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Gustav Gloom and the Four Terrors (Gustav Gloom #3)

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In Gustav Gloom and the Four Terrors, things are not always what they seem in the Gloom Mansion. Gustav decides that he needs to rescue his father from the Dark Country, but he can’t do that without Fernie’s help. After Gustav convinces Fernie’s safety-conscious father to enter the Gloom Mansion with Fernie and Pearlie, there is a prison break from the Hall of Shadow Crimi ...more
Hardcover, 232 pages
Published August 15th 2013 by Grosset & Dunlap
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Sue Moro
Jun 18, 2017 Sue Moro added it
Shelves: middle-grade
Somehow I forgot to add this to Goodreads when I read it, and now I'm not sure the exact date I read it. I just chose a random date in 2016. Loved it! Moving on to book #4!
Carina Olsen
Apr 23, 2013 Carina Olsen rated it really liked it
This is the third book in the awesome middle grade books about Gustav Gloom. Just saw that it's been a whole year since I read the first book. Yet I remembered just about everything from it. I will probably re-read these three books when the fourth one comes out, maybe. They are pretty awesome.

These books are quick reads. Which I love. Yet I hate that they are so short. I wanted more and more and more. Never wished for it to end. And then it does end, on an evil cliffhanger. But not too evil, I
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A continuation of the fascinatingly quirky world of Gustav Gloom. Literally shrouded in mystery (and shadow mist) the Gloom mansion continues to be the focal point of the series' action. The characters of Fernie What, her father and sister Pearlie are further developed and overwhelming in their kindness without being at all sugary. I am absolutely in love with this series and its characters. I love the depth of plot and character development as well as the quirky--often hilarious--humor AND the ...more
Meltem Y.K
Dec 10, 2013 Meltem Y.K rated it liked it
Gustav Gloom and the Four Terrors (Gustav Gloom series, book #3) by Adam-Troy Castro is a children’s book of the paranormal kind. Gustav is a unique boy (offspring of a human father and a Shadow mother) who lives in a bizarre house inhabited by a race of Shadows some of whom are quite dangerous. Gustav is on a mission to save his father. He recruits his human neighbors to help him. Gustav is a loyal friend, but being his friend has its own set of dangers when the Four Terrors – Shadow criminals ...more
Jul 18, 2015 Drucilla rated it liked it
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Actual rating: 3.5 stars. I feel like this was kind of the same story as the previous books, hence the lower rating. The art was still cute but the story didn't quite have the same amount of cuteness. I was hoping since Pearlie and the dad were in the house, it'd be a little different. Considering the ending, though, the next book should be.
Jul 13, 2014 Pepper rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library
This was a wonderful addition to the Gustav Gloom series! There is always something coming together, absolutly love this series!
Andrea Trenary
Jul 17, 2016 Andrea Trenary rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2016
This was a super cute book. I came in mid series because I found this one at the Dollar Tree and loved the art work of it. I would read the others in the series because it's cute and amusing.
Nov 17, 2016 Kim rated it really liked it
I loved the first Gustav Gloom book, didn't care for the second, but I'm now back on track with the third. The story was fun, the characters are spunky and the illustrations are excellent!
Nov 07, 2013 Susan rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrensbooks
My daughter LOVED all three of the books in this series. They are well-written, clever, and unique. I think they are great fun for children with big imaginations.
Somehow these books become more epic and more heroic with each installment. More than food for the imagination. I think I even learned a few lessons. On to the next one!
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Adam-Troy Castro made his first professional sale to Spy magazine in 1987. Since then, he's published 12 books and almost 80 short stories. Among those stories are "Baby Girl Diamond" (nominated for the Bram Stoker Award) and "The Funeral March of the Marionettes" (nominated for the Hugo and Nebula Awards in 1998). "The Astronaut from Wyoming," a collaboration with Jerry Oltion, appeared in Analog ...more
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