The Shrunken Head

The Shrunken Head

eBook - 2015
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"Orphans Philippa, Sam, Thomas, and Max must find out who stole a valuable artifact in order to save to save their home, Dumfrey's Dime Museum of Freaks, Oddities, and Wonders"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062270832
0062270834
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Chester, H. C. - Author

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AL_SARAHD Aug 06, 2016

In this imaginative book, we are introduced to four freaks. Now, before you get mad at me for saying such a thing, the kids will be the first to tell you that "freaks" isn't a bad word at all! Join Sam, Pippa, Thomas and Max in their first adventure!
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Aqua1633
Jul 16, 2017

This book is about four kids who have incredible powers, but they are all called freaks because of them. They all live at a museum of odd things. One day, they receive a shrunken head, that seemed to be carrying a curse. People start to die. The four kids, Thomas, Sam, Pippa, and Max decide to figure out what was going on. You will like this book if you like adventure and if you're okay with people dying. This book was a great book. I finished it in one go, I couldn't put it down. You should definitely read it.

samcmar Jun 17, 2017

I recognize this book has been out for two years already, but I always feel obligated that when I get an ARC from a publisher, even if I haven't read it right away that I always give it a review. I LOVE Lauren Oliver's middle grade books, and I would argue that those are her better works over her YA offerings. The Spindlers was imaginative, Lisel & Po has remained a favourite to this day, and then there is The Curiosity House series, which is unique to say the least.

What I enjoyed about The Shrunken Head is that it has this old timey vibe to it, from how the murder mystery elements are set up, to even the whimsical side of the narrative. It also builds of the old circus tropes from a bearded lady, to mind readers, and even a talking bird. There's a lot of weird and whimsy in this book, and I will argue that that is what makes it so engaging. The Shrunken Head takes so many crazy twists and turns for a middle grade story that it easily keeps the reader engaged.

AL_SARAHD Aug 06, 2016

In this imaginative book, we are introduced to four freaks. Now, before you get mad at me for saying such a thing, the kids will be the first to tell you that "freaks" isn't a bad word at all! Join Sam, Pippa, Thomas and Max in their first adventure!
You will enjoy this book if:
You liked Harry Potter
You enjoy a good mystery
You are different
You are a freak
You like curiosities
You are brave
You aren't so brave
You're looking for a fun escape from this boring reality.

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Aug 09, 2016

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