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John Anthony Bellairs
Birth: Jan. 17, 1938
Marshall
Calhoun County
Michigan, USA
Death: Mar. 8, 1991
Haverhill
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA

Author. Heis best known as the author of 15 gothic mystery novels for young adults, comprising the "Lewis Barnavelt", "Anthony Monday", and "Johnny Dixon" series (which included 1973's "The House with a Clock in its Walls"). The book, illustrated by Edward Gorey, and "The Treasure of Alpheus Winterborn" (1978), about a rumored fortune buried in the walls of a town library, were made into television movies for children. He also penned "St. Fidgeta and Other Parodies," "The Pedant and the Shuffly," and the Tolkien-inspired fantasy "The Face in the Frost." Born in Michigan, he earned a BA in English from Notre Dame in 1959 and attended graduate school at the University of Chicago. Later, he taught English at various Midwestern and New England colleges before relocating to live and write in Haverhill, Massachusetts. He died of cardiovascular disease in 1991. (bio by: W. Lornten) 
 
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 Parents:
  Frank Edward Bellairs (1896 - 1983)
  Virginia C. Monk Bellairs (1910 - 1967)
 
 Children:
  Frank J Bellairs (1969 - 1999)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Greenwood Cemetery
Haverhill
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
 
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Originally Created by: W. Lornten
Record added: May 30, 2002
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Rest in peace.
- Mara
 Added: Mar. 8, 2013
Thank you for all the brilliant children's literature. Lewis Barnavelt felt as real to me growing up as any real-life friend, and I will always cherish those stories.
- Cory J. Legassie
 Added: Feb. 28, 2013

- Jackie Howard
 Added: Jan. 17, 2013
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