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*The Tilting House* by Tom Llewellyn- young readers fantasy book review
The Tilting House
by Tom Llewellyn
Ages 9-12 160 pages Tricycle Press June 2010 Hardcover    

Josh and his family have moved into an old house with crooked floors and vengeful rats. On the wall is the secret to time travel, invisibility, and animal languages. Hidden within the house are a missing treasure and a magical powder. As Josh and his family (which includes his grandpa) make peace with the rats and learn about the original owner of the house, they find more reasons to stay and a few people to call friends.

Some chapters, which read like short stories, tell of the family’s eccentric neighbors and grandpa’s connection to the furniture in the house. The chapter headings, which are enclosed within black pen-and-ink drawings, resemble woodcuts.

Set in Tacoma, Washington, The Tilting House twists fantasy into mystery. Although the plot is a little choppy at times and some of the characters are unconvincing, there is quite a bit about this house that would be interesting to explore in a second book.

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