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- DescriptionLiving with his grandparents gives Johnny Dixon a lot of time to find trouble. Or adventure. Or is it both? In this, the first Johnny Dixon mystery, our young hero hears the spine tingling story of Father Baart, a madman who haunts the town s church. At first, Johnny does t believe in ghosts, but when he takes a scroll and a small Egyptian figurine from the church basement, all that changes. Soon, a mysterious stranger gives him a ring, and Johnny plunges headlong into a terrifying adventure. Along with his new friend Professor Childermass, Johnny races to solve the mystery of this very real ghost before ather life is lost.
- Author BiographyJohn Bellairs is beloved as a master of Gothic young adult novels and fantasies. His series about the adventures of Lewis Barnavelt and his uncle Jonathan, which includes The House with a Clock in Its Walls, is a classic. He also wrote a series of novels featuring the character Johnny Dixon. Among the titles in that series areThe Curse of the Blue Figurine;The Mummy, the Will, and the Crypt;and The Spell of the Sorcerer s Skull. His stand-alone novelThe Face in the Frostis also regarded as a fantasy classic, and among his earlier works areSt. Fidgeta and Other ParodiesandThe Pedant and the Shuffly. Bellairs was a prolific writer, publishing more than a dozen novels before his untimely death in 1991.
- Author(s)John Bellairs
- PublisherOpen Road Media Teen & Tween
- Date of Publication30/09/2014
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectChildren's Fiction
- Series TitleJohnny Dixon
- Series Part/Volume Number1
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintOpen Road Media Teen & Tween
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight218 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine10 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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