The Bottle Imp of Bright House

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Holiday House, 2018 - Juvenile Fiction - 224 pages
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A delightfully dark middle-grade novel reminiscent of the Newbery-winning classic, The Westing Game.

When thirteen-year-old Gabe Silver's dad is laid off from his job, his family is forced to move to the run-down Bright House Apartments. Gabe's bummed--but maybe there's a way out of this mess. In a strange encounter with a stressed-out millionaire, Gabe becomes the owner of an old, glass bottle with an imp inside who can grant wishes. But there's a catch: for everything the wisher gains, someone, somewhere loses something. Each wish is an ethical dilemma, but as Gabe scores a Ferrari, gets his dad's old job back, and more, he's certain a guilty conscience is worth it . . . isn't it? Meanwhile, his bizarre neighbors at Bright House have caught wind that something strange is afoot. As the bottle imp's power weaves its way through Bright House and beyond, it reveals unseen connections, ambitions, and desires, provoking questions about the way our actions affect others.

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About the author (2018)

TOM LLEWELLYN is the author of two other books for young readers: The Tilting House, a middle grade mystery, and The Shadow of Seth, a young adult noir.

GRIS GRIMLEY is a prolific illustrator. He has worked with many publishing houses, major studios, and prominent authors, including Neil Gaiman, whose bestselling book The Dangerous Alphabet he illustrated.

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