The Curse of the Blue Figurine [NOOK Book]

Overview


Living with his grandparents gives Johnny Dixon a lot of time to find trouble. Or adventure. Or, is it both? In this, the first Johnny Dixon mystery, our young hero hears the spine-tingling story of Father Baart, a madman who haunts the town’s church. At first, Johnny doesn’t believe in ghosts, but when he takes a scroll and a small Egyptian figurine from the church basement, all that changes.

Soon, a mysterious stranger gives him a ring, and...
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The Curse of the Blue Figurine

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Overview


Living with his grandparents gives Johnny Dixon a lot of time to find trouble. Or adventure. Or, is it both? In this, the first Johnny Dixon mystery, our young hero hears the spine-tingling story of Father Baart, a madman who haunts the town’s church. At first, Johnny doesn’t believe in ghosts, but when he takes a scroll and a small Egyptian figurine from the church basement, all that changes.

Soon, a mysterious stranger gives him a ring, and Johnny plunges headlong into a terrifying adventure. Along with his new friend Professor Childermass, Johnny races to solve the mystery of this very real ghost before another life is lost.

A boy goes to live with his magician uncle in a mansion that has a clock hidden in the walls which is ticking off the minutes until doomsday.

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What People Are Saying

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Is there no end to the suspense John Bellairs can create? (School Library Journal, starred review)There's suspense and action aplenty. . . . Perfect for the pre-Stephen King set. (Booklist)Brace yourself for a wild ride. (Kirkus Reviews)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781497614598
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • Publication date: 4/1/2014
  • Series: Johnny Dixon , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 150
  • Sales rank: 304,234
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


John Bellairs is beloved as a master of gothic young adult novels and fantasies. His series about the adventures of Lewis Barnavelt and his Uncle Jonathan, which includes THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS, is a classic. He also wrote a series of novels featuring the character Johnny Dixon. Among the titles in that series were THE CURSE OF THE BLUE FIGURINE; THE MUMMY, THE WILL, AND THE CRYPT; THE SPELL OF THE SORCERER'S SKULL and others. His solo novel THE FACE IN THE FROST is also regarded as a fantasy classic and among his earlier works are ST. FIDGETA AND OTHER PARODIES and THE PEDANT AND THE SHUFFLY. He was a prolific writer, publishing more than a dozen novels before his untimely death in 1991. 
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2003

    Awesome!!

    I am reading this book for literature. I couldn't stop reading it at home, and soon I finished it! There was an awesome climax. you've got to read it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2012

    Very entertaining and mysterious

    The curse of the blue figurine is a great book. It has everything you would want to read about, such as ghosts and mysteries.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2002

    Awsome

    This book is awsome, I am in the Sixth Grade and I'm a big John Bellairs fan and if you like John Bellairs this is a must have!It is a classic John Bellairs Novel and I could not put It down litterly I read this book all night one Saturday.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2001

    The Curse of the Blue Figurine!!!!!!!!!!

    This book is soooooooo cool. I have to do a report for it,(i am doing it right now). I think you should buy this book for barnes and nobels and read like crazy! You will love it, trust me

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2001

    It only gets better

    The best character in all his books with many titles this is the book to start with to become a Johnny Dixon fan. The Professor Childermass character is very fun and unforgettable, have fun on all your new adventures.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2000

    Great Book!!!

    I was reading it in school and couldn't stop reading. I read ahead ten chapters in one night. My Point? Outstanding Book. (I'd give it six stars if i could.)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2000

    COOL!

    This book is a WOW book!

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