Splendors And Gloom

by Laura Amy Schlitz

0 avg rating
Book 35 of 108 in the Juvenile Fantasy Books
1 votes 0 comments
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.

Other books in series

Readers Also Liked

by Emily Rodda
by Mary-Rose Douglas
by F. E. Higgins
by Susannah Appelbaum
by Eva Ibbotson

Splendors And Gloom ranks on the following lists

leave a comment



0 comments
Popular Lists with Splendors And Gloom
Best Stand Alone Fantasy Books
Best Stand Alone Fantasy Books Ranked 70 out of 79 79 Books 4062 Voters
Best Fantasy Books for Children
Best Fantasy Books for Children Ranked 105 out of 130 130 Books 4402 Voters
Best Fantasy Audiobooks
Best Fantasy Audiobooks Ranked 52 out of 65 65 Books 1163 Voters
Juvenile Fantasy Books
Juvenile Fantasy Books Ranked 35 out of 108 108 Books 448 Voters

Find Us on Facebook