The Curse of the Blue Figurine

John Bellairs

Johnny Heller (Narrator)

04-19-22

4hrs 18min

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Unabridged

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Fiction/Fantasy

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04-19-22

4hrs 18min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Fantasy

Description

“Is there no end to the suspense John Bellairs can create?” School Library Journal (starred review), praise for the author

A boy sneaks into an old church to confront a mad ghost in this adventure by the author of The House with a Clock in Its Walls.

It’s the 1950s when Johnny Dixon’s mother dies, his father goes to fight in the Korean War, and he goes to live with his grandparents. Although life in a new house is strange, Johnny’s “Grampa” listens to his favorite ballgames, takes him on long walks, and tells him stories of the strange mysteries that lurk in the shadows. Best of all, he’s friends with Professor Childermass, an eccentric academic who’s about to take Johnny on the adventure of a lifetime.

When the professor learns Johnny loves ghost stories, he tells the  boy the spookiest legend in Duston Heights, Massachusetts—the tale of the haunted church on the edge of town, with demonic carvings on its altar, and the troubled spirit of mad Father Baart, who is said to have killed two people before vanishing long ago. With the professor as his guide, Johnny sets out on a quest that will put him face-to-face with the crazy, long-dead priest.

Praise

“Is there no end to the suspense John Bellairs can create?” School Library Journal (starred review), praise for the author

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Language English
Release Day Apr 18, 2022
Release Date April 19, 2022
Number in Series 1
Series Display String The Johnny Dixon Series
Release Date Machine 1650326400
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Children's Books, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children/YA
Author Bio
John Bellairs

John Bellairs (1938–1991) was beloved as a master of Gothic young adult and fantasy novels. His stand-alone novel The Face in the Frost is regarded as a fantasy classic. He published more than twenty novels in the Anthony Monday, Johnny Dixon, and Lewis Barnavelt series.

Narrator Bio
Johnny Heller

Johnny Heller, winner of numerous Earphones and Audie Awards, was named a “Golden Voice” by AudioFile magazine in 2019. He has been a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award winner from 2008 through 2013 and he has been named a top voice of 2008 and 2009 and selected as one of the Top 50 Narrators of the Twentieth Century by AudioFile magazine.

Overview

A boy sneaks into an old church to confront a mad ghost in this adventure by the author of The House with a Clock in Its Walls.

It’s the 1950s when Johnny Dixon’s mother dies, his father goes to fight in the Korean War, and he goes to live with his grandparents. Although life in a new house is strange, Johnny’s “Grampa” listens to his favorite ballgames, takes him on long walks, and tells him stories of the strange mysteries that lurk in the shadows. Best of all, he’s friends with Professor Childermass, an eccentric academic who’s about to take Johnny on the adventure of a lifetime.

When the professor learns Johnny loves ghost stories, he tells the  boy the spookiest legend in Duston Heights, Massachusetts—the tale of the haunted church on the edge of town, with demonic carvings on its altar, and the troubled spirit of mad Father Baart, who is said to have killed two people before vanishing long ago. With the professor as his guide, Johnny sets out on a quest that will put him face-to-face with the crazy, long-dead priest.

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