The Golden Key

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The adventurous wanderings of a boy and girl to find the keyhole which fits the rainbow's golden key.

The adventurous wanderings of a boy and girl to find the keyhole which fits the rainbow's golden key.

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Overview

The adventurous wanderings of a boy and girl to find the keyhole which fits the rainbow's golden key.

The adventurous wanderings of a boy and girl to find the keyhole which fits the rainbow's golden key.

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[This] "edition illustrated with remarkable sensitivity makes available once more one of the most beautiful of allegorical fairy tales...The story is itself a key that will open to many children a door on their own imaginative experiences and the pleasure and mystery of allegorical speculation." —The Horn Book

"A new edition illustrated with remarkable sensitivity makes available once more one of the most beautiful of allegorical fairy tales...The story tells of the girl and boy, Tangle and Mossy, who meet and travel together to a mysterious land. For a while their paths separate as Tangle encounters, one after another, the three Old Men—of the Sea, of the Earth, and of the Fire—and she grows wiser and more beautiful with each stage of her journey. Tangle is reunited at last with Mossy, who carries the golden key, and they reach the rainbow, climbing along it toward the 'country whence the shadows fall.' The story, full of dreamlike events and exquisite images, is itself a key that will open to many children a door on their own imaginative experiences and the pleasure and mystery of allegorical speculation." —Horn Book

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781496057136
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 2/23/2014
  • Pages: 54
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.13 (d)

Meet the Author

George Macdonald is the author of At the Back of the North Wind.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2000

    A short, sweet fairy tale

    This was a really nice little book. The characters are great; even the most ordinary of them is interesting. The imagery is very beautiful, as in many of George MacDonald's books. The ending is a sweet combination of happy and sad, and is sure to make you smile. I really liked this book, and I'm sure you will too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2011

    Not my favorite

    This is one of George MacDonald's thinly veiled discourses on his Protestant beliefs. I prefer his straight out fairy tales with morals. This would be a great book for a discussion group if the participants are educated and comfortable with the literary style.

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