It was a warm summer day in 1951 when Rose Pottinger and Mrs. Zimmermann entered the tunnel. When they had emerged, it was snowing...and the year was 1828.
Mrs. Zimmermann had felt that the ghost of Granny Wetherbee, who had taught Mrs. Zimmermann witchery, was in trouble and needed help. So she and Rose Rita had traveled to Pennsylvania where Granny had lived. They never dreamed that they would also journey back to a time long ago where they would encounter a sorcerer more terrifying than either could have imagined.
Books by John Bellairs:
The Doom of the Haunted Opera
The Figure In the Shadows
The Ghost in the Mirror
The House With a Clock In Its Walls
The Letter, the Witch, and the Ring
The Mansion in the Mist
The Specter From the Magician's Museum
The Treasure of Alpheus Winterborn
The Vengeance of the Witch-Finder
About the Author
John Anthony Bellairs (1938-1991) is an award-winning American author, perhaps best known for his�fantasy�novel The Face in the Frost. He is also the author of many�gothic�mystery�novels for children and young adults, including The House with a Clock in its Walls (which received both the New York Times Outstanding Book of Award and the American Library Association Children's Books of International Interest Award), The Lamp from the Warlock's Tomb (which won the Edgar Allen Poe Award), and The Specter from the Magician's Museum (which won the New York Public Library "Best Books for the Teen Age" Award.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
When Rose Rita Pottinger and her friend Mrs. Zimmerman set off to visit Stonebridge, Pennsylvania in the year 1951, the last thing they expect is to be transported back to the year 1828 to aid young Hilda Weiss, Mrs. Zimmerman's mentor in magic as a girl, and her family in a struggle against an evil enchanter trying to force the Weisses out of their home. This fourth book in the Lewis Barnavelt series has been ably finished by Brad Strickland, and possesses the same traits of creepiness and gothic horror that characterize Bellairs' other works for children. Details of Pennsylvania Dutch life, including hexes and scattered bits of German (always used in a way such that their meaning is readily apparent) add flavor to the proceedings. Plucky heroine Rose Rita will be a good role model for middle school girls, and this book is sure to appeal to middle schoolers with a taste for magic or gothic literature.
I really enjoyed reading this book. The suspense and urgency kept me engrossed until the very end.
I think this book is great. I really recommend it. It's about this girl and her aunt Mrs.Zimmerman. They travel back in time to get back her aunt's power's.
Join Rose Rita and Mrs.Zimmerman on a spine tingling adventure. I did, and it was exellent! This book is a masterpiece that deserves to be on the classic's shelf. It is also John Bellair's best book. Brad Strickland did a wonderful job completing it. Enjoy the book!
I have read many Jonothan Bellairs books, and this was just one of my favorites. It kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. I love reading about all of Bellairs' wonderfull and electric charactors, and this was a fantastic story, like all of them.