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 John Anthony Bellairs

John Anthony Bellairs

Birth
Marshall, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA
Death 8 Mar 1991 (aged 53)
Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 6459483 · View Source
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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.

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  • Originally Created by: W. Lornten
  • Added: 30 May 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6459483
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Anthony Bellairs (17 Jan 1938–8 Mar 1991), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6459483, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .