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Macmillan Children's Book

The Crooked Door

Author: Brad McLelland & Louis Sylvester

The Crooked Door

The Crooked Door

$16.99

About This Book

Something demonic stirs in this suspenseful, horror novel for young readers about a close-knit circle of children, the monster at their whim, and the lone girl who can save her parents from...

Page Count
320
On Sale
04/11/2023
Age Range
9-13

Book Details

Something demonic stirs in this suspenseful, horror novel for young readers about a close-knit circle of children, the monster at their whim, and the lone girl who can save her parents from evil—for fans of Victoria Schwab, Katherine Arden, and Holly Black.

"A great, scary read!" —R.L. Stine, author Goosebumps

For Ginny and her parents, losing their home and being forced to move to Nebraska was hard enough, but when a sudden dust storm forces them to seek shelter in the strange town of Pottsville, the real trouble begins. By day, Pottsville is all friendly faces and welcoming storefronts. But at night, creatures lurk in the shadows, and a bossy band of local kids seems to be in charge. And through it all, you can hear the eerie call of the sinister Dirge moaning in the distance, always hungering for a new friend to join its ancient, twisted game.

As Ginny is drawn deeper into the kids’ inner circle, she learns the answer to all her wishes lies just beyond the mysterious Crooked Door. But beware, beware when you knock twice, for every wish comes at a price. Soon, evil boils over in Pottsville, and Ginny must race to save her parents before they’re trapped forever in the Dirge’s dark realm.

Imprint Publisher

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

ISBN

9781250124388

In The News

"What happens after you knock twice on the Crooked Door? Your life becomes a HORROR SHOW. Great suspense. Great twists and surprises. A great, scary read!" —R.L. Stine, author Goosebumps and Fear Street

"
A beautifully written tale . . . I devoured every spine-tingling page!” —J.A. White, author of Nightbooks

"A vivid, layered, spine-chilling story about the secrets shut beneath a small town’s perfect surface. Read this one with the lights on (and a piece of iron in your pocket!). " —Jacqueline West, New York Times-bestselling author of The Books of Elsewhere and Long Lost

"Atmospheric and spooky from the very first chapter, The Crooked Door promises a thrill ride for any middle-grade reader!" —Lindsay Currie, author of The Girl in White

"With a satisfying (and unsettling) spookiness, The Crooked Door offers chills aplenty—the most shivery kind that linger long after the story ends." —Heather Kassner, author of The Bone Garden

"A vivid, layered, spine-chilling story about the secrets shut beneath a small town’s perfect surface. McLelland and Sylvester take familiar bits of childhood—lullabies, folktales, games of hide-and-seek—and give them some masterfully eerie twists. Read this one with the lights on (and a piece of iron in your pocket!)." —Jacqueline West, New York Times-bestselling author of The Books of Elsewhere and Long Lost

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The Crooked Door

The Crooked Door

$16.99