The Golden Key

The Golden Key

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by George MacDonald
     
 

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

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781595479051
Publisher:
NuVision Publications
Publication date:
04/25/2007
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.12(d)

Meet the Author

George MacDonald was one of the most respected authors of his generation in 19th-century Scotland. He wrote over fifty books in his lifetime, and his work has inspired authors ever since, including J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, and Madeleine L’Engle. Many of his books are considered to be classics of children’s literature.
 
Ruth Sanderson been a professional illustrator since 1975, with over 80 published children’s books. She is a long-time member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and teaches classes on writing and illustrating children’s literature at Hollins University’s summer graduate program.
Visit her website at www.ruthsanderson.com.
 
 

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The Golden Key 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
InTheBookcase More than 1 year ago
A charming little fairy tale! Mossy and Tangle enjoy such an adventurous romp together (and aren't their names the sweetest?). Overall, it is a good bit of Christian fantasy.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.