THE DEEP FREEZE OF BARTHOLOMEW TULLOCK by Alex Williams

THE DEEP FREEZE OF BARTHOLOMEW TULLOCK

Age Range: 8 - 12
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KIRKUS REVIEW

The Breeze family has inventiveness in the genes and it’s always been directed toward making unique fans, a hot market in the Pinrut climate, where snow is unknown. Nothing is so certain as change, though, and years later, Philip has married Elizabeth, and their two children, Madeline and Rufus, are well on their way to becoming fabulous fan-makers—but the market is nonexistent, as Pinrut has seen nothing but snow for years, a phenomenon engineered by the evil Bartholomew Tullock. He has achieved all his megalomaniac desires, except for bending the Breezes to his will and marrying Elizabeth himself. Meanwhile sleazy salesman Sebastian Silver gets run out of another town and heads for Pinrut, where he combines forces with the Breezes in a quest for fan sales, resulting in greater events than any one of them could have anticipated. This melodramatic fantasy combines over-the-top adventures with the unrelenting cold, which provides more bone-chilling suspense than any real concern that the brave heroes will be unable to invent their way out of each predicament. A can-you-top-this page-turner. (Fantasy. 8-12)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-399-25185-6
Page count: 304pp
Publisher: Philomel/Walden Media
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 2008