The Letter, the Witch and the Ring

The Letter, the Witch and the Ring

by John Bellairs


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Rose Rita wishes she could go to camp like her best friend, Lewis. She's sure that boys get to have all the fun, but instead she must stay at home and get ready to attend Junior High, where she will have to do "girly" activities—something she hates! That is until Mrs. Zimmermann offers her an adventure of her own—a trip to cousin Oley's farm. Mrs. Zimmermann's cousin Oley has left her his farm, as well as a ring that he thinks is magic. But when Mrs. Zimmermann and Rose Rita arrive at the deserted farm, the ring has mysteriously vanished. Strange things start to happen around them—Mrs. Zimmermann becomes ill, Rose Rita keeps on seeing scary images and Mrs. Zimmermann goes missing. What power does this magical ring have? Will the person who took the ring use it to do evil? And will Rose Rita be able to rescue Mrs. Zimmermann from whatever evil force has taken her?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848127944
Publisher: Bonnier Books UK
Publication date: 07/01/2019
Series: House with a Clock in Its Walls Series , #3
Edition description: None
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 411,842
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

John Bellairs (1938-1991) was an award-winning American 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 the Year Award and the American Library Association Children's Books of International Interest Award; The Lamp from the Warlock's Tomb, which won the Edgar Award; and The Specter from the Magician's Museum, which won the New York Public Library "Best Books for the Teen Age" Award.

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The Letter, the Witch and the Ring 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A page turner for all ages.
eightambliss on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Letter The Witch and the Ring is an early John Bellairs book, and the first adventure starring Mrs. Zimmerman and Rose Rita.Rose Rita is disappointed that she won't be able to be with her friend Lewis this summer. However, her neighbor (and local witch) Mrs. Zimmerman asks Rose Rita to join her in the Upper Peninsula where she will be staying a a farm house her cousin left her before he died. There is also a mysterious magical ring involved-but when Rose Rita and Mrs. Zimmerman arrive at the farm house, the ring is gone! Could other forces be at work? And are they deeper and darker than either of our heroines could imagine?This was a good book, although it did read like an early Bellairs effort and the characters weren't as fine tuned as I remember them being in other books. I also sorely missed the Edward Gorey illustrations. The story was good, although it didn't have me as scared out of my wits as some of his others.
happythoughts on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I remember my third grade teacher reading this book to us in class. I have a terrible memory, so when something does stick in my head, I have to wonder why. So I read the book. Nothing spectacular about it. Just happy memories
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I think this book was great. It is mixture of many different types of books and at most of the time it keeps you at the edge of your seat. And makes you want to read it more and more. It's just like a mystery unwrapping itself the more you read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book when I was younger and it was one of the best I had ever read as a young child. I no longer have it and regret that I didn't keep it. I'm 36 now and I'd love to read it again. They don't write them like this anymore!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I luv this book. Its got enough spine tingling action to make you fall deep into it. I'd recomend it to anyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. The book made me feel as if I were walking in Rose Rita's shoes. This book made me feel very exited. I highly recommend it.