The Golden Key

The Golden Key

by George MacDonald


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496057136
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/23/2014
Pages: 54
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.13(d)

About 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.
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The Golden Key 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 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.
davegregg on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Bewilderingly creative--almost to the point of being, as one reviewer put it: "stream of consciousness."I'm giving it three stars, not in comparison to other authors' works, but in comparison to MacDonald's. I've enjoyed other of his works more, such as "The Princess and the Goblin," "The Day Boy and the Night Girl," and "Gray Wolf." I enjoyed it, but not so much that I would give it a four.**UPDATE**: I read it again. My appreciation of "The Golden Key" has risen, and so has my rating: to four.
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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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.