WorldCat Identities

Bellairs, John

Overview
Works: 111 works in 464 publications in 6 languages and 29,670 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Horror fiction  Ghost stories  Adventure stories  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PZ7.B413, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Bellairs
The sign of the sinister sorcerer by Brad Strickland( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Michigan in the mid-1950s, Lewis Barnavelt is convinced that the series of accidents he and his uncle are experiencing are the result of a curse by a mysterious, hooded figure that may be part of his uncle's past
The house with a clock in its walls by John Bellairs( Book )

11 editions published between 1973 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 2,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Bellairs, the name in Gothic mysteries for middle graders, wrote terrifying tales full of adventure, attitude and alarm. For years, young readers have crept, crawled, and gone bump in the night with the unlikely heroes of these Gothic novels: Lewis Barnavelt, Johnny Dixon, and Anthony Monday. Now, the ten top-selling titles feature an updated cover look. Loyal fans and enticed newcomers will love the series even more with this haunting new look! Orphaned Lewis Barnavelt comes to live with his Uncle Jonathan and quickly learns that both his uncle and his next-door neighbor are witches on a quest to discover the terrifying clock ticking within the walls of Jonathan's house. Can the three of them save the world from certain destruction?
The mummy, the will, and the crypt by John Bellairs( Book )

23 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve-year old Johnny Dixon and his friend Professor Childermass look for the hidden will left by an eccentric cereal tycoon who wished to make life difficult for his heirs after his own death by suicide
The curse of the blue figurine by John Bellairs( Book )

25 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johnny Dixon is plunged into a terrifying mystery-adventure when he removes a blue figurine called a ushabt. from church
The figure in the shadows : sequel to The house with a clock in its walls by John Bellairs( Book )

35 editions published between 1975 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 1,660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A painfully overweight sixth grade boy receives a magic amulet which brings him luck, but also terrifying side effects
The letter, the witch, and the ring by John Bellairs( Book )

23 editions published between 1976 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 1,459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young girl takes a trip with a friend of the family only to get involved with a mysterious letter, a magic ring, and a powerful witch
The eyes of the killer robot by John Bellairs( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen-year-old Johnny Dixon is put in jeopardy when he and Professor Childermass try to find a robot made many years ago by an evil wizard
The ghost in the mirror by John Bellairs( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rose Rita Pottinger and Mrs. Zimmermann are transported back to 1828 to save the Weiss family from being destroyed by a wicked wizard
The trolley to yesterday by John Bellairs( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johnny Dixon and Professor Childermass discover a trolley which transports them back to Constantinople in 1453 as the Turks are invading the Byzantine Empire
The dark secret of Weatherend by John Bellairs( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1997 in English and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourteen-year-old Anthony Monday of Hoosac, Minnesota, and his friend Miss Eells, the Hoosac librarian, try to stop an evil wizard from turning the world into an icy wasteland
The treasure of Alpheus Winterborn by John Bellairs( Book )

21 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and German and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthony Monday doesn{u2019}t have many friends, and his home life is a wreck. But he does have Miss Eells, the librarian at the Hoosac Public Library, and he has an adventure waiting for him right around the corner. When Miss Eells gives Anthony a job at the library, he thinks he{u2019}ll just be dusting shelves and filing books. Instead, he discovers a hidden clue leading to the treasure of eccentric millionaire Alpheus Winterborn. Miss Eells thinks the clues are a practical joke left by the odd, old Winterborn before he died. But if that{u2019}s the case, then why do things start getting so scary so quickly? The closer they get to solving the mystery, the closer Winterborn{u2019}s evil nephew Hugo Philpotts lurks in the shadows, waiting to snatch the treasure out of their hands. This first book in John Bellairs{u2019}s Anthony Monday Mystery series will have young readers on the edge of their seats, desperate to race ahead to the story{u2019}s final surprise
The mansion in the mist by John Bellairs( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While spending the summer in an old house on a desolate Canadian island, Anthony Monday and Miss Eells discover a chest that can transport them to another world and a maniacal group who are plotting the destructon of people on Earth
The chessmen of doom by John Bellairs( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johnny Dixon, Fergie and Professor Childermass comply with a strange will left by the Professor's brother, which requires them to spend the summer at a desolate estate where they encounter a madman bent on destroying the world
The lamp from the warlock's tomb by John Bellairs( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthony Monday and Miss Eells recover a magic lamp that was stolen from a warlock's tomb and is spreading evil to further the wicked ends of the thief
Secret of the underground room by John Bellairs( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and French and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Father Higgins disappears, Johnny Dixon and Professor Childermass discover disturbing clues which lead them to England and an encounter with a long-dead knight
The drum, the doll, and the zombie by John Bellairs( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and French and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When thirteen-year-old Johnny Dixon and his friend Professor Childermass try to save the life of the elderly Dr. Coote, they find themselves facing the forces of a menacing voodoo cult
The vengeance of the witch-finder by John Bellairs( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lewis Barnavelt and his uncle are in England, visiting a cousin at Barnavelt Manor. Lewis accidentally unleashes a maniacal ghost
The doom of the haunted opera by John Bellairs( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lewis Barnavelt and Rose Rita Pottinger are faced with a dilemma when their discovery of an unpublished opera score unleashes a wicked sorcerer who plans to rule the world by bringing back the dead
John Bellairs' Johnny Dixon in The bell, the book, and the spellbinder by Brad Strickland( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Fergie falls under the spell of an evil sorcerer, Johnny Dixon and Professor Childermass risk their own lives to save him
The face in the frost by John Bellairs( Book )

13 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in English and German and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Because dark power is growing in the kingdom of the wizard, Prospero, he and cohort Roger Bacon must travel the realm of magic to defeat it
 
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The sign of the sinister sorcerer
Alternative Names
Bellairs, J. 1938-1991

John Bellairs Amerikaans romanschrijver (1938-1991)

John Bellairs écrivain américain

John Bellairs US-amerikanischer Autor

Джон Беллэрс

ベレアーズ, ジョン

Languages
English (228)

French (26)

German (16)

Polish (10)

Japanese (9)

Portuguese (2)

Covers
The house with a clock in its wallsThe mummy, the will, and the cryptThe curse of the blue figurineThe figure in the shadows : sequel to The house with a clock in its wallsThe letter, the witch, and the ringThe eyes of the killer robotThe ghost in the mirrorThe trolley to yesterday