The Curse of the Blue Figurine

The Curse of the Blue Figurine

by John Bellairs
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The Curse of the Blue Figurine by John Bellairs

Johnny Dixon is plunged into a terrifying mystery-adventure when he removes a blue figurine called a ushabt from church.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781497637733
Publisher: Open Road Integrated Media LLC
Publication date: 09/30/2014
Series: Johnny Dixon Series , #1
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 150
Sales rank: 646,745
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

John Anthony Bellairs (1938–1991) is an award-winning American author, perhaps best known for his fantasy novel The Face in the Frost. He is also the author of many gothic mystery novels for children and young adults, including The House with a Clock in its Walls (which received both the New York Times Outstanding Book of Award and the American Library Association Children's Books of International Interest Award), The Lamp from the Warlock’s Tomb (which won the Edgar Allen Poe Award), and The Specter from the Magician’s Museum (which won the New York Public Library "Best Books for the Teen Age" Award.
 

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The Curse of the Blue Figurine 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loooove this book!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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This book is set in the World War Two era. Johnny Dixon, a twelve-year old boy whose father was drafted into the war and Johnny must live in a sleepy town in Maine with his grandparents. He hasn't made too many friends and gets picked on quite a bit. He gets good grades and is being threatened by a big kid of being beaten up all of the time. One day his grandfather's friend Professor Roderick Childermass comes to visit and he loves telling stories. The story he tells Johnny is about Father Regimius Baart. It is said that he hired a man who called himself Nemo to do an altarpiece for the church they were building. Nemo is Latin for 'no one'. After he finished, he gave something to Father Baart and left with no pay. After he left, strange things started to happen in town. A woman who had quarreled with Father Baart was walking along the sidewalk next to the church under construction and a gargoyle fell on her and killed her. A man who had had disagreements with Father Baart was run over by a horse-drawn buggy and was killed. After the church was built, Father Baart disappeared. It is said that the object that Nemo gave him is cursed and is still in the church. One day Johnny stayed after school and knows that a bully is waiting for him. To avoid him, Johnny sneaks into the church and goes through the basement to come out the other side. He decides to stay down and wait a while so he doesn't have to go through the windows. Johnny starts to look through some of the books and finds one and starts to read it. He finds that the pages are cut out in the middle and there is a box where the paper should be. He opens the box and finds a little blue Egyptian figure. With it is a note that says 'Who ever reads this note, leave now and do not take the figurine with you, for your soul will be cursed forever. Signed, Regimius Baart' Johnny then hears footsteps at the stairs and shoves the book into his book bag and runs out into the crisp autumn air. Realizing that he took out the figurine when he got home, he stuffs it into his closet and leaves it there. Then, Johnny starts to hear voices all of the time, and he cannot sleep because he feels the presence of somebody else in the room. This is just the beginning of his problems...
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.)
Guest More than 1 year ago
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