This engaging read is sure to serve as a solid warm-up to Trenton Lee Stuart's The Mysterious Benedict Society or Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events.” —School Library Journal on CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF BOY

“Scare yourself silly.” —The Observer on UNCLE MONTAGUE'S TALES OF TERROR

“Wonderfully macabre and beautifully crafted.” —Author/illustrator Chris Riddell on TALES OF TERROR FROM THE BLACK SHIP

“Inventive, deadpan, sardonic.. a creepy autumnal treat.” —The Financial Times on TALES OF TERROR FROM THE TUNNEL'S MOUTH

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