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The Ghost in the Mirror (Lewis Barnavelt) Paperback – October 1, 1994
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Kindly witch Mrs. Zimmermann has lost her magic, except for a sixth sense and a residual aura of unusable protective magic, and Rose Rita Pottinger has broken her ankle. Her friends Jonathan and Lewis Barnavelt have left the two behind, while on their European vacation. But suddenly Mrs. Zimmermann is called on a mission into the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, and Rose Rita comes with her. Naturally, nothing proceeds as expected. Their car is transported back in time and crashes, leaving the two staying with the kindly Weiss family.
But the mystery deepens when the reason for their time travelling is revealed -- the ghost of the witch Hilda Wetherbee tells them that she has transported them back in time to save a good wizard, Grandpa Drexel, who is fated to die on the first of April. But an evil presence disrupts the message from Granny Wetherbee, and Mrs. Zimmermann becomes stricken with partial amnesia Rose Rita becomes increasingly suspicious that a hexer -- an evil witch -- is trying to drive out the Weiss family. But how can a de-magicked witch and a bespelled modern girl hope to stop a hexer -- and a demon?
This is neither the spookiest nor the tightest of Bellairs' fantasy-horror books, and it suffers slightly from an unfortunate cliche (time travel) and a dependence on previous Bellairs books. But it's a solid time-travel/ghost-story, with some hideously chilling scenes and some interesting new characters.Read more ›
While this is a Lewis Barnavelt story, Lewis and his uncle Jonathon are bit players in this tale.
Rose Rita and Mrs Zimmermann embark on a trek to restore Mrs Zimmermann's lost magical powers. They find themselves transported back in time where they must right a past wrong. Doing so pits them against a local wizard with a grudge and a generations old score to settle.
If possible, you should read the earlier books first, but don't miss this one. The story is just fine by itself, but it will make you want to read the earlier and later books as well.
I especially liked the description of early American farm life (which was a hard life indeed!) There were also a couple of nice puzzles for Rosa Rita to solve and I challenge the reader to try to figure them out before she does!
action and suspense. I'd reccomend this great book to anyone
whose parents say "you're too young for Stephen King". Mine
didn't, but from things I've heard about Stephen King, I
think this story was plotted sort of like his books. All in
all, it was a great book and I enjoyed it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It is in great shape. I was very please with it. I like buying books for my grandchildren this way. They like a lot books.Published on January 15, 2014 by Yvonne Knapton
I may not be the best person to review John Bellairs' "The Ghost in the Mirror," since it is clearly one book of many in a series, and I've only just arrived. Read morePublished on February 6, 2009 by R. M. Fisher
John Bellairs's THE GHOST IN THE MIRROR was not a very good book. I thought the book was dull and slow moving. I also thought it was unrealistic. Read morePublished on March 21, 2002
it was so cool. it had suspense,action,mystery,drama,and caring . uit was so cool.Published on January 11, 2002 by A 12-year old gamer
I really like The Ghost in the Mirror. I have read most of John Bellairs books. Every book that I have read so far has been excellet, but I have to say this is one of my... Read morePublished on April 18, 2000
It's really been such a pleasure to read this book. To all of you Belliar's fans, read it. I promise you wont regret doing so. I got so excited when I saw it in the library. Read morePublished on May 27, 1999