The Sign of the Sinister Sorcerer (Lewis Barnavelt Series #12)

The Sign of the Sinister Sorcerer (Lewis Barnavelt Series #12)

by Brad Strickland

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The Sign of the Sinister Sorcerer (Lewis Barnavelt Series #12) by Brad Strickland

Lewis's hopes for a peaceful summer vacation are shattered as one accident after another plagues him. Is all his bad luck really just a coincidence? Or does it have something to do with the mysterious hooded figure he keeps seeing?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440641374
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 10/16/2008
Series: Lewis Barnavelt Series , #12
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 106,105
File size: 197 KB
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Brad Strickland has written more than 75 published books including the Lewis Barnavelt and Johnny Dixon mystery series by John Bellairs after Mr. Bellair's death in 1991. He is also a professor of English at the University of North Georgia in Gainesville. He lives in Georgia with his wife, Barbara.

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Sign of the Sinister Sorcerer 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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In the mid 1950s in New Zebedec, Michigan young orphan Lewis Barnavelt lives with his Uncle Jonathan, a wizard who can perform illusions. Recently, Lewis has become interested in information pertaining to the magical Rule of Three that his Uncle claims is an obsolete theory, but next door neighbor the powerful witch (and great cook) Mrs. Zimmerman insists some mages believed in threesomes to embellish exponentially the power.------------ While watching his friends play baseball, Lewis is distracted by newcomer Hal Everit when his best friend Rose Rita Pottinger warns him to watch out a foul ball hits him in the face. Just before it struck him, Lewis noticed a hooded robed individual watching him. Although he suffers two black eyes, overall Lewis is okay. A few days later, Jonathan gives him his allowance of five silver dollars, but on his way to the movies with Rose Rita and joined at the theater by Hal, he realizes he lost his money due to a hole in his pocket. The next morning, he smells Mrs. Zimmerman cooking breakfast so he runs down the steps, but trips and injures his leg. Lewis thinks a powerful wizard is trying to harm him as he believes he suffered an attack based on the Rule of Three. Jonathan thinks otherwise and besides the trio of assaults already occurred but he soon revises his opinion based on a message in a mirror he believes he and his nephew are under magical siege and he thinks he knows who the culprit is.------------- This is an entertaining middle school historical thriller with some fantasy and suspense elements enhancing the tale. Young readers will enjoy Lewis¿ summer vacation as he begins to believe THE SIGN OF THE SINISTER SORCERER has him under siege.-------------- Harriet Klausner