The Spell of the Sorcerer's Skull by John Bellairs
(Johnny Dixon)

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Johnny Dixon and Professor Childermass are visiting a New Hampshire inn and inside that inn is a clock. It's called the Childermass Clock. Inside the clock there's a tiny dollhouse room, an exact replica of the professor's childhood home. And, on one of the shelves in that tiny room is a tiny skull. And, inside that skull is something evil. In this third Johnny Dixon mystery, Johnny takes the skull to try to solve the murder of the professor's granduncle, but when he does, it unleashes dark forces that take the professor away. To get him back, Johnny and his friends Fergie and Father Higgins must race to the deserted islands off the coast of Maine. Little do they know the terrifying danger that awaits them there... "Is there no end to the suspense John Bellairs can create?...This is among his best and that's really saying something."-School Library Journal "Brace yourself for a wild ride."-Kirkus Reviews

About John Bellairs

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John Bellairs was born in Marshall, Michigan on January 17, 1938. He attended Notre Dame and the University of Chicago. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, he was a teacher. He went on to author fifteen graphic novels for young adults, one fantasy book "The Face in the Frost," and two other books. His works have been nominated for several awards in the past. Among those nominated for, he won the Utah Children's Fiction Book Award in 1981 for "The Letter, the Witch and the Ring" and the New York Times Outstanding Books of 1973 Award for "The House with a Clock in Its Walls." Bellairs died of cardiovascular disease, on March 8, 1991.
Published July 6, 2011 by 124 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Horror. Fiction

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