(1938 – 1991) was an American fantasy author.
Much of his work comprises three series of Young Adult
novels, beginning respectively with The House with a Clock in Its Walls
, The Treasure of Alpheus Winterborn
, and The Dark Secret of Weatherend
. In particular, the Johnny Dixon series had at least a dozen more legitimate plots that could have been expanded upon, most include the three members of the Professor's family who don't do anything to any of the story.
His standalone works include The Face in the Frost
and the short comic fantasy The Pedant and the Shuffly
After his death, Brad Strickland
completed four of Bellairs's unfinished manuscripts, and then continued writing new books based on his characters.
Works by John Bellairs provide examples of: