Gustav Gloom and the Four Terrors (Gustav Gloom, #3)
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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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Carina Olsen
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...more
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Steve Isaak
Like its predecessors, Gustav Gloom and the People Taker and Gustav Gloom and the Nightmare Vault , Terrors is an adventurous, imaginative and offbeat kid's book, with something for both children and adults. I especially enjoyed the presence of Hives, the Terrible Butler and Fluffy the. . . well, you'll see if you read this book.

Charming and immediately immersive work, this, between the dark, kid-friendly charm of Adam-Troy Castro's story and characters, and Kristen Margiotta's perfect-for-the-...more
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
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
Kirsten Erin
A flawless addition to a beautifully captivating series.
Pepper Smart
This was a wonderful addition to the Gustav Gloom series! There is always something coming together, absolutly love this series!
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.
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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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