The house with a clock in its walls

John Bellairs (author)

The house with a clock in its walls

Target audience:
9-11 years and up
The American classic - soon to be a major motion picture starring Cate Blanchett, Jack Black and Kyle MacLachlan. Lewis Barnavelt doesn't have time on his side... When Lewis Barnavelt, an orphan, comes to stay with his uncle Jonathan, he expects to meet an ordinary person. But he is wrong. Uncle Jonathan and his next-door neighbour, Mrs Zimmermann, are both witches! Lewis couldn't be happier. Wha
The house with a clock in its walls
John Bellairs 1938-1991
London: Piccadilly, 2018
179 p. : ill.
9781848127715 (paperback)

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About John Bellairs

John Anthony Bellairs (January 17, 1938 – March 8, 1991) was an American author, best known for his fantasy novel The Face in the Frost and many gothic mystery novels for young adults featuring the characters Lewis Barnavelt, Rose Rita Pottinger, Anthony Monday, and Johnny Dixon.

Life and career

Bellairs was born in Marshall, Michigan, the son of Virginia (Monk) and Frank Edward Bellairs. After earning degrees at University of Notre Dame and the University of Chicago, Bellairs taught English at various midwestern and New England colleges for several years before turning full-time to writing in 1971. He maintained a lifelong interest in archaeology, architecture, kitschy antiques, bad poetry, traveling to the UK, and studying history and Latin. His favorite authors included Charles Dickens, Henry James, C.V. Wedgwood, and Garrett Mattingly, as well as M.R. James, from whose ghost stories…Read more on Wikipedia