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A girl must stop the Boogeyman living in her home from stealing her family’s warmest memories in this haunting, atmospheric novel from the author of Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times and The Accidental Afterlife of Thomas Marsden.

When her distant aunt and uncle die, Amelia Howling is forced to move into their home when they leave her parents in charge of their children. Her parents assure her that it will be like having a grand adventure with three new siblings, but Amelia is not convinced. Luckily, the house is large, filled with nooks and crannies perfect for hiding from her cousins.

But even with all the nooks and crannies, the rumbling and crumbling rooms are more sinister than they seem. The house was built years ago by a creature named Horatio, and he’s been waiting for the perfect human inhabitant: Amelia. Horatio has the power to travel through time and memories, and lures Amelia into his world. The memories of children, he told her, were the best, and Amelia agreed—her cousins were full of good memories. Until she noticed that once she and Horatio visited a memory, it was gone forever. And she had been stealing the good memories of her cousins and their parents without even noticing!

Horrified and scared, Amelia lets her cousins in on her secret, and asks them for help. Together, they must race through time to recover their minds and break the perfect clockwork of the evil Calendar House.
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published on February 7, 2017 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 1481462555
ISBN-13: 9781481462556
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  • kruzingwithk9s
    kruzingwithk9sWednesday, July 31, 2019 at 3:22 pm44 stars
    Amelia has to move to a new house, why? Because her cousins parents died, and her mom and dad have to take care of them. When Amelia is looking around the house, she notices that the basement is freezing, but the bedrooms are so HOT!! When shes moving some pictures from the basement to the attic, she sees a shadow, that shadow turns into a man. When this man shows Amelia that if she becomes one of them, she can travel, but Amelia learns a shocking secret.. For me this wasn't a book that once i started reading i couldn't stop. But it was still good.
    • kiapro1718
      kiapro1718Monday, October 16, 2017 at 10:33 am44 stars
      “ He brushed his lapels and descended stairs as noiselessly as he had come, past the empty bedrooms, away from the clatter of rain on the conservatory’s windows, out the front door, past the swinging sign. SOLD, it read. He would return soon.” If you liked this little poem, you will like this book, “The House Of Months And Years” by Emma Trevayne. In this book, it takes off in Amelia’s room near her window. “She sees a shadow of a guy far below the window, his suit is old, musty, creased, and his hair is wild. He would return soon.” She wonders why he puts a sign that says “Sold” in the front of her house. She starts feeling very curious. This content is appropriate for all readers.