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John Bellairs (1938–1991)

The author of 18 books including "St. Fidgeta and Other Parodies" (1966); "The Pedant and the Shuffly" (1968); the Tolkien-inspired fantasy "The Face in the Frost" (1969); and fifteen young-adult gothic supernatural thrillers staring such characters as Lewis Barnavelt, Johnny Dixon, and Anthony Monday. In 1955, after graduating from Marshall High ... See full bio »

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 2018 The House with a Clock in Its Walls (based on the novel by)
 1980 CBS Children's Mystery Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Treasure of Alpheus T. Winterborn (1980) ... (uncredited)
 1979 CBS Library (TV Series) (story "The House With a Clock in its Walls" - 1 episode)
- Once Upon a Midnight Scary (1979) ... (story "The House With a Clock in its Walls")
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1997 - The Bell, the Book, and the Spellbinder (a Johnny Dixon novel) See more »

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I had a compulsive need to fantasize. I was overweight and the other kids thought I was weird and I liked to read. I was pretty much a loner until I made some lifelong friends in the Boy Scouts. I would walk back and forth between my home and Catholic school and have medieval fantasies featuring me as the hero. I was a little ashamed of it and wondered why I did it. I cherish my childhood. It was... See more »

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Inducted into the Haverhill (Massachusetts) Citizens Hall of Fame. See more »

Trademark:

Gothic novels with a supernatural element that feature a young protagonist and his much-older, bubbie-like best friend.

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