John Bellairs Wiki
Advertisement
John Bellairs Wiki

The Letter, the Witch, and the Ring is John Bellairs’s third book in the Lewis Barnavelt series, continuing the adventures of Lewis Barnavelt; his friend, Rose Rita Pottinger; his uncle, Jonathan; and their neighbor, Mrs. Zimmermann. The relationship between Rose Rita and Mrs. Zimmermann is first shown in this story as the two spend part of their summer together visiting northern Michigan following the death of Mrs. Zimmermann's cousin. While on vacation things turns sinister when Mrs. Zimmermann runs into an old rival, falls ill, and ultimately disappears- leaving Rose Rita to face her fears and find her friend.

Plot

Cast

Protagonists

Advertisement for The Letter, the Witch, and the Ring (1976).

Main article: Lewis Barnavelt series characters

Antagonists

Setting

Mid-1950s

New Zebedee, Michigan

Petoskey, Michigan

Petoskey, Michigan is famous for its Petoskey Stones, a fossilized coral known for its often confusing and mesmerizing, runelike patterns of 'eyes'. While not proven, it is easy to  imagine these strange stones passing for mystical objects.

Dedication

For my son, Frank.

External links

Lewis Barnavelt Series
Bellairs Corpus
By John Bellairs
Completed by Brad Strickland
By Brad Strickland
Advertisement