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Benjamin Percy, author of RED MOON
The House with the Clock in its Walls by John Bellairs. This is the first chapter book that I fell in love with, that I reread until the pages fell out. The Edward Gorey illustrations, too, enchanted me, and I sketched out my own imitations of them. Witches, warlocks, cemeteries, and a clock hidden in the walls of a grand old house, beating like a pulse.