Anthony Monday (series)

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Anthony Monday is a fictional 14-year-old American boy featured in a series of four children's gothic horror novels by John Bellairs that were published from 1978 to 1992. Anthony and his friends generally overcome evil forces bent on ending the world.[1][2] Alternatively, Anthony Monday is the book series, as in ISFDB).[3]

Novels in the Anthony Monday series[edit]

The Treasure of Alpheus Winterborn (1978)[4][edit]

Dedication: "For Keetah, who liked it when others didn't."
After stumbling upon a clue in the public library, Anthony searches for the treasure long rumored to have been hidden by a wealthy, eccentric citizen of their small town.

The Dark Secret of Weatherend (1984)[5][edit]

Dedication: "For Toby, a good editor and a good friend."
Fourteen-year-old Anthony Monday of Hoosac, Minnesota, and his friend Myra Eells, the Hoosac librarian, try to stop an evil wizard from turning the world into an icy wasteland.

The Lamp from the Warlock's Tomb (1988)[6][edit]

No dedication
Anthony Monday and Myra Eells recover a magic lamp that was stolen from a warlock’s tomb and is spreading evil to further the wicked ends of the thief.

The Mansion in the Mist (1992)[7][edit]

No dedication
While spending the summer in an old house on a desolate Canadian island owned by Emerson Eells, Anthony Monday and Myra Eells discover a chest that can transport them to another world and a maniacal group who are plotting the destruction of people on Earth.

Series bibliography[edit]

# Title Month Year Chapters Pages Writer Illustrator
01 The Treasure of Alpheus Winterborn May 1978 17 180 John Bellairs Judith Gwyn Brown
02 The Dark Secret of Weatherend Jul 1984 15 182 John Bellairs Edward Gorey
03 The Lamp from the Warlock's Tomb May 1988 14 168 John Bellairs Edward Gorey
04 The Mansion in the Mist Aug 1992 17 170 John Bellairs Edward Gorey

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pascal Heldman, Irma: "Criminals at Large, but Not for Long" (article abstract), The New York Times, April 30, 1978.
  2. ^ Parr, Caroline: "Kids Can Read Up a Storm", The Free-Lance Star, August 8, 2000.
  3. ^ Anthony Monday series listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database (ISFDB). Retrieved 2015-08-17. Select a title to see its linked publication history and general information. Select a particular edition (title) for more data at that level, such as a front cover image or linked contents.
  4. ^ Bellairs, John. The Treasure of Alpheus Winterborn. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1978. ISBN 0152899367
  5. ^ Bellairs, John. The Dark Secret of Weatherend. Dial Books for Young Readers, 1984. ISBN 0803700725
  6. ^ Bellairs, John. The Lamp from the Warlock's Tomb. Dial Books for Young Readers, 1988. ISBN 0803705352
  7. ^ Bellairs, John. The Mansion in the Mist. Dial Books for Young Readers, 1992. ISBN 0803708459

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