The gates : A Samuel Johnson Tale. / John Connolly.
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- ISBN: 9781439173053 (electronic bk)
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2009.
Young Samuel Johnson and his dachshund, Boswell, are trying to show initiative by trick-or-treating a full three days before Halloween, which is how they come to witness strange goings-on at 666 Crowley Road. The Abernathys don't mean any harm by their flirtation with the underworld, but when they unknowingly call forth Satan himself, they create a gap in the universe, a gap through which a pair of enormous gates is visible. The gates to Hell. And there are some pretty terrifying beings just itching to get out.... Can one small boy defeat evil? Can he harness the power of science, faith, and love to save the world as we know it? Bursting with imagination and impossible to put down, The Gates is about the pull between good and evil, physics and fantasy. It is about a quirky and eccentric boy, who is impossible not to love, and the unlikely cast of characters who give him the strength to stand up to a demonic power. In this wonderfully strange and brilliant novel,...
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MG+/Upper middle grades (6th-12th)
6.6 ATOS Level
Electronic reproduction. New York : Atria Books, 2009. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 3406 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
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