(TV Series) (story "The House With a Clock in its Walls" - 1 episode)
1993 - The Vengeance of the Witch-Finder (a Lewis Barnavelt novel)
Did You Know?
I had a compulsive need to fantasize. I was overweight and the other kids thought I was weird and I liked to read. I was pretty much a loner until I made some lifelong friends in the Boy Scouts. I would walk back and forth between my home and Catholic school and have medieval fantasies featuring me as the hero. I was a little ashamed of it and wondered why I did it. I cherish my childhood. It was...
Common to all of Bellairs's mysteries is an unspoken stress on the need for friendship. Most of the dangers faced by Bellairs's young investigators come about due to their misuse of magical properties or objects. The protagonists then learn how to face their dilemmas with the help of a wise and loving older friend or relative.
Gothic novels with a supernatural element that feature a young protagonist and his much-older, bubbie-like best friend.