Curiosity House: The Fearsome Firebird

Curiosity House

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In this third book in the exceptional Curiosity House mystery series by bestselling author Lauren Oliver and mysterious recluse H. C. Chester, four children must uncover the evil Nicholas Rattigan’s newest dastardly scheme, wage war with a rival freak show, and deal with a spy who may have infiltrated their happy home.

Sam, Philippa, Thomas, and Max have just started to recover from their capture and subsequent escape from Rattigan. But the children’s lives don’t stay quiet for long.

A slew of bank robberies is terrorizing the city. And when Professor Farnum, the ringmaster of the museum’s now immensely popular flea circus, is charged with murder, the search for the real killer uncovers a plot much bigger than any individual crime—a plot that can only be the work of Nicholas Rattigan.

This is the third book in the series and contains even more exciting marvels, such as:

  • A nefarious spy within the museum
  • A very unfortunate flea circus
  • The heavenly Georgie Rawls, from the original cast of Last Chance
  • A beautiful and mysterious tattooed lady

It continues not to have:

  • A comprehensive review of the top ten toothbrushes
  • A heaping bowl of sugarless cereal
  • A long and boring family vacation
  • A handmade, scratchy wool sweater

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About the author

Lauren Oliver is the cofounder of media and content development company Glasstown Entertainment, where she serves as the president of production. She is also the New York Times bestselling author of the YA novels Replica, Vanishing Girls, Panic, and the Delirium trilogy: Delirium, Pandemonium, and Requiem, which have been translated into more than thirty languages. The film rights to both Replica and Lauren's bestselling first novel, Before I Fall, were acquired by AwesomenessTV; Before I Fall has been made into a major motion picture.

Her novels for middle grade readers include The Spindlers, Liesl & Po, and the Curiosity House series, co-written with H. C. Chester. She has written one novel for adults, Rooms.

A graduate of the University of Chicago and NYU's MFA program, Lauren Oliver divides her time between New York, Connecticut, and a variety of airport lounges. You can visit her online at

H. C. Chester is a collector of unusual relics who came into possession of the artifacts of the museum’s estate and discovered the story of the four children.

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Apr 11, 2017
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Juvenile Fiction / Family / Orphans & Foster Homes
Juvenile Fiction / Mysteries & Detective Stories
Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Friendship
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Christina Baker Kline
Book 2
In this second book in the New York Times bestselling Curiosity House series by exceptional author Lauren Oliver and shadowy recluse H. C. Chester, four extraordinary children must avenge their friend’s death, try to save their home, and unravel the secrets of their past . . . before their past unravels them.

Pippa, Sam, Thomas, and Max are happy to be out of harm’s way now that the notorious villain Nicholas Rattigan is halfway across the country in Chicago. But unfortunately their home, Dumfreys’s Dime Museum of Freaks, Oddities, and Wonders, is in danger of closing its doors forever.

But their troubles only get worse. The four friends are shocked when their beloved friend, famous sculptor Siegfried Eckleberger, is murdered. As they investigate, they find clues that his death may be tied to the murder of a rich and powerful New York heiress, as well as to their own pasts.

This is the second book in the series and so boasts many wondrous and mysterious things inside, such as:

·       Howie, the “Human Owl,” whose head turns just about all the way around

·       A mean but important house cat

·       Some perfectly ghastly wax sculptures

·       A very thin boy named Chubby

·       An awful mechanical leg

It continues not to have:

·       A cautionary tale about running with scissors

·       A list of time-consuming chores

·       Nutritious and decidedly not delicious vegetables

·       A perfectly sweet bedtime story about a wayward bunny

·       Two wet kisses on the cheek from your aunt Mildred

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Lauren Oliver
«Dos chicas, dos historias, una novela épica.»

Réplica narra la historia desde dos puntos de vista distintos: el de la réplica que vive como humana y el de la humana que vive como réplica.

Desde lejos, el instituto Haven, escondido en una isla privada frente a la costa de Florida, parece tranquilo e incluso hermoso. Pero desde cerca, las puertas blindadas, los militares y los trajes de protección biológica cuentan una historia distinta. Haven es un centro de investigación clandestino donde miles de réplicas, o clones humanos, son creados, observados y estudiados.

Pero un día Haven es atacado y dos de estos sujetos experimentales logran escapar: Lyra, o 24, y el joven 72. Ambos intentan adaptarse al nuevo y peligroso entorno cuando se cruzan con una extraña llamada Gemma, quien se ha embarcado en una arriesgada misión. Y mientras Lyra trata de entender el propósitode Haven, nuevos secretos salen a la luz.

Secretos que cambian la vida de Lyra y de Gemma y que amenazan con alterar el curso de la historia.

Gemma ha pasado toda su vida entrando y saliendo de hospitales, convirtiéndose en una adolescente solitaria cuya vida gira en torno a la escuela, su hogar y su mejor amiga, April. Un día, un extraño la asalta asegurando conocerla, y a partir de este hecho Gemma comienza a investigar el pasado de su familia.

La conexión de su padre con Haven, un centro de investigación secreto, es el detonante que la lleva hasta Florida, donde espera dar con la respuesta a todas sus preguntas. Sin embargo, cuando se cruza con 24 y 72, dos de las réplicas creadas en Haven, solo encuentra nuevas incógnitas.

Y mientras Gemma intenta descifrar los misterios de Haven, descubre sobre su familia y sobre ella misma evidencias terribles que podrían destruir cuanto ama.

«Eléctrica, desgarradora, excitante, y oportuna. Réplica es un fascinante dos por uno. Dos complejas heroínas, dos misterios desconcertantes, dos aventuras entretejidas, todo en una increíble novela.» Victoria Aveyard, autora de La reina roja «Lauren Oliver es la estrella emergente de la ficción juvenil.» The Sunday Times

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