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The Curse of the Blue Figurine

The Curse of the Blue Figurine
 (1983) is the first book in the Johnny Dixon series. It is John Bellairs's eighth book.


Little does Johnny Dixon know when he takes a scroll along with a seemingly harmless figurine from the town church that his life will be changed forever. On a bleak and stormy night his friend Professor Childermass relates the tale of the mad Father Baart, whose ghost is said to haunt the church. And when Johnny unthinkingly returns there and accepts a magic ring from a mysterious stranger, he is plunged into a terrifying adventure -- realizing too late that the tale of Father Baart is not just a legend, but the horrifying truth.



  • Johnny Dixon
  • Roderick Childermass
  • Charles Coote


  • Remigius Baart


  • Mid-1950s
  • Duston Heights, Massachusetts