Saturday, November 25, 2000

Love, My Dear Moth?

It’s true we receive questions out of the blue...such as this one from Dan Rigney:
I'm a big fan of The Face in the Frost but sadly don't own a copy. I'm wondering if I am remembering correctly about an encounter with a giant moth? I manage the New York City band the Moths and we're looking for references and illustrations for a gallery page for the 2.0 version of our website. If you can remember any other mentions of moths in Bellairs work, please let me know. Much appreciated!

Monday, October 9, 2000

Book Alert: The Tower at the End of the World

Brad Strickland, writing at the Compleat Bellairs:
"Let's see... the manuscript of The Tower at the End of the World has been turned in. In it, the descendant of an old enemy of Lewis Barnavelt turns up to trouble him and his uncle. The cover artist will be S.D. Schindler, whose work may be seen on the cover and interior illustrations of The Ghost of Nicholas Greebe.

"I've had no further word on the movie adaptation of House, but it's supposed to start shooting [soon], so it may be underway."

Tuesday, September 19, 2000

Book Alert: The Face in the Frost

This might interest a few people: The Face in the Frost is being re-released by Olmstead Press, as seen at their web site and Amazon.

We emailed Olmstead and got a nice note back from Maureen Owen when we asked about the publishing house re-releasing St. Fidgeta and The Pedant and the Shuffly, too:
Thanks for your note. [Face] is available now. We do not have plans, yet, to re-publish the other Bellairs titles, but on your good suggestion, we will look into doing just that.

Thursday, May 25, 2000

Itinerary: A Journey with Johnny Dixon

By James Card (May 22, 2000)
(Originally published at groups.yahoo.com/compleatbellairs/)

I've been to some places described in John Bellairs’ novels, and I hope to see more in the coming years as I get a chance. Some are real places, and some are inspired by real places. Here are some....

In April 1996 I convinced my father to take me to New Hampshire. We always went to the Adirondacks (seeing we are from central New York), but after reading about the White Mountains in several of Bellairs’ novels, I really wanted to visit them.

Sunday, April 30, 2000

Bellairs in the Hall of Fame

According to Haverhill's Eagle Tribune, on Wednesday, April 26, 2000 John Bellairs, along with 3 other Haverhill residents, was recognized for his lifetime achievements as an author by being honored in Haverhill's Hall of Fame. In their description of Bellairs' achievements they mention such popular titles as Sister Fidgeta and Dustin Heights.

Perhaps they were referring to St. Fidgeta and Other Parodies and the fictional locale of Duston Heights?

Sunday, April 16, 2000

Memoriam: Edward Gorey

Jonathan Abucejo, writing at the Compleat Bellairs:
It pains me to relate this news to all you fans, but illustrator Edward Gorey, the popular artist behind a vast majority of the late John Bellairs' work, has died at age 75. According to Reuters/ Associated Press, "...Gorey, whose macabre pen-and-ink drawings set somewhere between the Edwardian era and the 1920s made him one of the most distinctive American illustrators, died Saturday [April 15th] near his Cape Cod home, a hospital spokeswoman said Sunday. [He had suffered a heart attack earlier in the week]."

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