The Drum, the Doll and the Zombie: A Johnny Dixon Mystery

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Demco Media, Sep 1, 1997 - Juvenile Fiction
7 Reviews
John Bellairs, the name in Gothic mysteries for middle graders, wrote terrifying tales full of adventure, attitude and alarm. For years, young readers have crept, crawled, and gone bump in the night with the unlikely heroes of these Gothic novels: Lewis Barnavelt, Johnny Dixon, and Anthony Monday. Now, the ten top-selling titles feature an updated cover look. Loyal fans and enticed newcomers will love the series even more with this haunting new look!

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Review: The Drum, the Doll, and the Zombie (Johnny Dixon #9)

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Ok YA horror. Brad makes Bellairs' characters talk weird. Read full review

Review: The Drum, the Doll, and the Zombie (Johnny Dixon #9)

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I read the book aloud to my son to the end of Chapter 9. He picked it up himself and finished it off, because he didn't want to wait for me. The writing is pleasantly complex, with more details than ... Read full review

About the author (1997)

John Bellairs was born in Marshall, Michigan on January 17, 1938. He attended Notre Dame and the University of Chicago. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, he was a teacher. He went on to author fifteen graphic novels for young adults, one fantasy book "The Face in the Frost," and two other books. His works have been nominated for several awards in the past. Among those nominated for, he won the Utah Children's Fiction Book Award in 1981 for "The Letter, the Witch and the Ring" and the New York Times Outstanding Books of 1973 Award for "The House with a Clock in Its Walls." Bellairs died of cardiovascular disease, on March 8, 1991.

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