The shrunken head: Curiosity House Series, Book 1

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Edgar Award nominee for Best Juvenile Mystery

The book is about, among other things: the strongest boy in the world, a talking cockatoo, a faulty mind reader, a beautiful bearded lady and a nervous magician, an old museum, and a shrunken head.

Blessed with extraordinary abilities, orphans Philippa, Sam, and Thomas have grown up happily in Dumfrey's Dime Museum of Freaks, Oddities, and Wonders. But when a fourth child, Max, a knife-thrower, joins the group, it sets off an unforgettable chain of events.

When the museum's Amazonian shrunken head is stolen, the four are determined to get it back. But their search leads them to a series of murders and an explosive secret about their pasts.

This sensational new series--a 2016 Edgar nominee for Best Juvenile book and New York Times bestseller--combines the unparalleled storytelling gifts of Lauren Oliver with the rich knowledge of the notorious relics collector H. C. Chester.

What you will find in this book:

A rather attractive bearded lady Several scandalous murders A deliciously disgusting Amazonian shrunken head Four extraordinary children with equally extraordinary abilities A quite loquacious talking bird

What you will NOT find in this book:

An accountant named Seymour A never-ending line at the post office Brussel sprouts (shudder) A lecture on finishing all your homework on time A sweet, gooey story for nice little girls and boys

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Grouped Work ID abb87ade-d7b5-4e85-91f4-34c2f29c66f1
Grouping Title shrunken head
Grouping Author oliver lauren
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-03-25 23:32:22PM
Last Indexed 2019-03-26 00:28:16AM

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accelerated_reader_interest_level MG
accelerated_reader_point_value 10
accelerated_reader_reading_level 5.2
auth_author2 Chester, H. C.,, Chester, H. C.., Lacombe, Benjamin,, Steinbruner, Greg,
author Oliver, Lauren, 1982-
author2-role Chester, H. C.,author., Chester, H. C.., Findaway World, LLC., Lacombe, Benjamin,ill., Playaway Digital Audio., Steinbruner, Greg,narrator.
author_display Oliver, Lauren
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display_description "Orphans Philippa, Sam, Thomas, and Max must find out who stole a valuable artifact in order to save to save their home, Dumfrey's Dime Museum of Freaks, Oddities, and Wonders"--Provided by publisher.
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series Curiosity House
series_with_volume Curiosity House|1
subject_facet Children's audiobooks, Curiosities and wonders -- Fiction, Curiosities and wonders -- Juvenile fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Detective and mystery stories, Juvenile, Museums -- Fiction, Museums -- Juvenile fiction, Orphans -- Fiction, Orphans -- Juvenile fiction
title_display The shrunken head
title_full The Shrunken Head Curiosity House Series, Book 1, The shrunken head / Lauren Oliver & H.C. Chester, The shrunken head / Lauren Oliver & H.C. Chester ; illustrations, Benjamin Lacombe, The shrunken head [sound recording] / Lauren Oliver and H.C. Chester
title_short The shrunken head
title_sub Curiosity House Series, Book 1
topic_facet Children's audiobooks, Curiosities and wonders, Detective and mystery stories, Juvenile, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Museums, Mystery, Orphans