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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 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
Brussels sprouts (shudder)
A lecture on finishing all your homework on time
A sweet, gooey story for nice little girls and boys
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Crystal on 06-23-16
Mix the Circus and a Murder Mystery
Creepy (but not-scary) murder mystery filled with circus-like characters. I wouldn't recommend it for young children, but its an interesting story with an unexpected twist at the end! The narrator was great.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
By Shay IsMorr on 04-28-17
I can't believe I finished it.
normally I adore children adventure stories but for some reason this one was really hard to get into. The overall performance was bland and all the characters sounded alike. aside from that the story was predictable except for the fact that even though these children are supposedly extraordinary and gifted they didn't remotely act like how children would react. I will not be continuing the series.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful