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The Mummy, the Will, and the Crypt By John Bellairs Edward Gorey,

  • Title: The Mummy, the Will, and the Crypt
  • Author: John Bellairs Edward Gorey
  • ISBN: 9780142402634
  • Page: 129
  • Format: Paperback
  • Johnny Dixon is sure that he can solve the riddle that will reveal the hiding place of wealthy Mr Glomus s will and net Johnny a hefty reward in the bargain Although his neighbor Professor Childermass warns him to stay away from the Glomus mansion, Johnny can t resist a challenge Soon he s alone in the deserted housewith one of the undead at his heels
    The Mummy the Will and the Crypt Johnny Dixon is sure that he can solve the riddle that will reveal the hiding place of wealthy Mr Glomus s will and net Johnny a hefty reward in the bargain Although his neighbor Professor Childermass

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    1. I enjoy these books This is about Johnny Dixon and he needs money to help his grandparents so they can pay their doctor bills A widow is looking for a lost Will and she will pay 10,000 who can solve the puzzle of where it is Surprise Johnny finds the Will.Written in the 80s, it has a gothic feel to them and they are set in the 50s It is a safe and cozy creepy factor These are great for pre teens and teens Heck, I still enjoy them They aren t groundbreaking or all that surprising They are a great [...]

    2. John Bellairs is a great pick for ghost stories and magic and evil deeds They are an easy read and I really wish I could find them as audio versions.

    3. I never became too attached to Johnny Dixon growing up, I read all the Bellairs I could get my hands on, but despite the gorier aspects of his titles and plot elements he was someone just along for the ride in the books, not the main focus The Professor was much interesting.Reading The Mummy, The Will, and The Crypt as an adult, however, I can finally understand where Johnny is coming from The main plot involves the solution to an rich eccentric s puzzle will and an evil presence at that man s [...]

    4. John Bellairs continues to improve as a writer, and the second in the JOHNNY DIXON books As with previous books, there is a nice mix of mystery and spookiness This time, Johnny is trying to find a long lost will left behind by an eccentric millionaire Of course, things are never easy for poor Johnny, and pretty soon he s in the need of help from The Professor This book has some genuinely creepy moments, and Bellairs does a nice job of getting into Johnny s thoughts and motivations Bellairs conti [...]

    5. I first read John Bellairs The Face in the Frost, about 1970, and I loved it Funny, frightening, could not put it down Told myself that I gotta read by this guy.So here all these years later, I am reading my second book by John Bellairs And I am really disappointed by it I will grant you that this book is aimed at an early teen audience But still some of the characters seemed so cast by formula There is the young boy, orphaned, living with his grandparents He is highly intellegant, plucky, but [...]

    6. I love Bellairs scary mysteries I loved them as a child, too They were just scary enough so I would make a running leap for the bed in the darkened room, but not scary enough to keep me awake I also feel like he takes his young characters seriously That even when the young mind is passionately irrational, it is still real.I read the copy with Edward Gorey s perfect illustrations Really, he s the perfect choice.

    7. This is billed as the sequel to The Curse of the Blue Figurine but you don t really need to read the first one It just has the same main characters It stands alone and the whole Glomis riddle and property would be amazing to see Great plot especially the suspense of creeping around in the underground passage Really feels like you re there Sign of great writing.

    8. What is it about the combination of John Bellairs s writing and Edward Gorey s covers and frontspieces that makes these books still legitimately creepy Also, pretty much all of his books take place in New England, which is a plus in my book.

    9. Just want to thank Ann for giving me a John Bellairs before leaving the bookstore all those years ago No middle reader author compares.

    10. This book was a surprise It is a 5th grade reading level and I read it along with one of my 2nd grade students to give her some support with vocabulary, etc and ended up really enjoying it I m guessing is set sometime around the early 1950 s so behaviors, language etc were a little unusual compared to today Johnny is 12, living with his grandparents His mother has died and his father in a pilot in the Korean War Oddly enough his good friend is an elderly professor The professor, second main char [...]

    11. i rememember Bellairs as a writer of children s books that were just on the too side of creepy actually the House With a Clock in Its Walls, and one that must have been by the same publisher in the same format, because he doesn t seem to have written a book where the cutlery wakes up at night and has dance parties it also wasn t gothic the library in my town was small and i was a wuss reading this one, i found it as if the early 1950s setting was an excuse for the oldfashioned writing than the [...]

    12. Gothic horror at Bellairs best I vacillate between which set of characters I enjoy the most, but Johnny Dixon and the good professor most frequently wind up at the top This is one of their best adventures and is strengthened by its interesting non supernatural subplot of Johnny s new friendship and struggles at being without his mother and father This is one I ve read both as the Edward Gorey illustrated edition and a newer one, and the brilliance of Gorey s illustration even if just the cover a [...]

    13. The book flows well and the lead up to the climax is nicely tense and well executed Johnny s fears, leaps to conclusions and motivations are thoroughly believable for a 12 year old boy, particularly one who has recently lost his parents mother is dead and father is away at war As an adult I find the shorter choppy sentences a bit tiresome in places, but not so much that I couldn t read it My only complaint is the time The book opens in the autumn of 1951, but the first book starts in winter of 1 [...]

    14. This time, Johnny Dixon just happens to be at Boy Scout Camp when he might have stumbled across the answer to the mystery of a missing will The usual creepy black magicky stuff goes on, some nifty puzzles and a little too lickety split sort of ending One of the nicest parts of this book is how Johnny makes a new friend Fergie and how he experiences near constant worry about his grandmother s illness and his father in the Korean War.I wish this reissue hadn t replaced the Gorey cover with this, w [...]

    15. Interesting writing Bellairs is brilliant Johnny Dixon and young person becomes obsessive about a riddle he feels he knows he will solve but the clues don t add up For Johnny it may be to late before he can put clues together, by using his strong will power he attempts on his own to solve the riddle and mystery that surrounds the too famous Glomus s last will and testament, and if it actually exists.

    16. I found it, I found it, I green and yellow found it I fell in love with this book as a kid For years, I couldn t remember enough to find it again just the phrase a tisket a gasket a will in a wicker basket that haunted me like Johnny Dixon s troubles haunt him Now that I ve found it again, I m pleased to say that it is as satisfying as I remembered, and better than the first Johnny Dixon book

    17. Oh man oh man John Bellairs still great Five stars might be overkill, but I really enjoyed this one The writing kind of reminds me of a subdued Roald Dahl, if he were focused on supernatural Gothic horror, etc The trademarks are all there cantankerous old adults, goofy disgruntled but friendly characters, bizarre puzzles and mysteries If this were the comicsverse, I could see really enjoying a Johnny Dixon Matilda crossover Just sayin.

    18. Discovered this writer by finding a book of his at a relative s summer home in Indiana A fun series filled with mystery and supernatural powers I also like the fact that the kid is smart and knows about Latin and poems and such In this story, Johnnie is under a lot of pressure worrying about loved ones and he decides to take a chance to help them but ends up facing a lot of frightening and life threatening situations.

    19. I loved all John Bellairs books as a kid I m working on rereading them I don t love the Johnny Dixon books as much as the Lewis Barnavelt books because the characters aren t nearly as awesome But this second book was better than the Curse of the Blue Figurine The mystery was pretty good and even page turning in parts It s disappointing to discover that these books aren t as good as I remember them being I also miss the Edward Gorey covers.

    20. i love john bellairs because his books are creepy and atmospheric, and funnily child inappropriate in ways children s books are not today i bought a ton of these brand new for a dollar each at salvation army, and will donate them to my school s library once i ve read them all, of course hehe call me a philistine, but i d rather read john bellairs s children s mysteries than john ashbery s so called poems anytime j.a being the real stuff i m also currently reading

    21. Bellairs So strange and strangely paced Parts fly by in true even as an adult terror, darker and occult than you would expect, while others are about the unexpected but very real and very scary parts of being a kid Bellairs is decidedly not factory produced like other children s serials There are no expected beats or rhythms, and I like him for it That and the occult glass harmonica

    22. This is, in my humble opinion, the best of the John Bellairs mysteries Recommended by a super cool school librarian don t laugh all nerdy kids love their librarians , every single thing about it facsinated me as a kid Atmospheric, intelligent and just scary enough, after finishing this one, I went on to read every Bellairs book I could find I devoured them all and read each one many, many times.

    23. This book is another one fo those scary ones This one is crazy I would reccomend this book to anyone who likes scary stufff I am a personal fan of John Bellairs This book is about a mummy who guards a crypt Lewis tries to get money from the mummy s will, so that he can save his grandma This is a quest to find the mummy s will

    24. Johnny Dixon is sure that he can solve the riddle that will reveal the hiding place of wealthy Mr Glomus s will and net Johnny a hefty reward in the bargain Although his neihgbor proffesor childermass warns him to stay away from the Glomus mansion, Johnny can t resist a challenge.

    25. 3 STARS When Johnny Dixon searches a deserted mansion to find H Bagwell Glomus s hidden will, he accidentally stumbles upon a mysterious and terrifying force A great mystery paranormal children s novel.

    26. I read this in middle school as a part of a series of the same characters I remember really liking them They were intense and scary for an innocent 10 year old.I am going to read some of this series again to see if they might be something my 10 year old will like.

    27. Children s fiction Mystery adventure A decent mystery that should charm kids that are into such things The story centers mainly on the missing will and not so much on the mummy or the crypt, but the story is appropriately spooky for the month of October.

    28. I wanted to love this, never having read John Bellairs before, but eh It didn t light my world on fire The ending didn t address many of the questions I had I dunno I ll probably read , but this sadly didn t wow me.

    29. The second book in the Johnny Dixon series I was as fun as I expected This was an interesting story and it was nice to see some character development, especially for Johnny My only problem was that the story wrapped up too neatly.

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