Giveaway: The Shrunken Head by Lauren Oliver & H.C. Chester (US Only)
CURIOSITY HOUSE: The Shrunken Head
by Lauren Oliver & H.C. Chester
Release Date: September 29, 2015
About the Book
Philippa, Sam, and Thomas have grown up in Dumfrey’s Dime Museum of Freaks, Oddities, and Wonders for as long as they can remember. Philippa is a powerful mentalist, Sam is the world’s strongest boy, and Thomas is a contortionist. The children live happily with museum owner Mr. Dumfrey, alongside other misfits – including a dwarf, an elephant man, an alligator boy, a magician and a rather attractive bearded lady. But then a fourth child, Mackenzie (Max), a knife-thrower with deadly accuracy, arrives at the museum. She’s contrary and prickly and disrupts the children’s harmonious existence.
The museum, which purports to have the “Largest Collection of Oddities, the Strangest Assortment of Freaks, and Novel and Astounding Exhibitions Comprising More Than One Thousand Curiosities from Every Portion of the Globe!” has seen better days, and Mr. Dumfrey is counting on his newly acquired relic, an Amazonian shrunken head, to draw enough crowds to save their beloved museum. But when the head is stolen, and those who encounter it seem to die suddenly, the four children are determined to find an explanation for the mysterious events and return the head to its rightful owner. But their investigation leads them to uncover more murders and an explosive secret about their pasts.
Ingenious, intriguing, humorous and totally unforgettable, The Shrunken Head will have readers clamoring for what’s next in the CURIOSITY HOUSE series.
To learn more about this book and see our review, go HERE.
About the Author
Lauren Oliver’s novels for children and adults continue to surprise and delight her legions of fans all over the world. Her books, which are published in more than thirty languages, consistently receive stunning reviews, hit the New York Times and other bestseller lists, win accolades and awards, and are in various stages of development with film and television.
In her two previous books for middle grade readers, Oliver took on fairy tales with The Spindlers and a ghost story with Liesl and Po, which was named a Kirkus Best Book of the Year and an E.B. White Read Aloud Award Honor Book. Now, freaks and geeks are her purview in a brand new series featuring four orphans, each with his or her own extraordinary ability: CURIOSITY HOUSE: The Shrunken Head (HarperCollins Children’s; Publication date: September 29, 2015; hardcover; $16.99; Age 8-12). With this series, Lauren Oliver has a collaborator – a brilliant, bizarre, and reclusive relics collector in New York City named H.C. Chester. He is also the alter ego of Harold Schechter, renowned true crime writer and professor of American literature and popular culture at Queens College. And he’s Lauren Oliver’s father. The father-daughter writing team combined their talents – Harold Schechter’s vast knowledge from studying crimes and murders and a lifetime of collecting weird and bizarre artifacts, with Lauren Oliver’s skill at writing compelling and relatable stories for young readers.
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One winner will receive a free copy of CURIOSITY HOUSE: The Shrunken Head. US only.
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During each giveaway, we ask entrants a question pertaining to the book. Here is the question they'll be answering in the comments below for extra entries: In what city is Dumphrey’s Dime Museum of Freaks, Oddities and Wonders located?
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I am do excited to see this novel. The bright cover is catchy and I loved to see Laurren's name on the cover! Can't wait to read what awaits in the house and really thrilled that this is a series.
I would love to win! It's been long since I have read an Lauren Oliver novel, and I'm surw I will love this!
I'm thinking the answer the question is: lower Manhattan?? Also I love love love the cover and for MG this seems super intriguing.
It takes place in New York City!
The cover looks amazing! I am very intrigued! My students would love this book!!