Rose Rita Pottinger is a resident of New Zebedee, Michigan, and the best friend of Lewis Barnavelt.


Rose Rita is the daughter of George and Louise Pottinger and together the Pottinger family lives on Mansion Street.

Rose Rita has long, black, stringy hair, is one year older than Lewis (but in the same grade), and is prone to wearing a black plush beanie covered with cartoon-character buttons. She’s tomboyish by nature: she likes doing things that usually only boys would want to do, such as fishing, climbing trees, or playing baseball. As such, she wears a skirt and blouse to school only because she has to – as soon as she’s back home she’ll be in blue jeans and a sweatshirt.


Rose Rita meets Lewis Barnavelt shortly after his encounter with Selenna Izard and the Doomsday Clock.

Lewis Barnavelt Series
Bellairs Corpus
By John Bellairs
Completed by Brad Strickland
By Brad Strickland
Who's who Lewis Barnavelt | Rose Rita Pottinger | Jonathan Barnavelt | Florence Zimmermann
What's what Barnavelt House | Fountain
Where's there New Zebedee, Michigan