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Splendors and glooms

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Newbery Medalist Laura Amy Schlitz brings her sorcery to a Victorian gothic thriller -- an enthralling, darkly comic tale that would do Dickens proud. The master puppeteer, Gaspare Grisini, is so expert at manipulating his stringed puppets that they appear alive. Clara Wintermute, the only child of a wealthy doctor, is spellbound by Grisini's act and invites him to entertain at her birthday party. Seeing his chance to make a fortune, Grisini accepts and makes a splendidly gaudy entrance with caravan, puppets, and his two orphaned assistants. Lizzie Rose and Parsefall are dazzled by the Wintermute home. Clara seems to have everything they lack -- adoring parents, warmth, and plenty to eat. In fact, Clara's life is shadowed by grief, guilt, and secrets. When Clara vanishes that night, suspicion of kidnapping falls upon the puppeteer and, by association, Lizzie Rose and Parsefall. As they seek to puzzle out Clara's whereabouts, Lizzie and Parse uncover Grisini's criminal past and wake up to his evil intentions. Fleeing London, they find themselves caught in a trap set by Grisini's ancient rival, a witch with a deadly inheritance to shed before it's too late. Newbery Medal winner Laura Amy Schlitz's Victorian gothic is a rich banquet of dark comedy, scorching magic, and the brilliant and bewitching storytelling that is her trademark.
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Grouped Work ID 8e8321ae-fbc0-4240-9873-99cc3edecfb7
Full title splendors and glooms
Author schlitz laura amy
Grouping Category book
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accelerated_reader_interest_level MG
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auth_author2 Porter, Davina.
author Laura Amy Schlitz
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display_description When Clara vanishes after the puppeteer Grisini and two orphaned assistants were at her twelfth birthday party, suspicion of kidnapping chases the trio away from London and soon the two orphans are caught in a trap set by Grisini's ancient rival, a witch with a deadly inheritance to shed before it is too late.
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subject_facet Action and adventure fiction, Adventure fiction, Blessing and cursing, Blessing and cursing -- Fiction, Blessing and cursing -- Juvenile fiction, Blessing and cursing. -- Fiction, Children's audiobooks, Downloadable audio books, Fantasy fiction, Fiction, Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901, Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 -- Fiction, Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 -- Juvenile fiction, Historical fiction, History, Juvenile works, Kidnapping, Kidnapping -- Fiction, Kidnapping -- Juvenile fiction, London (England) -- History -- 19th century, London (England) -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction, London (England) -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile fiction, Newbery honor book -- 2013, Orphans, Orphans -- Fiction, Orphans -- Juvenile fiction, Puppets, Puppets -- Fiction, Puppets -- Juvenile fiction, Witches, Witches -- Fiction, Witches -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Splendors and glooms
title_full Splendors and Glooms, Splendors and glooms / Laura Amy Schlitz, Splendors and glooms / [by] Laura Amy Schlitz, Splendors and glooms [electronic resource] / Laura Amy Schlitz, Splendors and glooms [playaway] / Laura Amy Schlitz, Splendors and glooms [sound recording] / Laura Amy Schlitz
title_short Splendors and glooms
topic_facet Blessing and cursing, Children's audiobooks, Historical fiction, History, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Kidnapping, Mystery, Newbery honor book, Orphans, Puppets, Thriller, Witches