The Bottle Imp of Bright House

The Bottle Imp of Bright House

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Overview

School vacation for a year. Eternal happiness. You could wish for anything— but if it came at someone else's expense, would you still do it?

When a mysterious millionaire sells thirteen-year-old Gabe a bottle containing a wish-granting imp, it comes with a warning: any time Gabe makes a wish, someone else, somewhere, is going to lose something. Maybe something big.

That means each of Gabe's wishes should be a difficult ethical dilemma—but as he scores a Ferrari, a hot tub, and all the pizza and sub sandwiches a kid could want, he's certain a guilty conscience is worth it . . . isn't it?

The Bottle Imp of Bright House is pithy, dark, and very, very funny, exploring the lengths people will go to for happiness— and the surprising ways small choices can swiftly spiral out of control. Gris Grimly's bold and eerie artwork brings Gabe's misadventures to life.

Inspired by a Robert Louis Stevenson novella, this clever story is full of references to his body of work— and lots of laughs, too.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823445332
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication date: 08/25/2020
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,210,146
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Tom Llewellyn is a writer, marketer, father, and letterpress poster artist in his hometown of Tacoma, Washington, where The Bottle Imp of Bright House is set. If he were offered a bottle imp, he'd turn it down. So many of his
wishes have already come true that he doesn't want to push his luck.

Gris Grimly has been drawing since he was old enough to hold a pencil. Since then, his elegant, haunting, and critically acclaimed art has graced more than two dozen books including The Dangerous Alphabet by Neil Gaiman, a clothing line for a national retailer, and more. Gris lives with his family in California, where he is wary about deals that involve insidious little imps.

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