Octavius Bloom and the House of Doom

Octavius Bloom and the House of Doom

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by Erik Brooks
     
 

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The new kid in school, Octavius Bloom, is a genuine detective and he's looking for a mystery to solve. It looks like he came to the right place!

"On Crabapple Street around the bend, in back of the house near the dark Dead End, stuffed up inside of a rickety shed is the source of a horrible, terrible dread. Something lives there. But what? No-one knows. So

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The new kid in school, Octavius Bloom, is a genuine detective and he's looking for a mystery to solve. It looks like he came to the right place!

"On Crabapple Street around the bend, in back of the house near the dark Dead End, stuffed up inside of a rickety shed is the source of a horrible, terrible dread. Something lives there. But what? No-one knows. So its one place in town where no kid ever goes."

The other kids in class tell Octavius about the scary things they believe are in the shed behind Pricilla O'Moore's house. And Octavius takes the case. Then, as Octavius investigates, he gets the scare of a lifetime. Can Octavius keep his cool or will the House of Doom claim him as its victim?

A Society of Midland Authors Award for Children's Fiction - Honorable Mention.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - Linda Ludke
"The colored-pencil and watercolor cartoon illustrations are imaginatively detailed, and the mysterious shadows visible through the shed's windows build suspense. An endnote provides information on cacti and interesting trivia about the Pinkerton Detective Agency. The rhyming verse will help new readers, and young mystery fans are sure to enjoy this humorous investigation."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013076655
Publisher:
Practically Perfect Press
Publication date:
08/31/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
730,794
File size:
4 MB
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Erik Brooks is the author and illustrator of many well-regarded books for children and early readers. Erik holds a B.A. in studio art and K-12 teaching certificate from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. He currently resides in Winthrop, Washington where he tries to avoid creepy old sheds and ominous gloom whenever possible!

Octavius Bloom is his very first ebook and he hopes you enjoy it :)

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Octavius Bloom and the House of Doom 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love rhyming books and this one is very good. Its a little spooky but the ending makes it very silly.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My 4 year old LOVED this book and I had a great time reading it to her. The rhyming was clever and I liked the underlying message about how investigating the 'scary' unknown might end up surprising you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kiss your hands 3 times and then post this comet on 3 other books and look under your pillow
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Its a cute book I think every kid can relate to.
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