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

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Demco Media, 1997 - Juvenile Fiction
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Professor Childermass' friend Dr. Coote has brought a sinister drum back from a trip, and he fears its powers. Neither Johnny Dixon nor his friends take Dr. Coote seriously, until one of them bangs on the drum and summons an evil voodoo priestess.

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Johnny and Fergie are once again drawn into a spooky and mysterious situation. One that includes zombies! Professor Childermass' friend Dr. Coote brings a strange looking drum over, looking to find ... Read full review

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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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