The Story So Far...

Lewis Barnavelt series

What is it about the old Wilder Creek Bridge? Even after it's torn down -- especially after it's torn down -- why does it continue to exude a sense of deadly menace that arouses Lewis Barnavelt's curiosity... and his deepest fears? Unable to resist the lure of its mysteries, Lewis and his best friend, Rose Rita Pottinger, discover both shocking secrets and a monster so terrible that even the efforts of Lewis, Rose Rita, Uncle Jonathan, and the magical Mrs. Zimmermann may not be enough to save themselves -- and all humankind -- from its ferocious grasp!

The Beast Under the Wizard's Bridge (2000), by Brad Strickland, is the eighth book in the Lewis Barnavelt series.


"The destruction of an old bridge releases a malevolent force – the legacy of an evil, long-dead magician – but all ends happily despite the menace in this entertaining tale."

  • Horn Books