Warren the 13th and the All-Seeing Eye
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A Lot or a Little?
The parents' guide to what's in this book.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Warren the 13th and the All-Seeing Eye is a lavishly illustrated novel about a young bellhop at a run-down Victorian hotel. It features monsters, witches, and creepy goings-on, but it is not particularly scary. The level of violence is low, limited to threats and a nonfatal stabbing with a manticore's tooth.
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What's the Story?
As the 13th caretaker of his family's hotel, Warren takes his bellhop duties very seriously. Too bad his Uncle Rupert is so lazy and incompetent and that his Aunt Annaconda is a witch bent on discovering the whereabouts of the All-Seeing Eye, rumored to be the ultimate weapon. When Warren discovers a clue to the puzzle of the Eye's location, he incurs the wrath of Annaconda and puts himself, his friends, and the hotel in peril. If he can't find the solution, the hotel will be torn apart by treasure seekers.
Is It Any Good?
Beautifully and amusingly designed and illustrated, featuring a plot filled with twists and riddles, this clever tale of mysterious goings-on at a run-down hotel proves to be an unlikely winner. WARREN THE 13TH AND THE ALL-SEEING EYE features an outwardly unattractive main character who demonstrates that his heart's always in the right place as he contends with witches, a monster in the basement, and a mysterious stranger wrapped in bandages. Writer Tania Del Rio keeps the surprises coming, and creator/illustrator Will Staehle provides macabre artwork reminiscent of The Addams Family.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about family obligations. How would it feel if your family expected you to to carry on the family business?
Why are stories about witches, monsters, and magic so popular? Which others have you read?
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- Author: Tania Del Rio
- Illustrator: Will Staehle
- Genre: Fantasy
- Topics: Magic and Fantasy, Adventures, Great Boy Role Models, Monsters, Ghosts, and Vampires
- Book type: Fiction
- Publisher: Quirk Books
- Publication date: November 24, 2015
- Publisher's recommended age(s): 10 - 18
- Number of pages: 224
- Available on: Nook, Audiobook (unabridged), Hardback, iBooks, Kindle
- Last updated: November 14, 2019
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