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A sci-fi classic returns to print in its true, best, and original form! With renewed interest in Alexander Key's extraordinary 1968 novel, fans can dive into Escape to Witch Mountain as it was meant to be read. The powerful, thrilling story of Tony and Tia-twins joined by their paranormal gifts, on the run from evil forces that seek to suppress their forgotten pasts-is more gripping and relevant than ever. Praise for Escape to Witch Mountain: "Action, mood, and characterization never falter in this superior science fiction novel. . . " Library Journal "Fantasy, science fiction, mystery, adventure-the story is all of these, with enough suspense and thrills to keep young readers glued to its pages from first to last. " Book World "Fascinating science fiction. " Elementary School Library Collection, Bro-Dart Foundation
It happened so quickly, so unexpectedly, that Little Jon's cry was almost instantly cut short as the blackness closed over him. No one knew the hole was there. It hadn't been there the day before, and in the twilight no one had noticed it.
In this post-apocalyptic world, a group of survivors with magical powers in tune with nature struggle against the intolerant officials of a communistic New Order that is damaging the earth again with its unrestrained industrialization efforts.
As five crippled children play games of imagining themselves in another beautiful world, one of the boys finds he can help the rest of them escape to a strange new place.
Poised beside the big van from which he had just escaped, Swimmer crouched and quivered. Was he too overcivilized and soft to cope with the wilderness? Could he reach the stream he scented, and find food? Could he survive with a broken leg? Swimmer is about four and a half feet of very smart otter. Caught by a trapper and deprived of his woodlands as a baby, he had been trained by the famous Dr. Hoffman. Taught to demonstrate mechanical writing on the stage, he, naturally, learned to talk too--only no one knew it. And, naturally, having been exposed to human pomposity and meanness, he has a sharp tongue. But he has a kind heart and great ingenuity. Escaping to the wilds, Swimmer soon finds an odd collection of allies: Penny, the red-haired Welfare girl; Clarence, his old friend; a Cherokee lawyer; a newspaperman; an outcast dog; and an engaging young female otter named Ripple. But he acquires enemies too. As cruel bounty hunters, kidnappers, and the angry Professor close in on him, it takes all his wits to elude them. It is only one step from the stream to a wild chase and a great adventure. Everyone who loves Alexander Key's previous books knows that in his special world animals communicate without words. Only humans have forgotten the silent radar that tells of the feelings and intentions of other living things. But Swimmer, who has taken advantage of his technological training, can talk the language of men. Only a quixotic, acerbic otter could have managed it perhaps, but for Swimmer it is perfectly natural. And most convenient.
Tony and Tia, those daring kids from another world, must protect their supernatural powers from the greedy Letha and her power-hungry scientist friend who want to exploit their mysterious abilities. A rousing tale written by Alexander Key, the author of Escape to Witch Mountain, plunges Tony and Tia into a wild and dangerous race against time to outwit their evil enemies and escape back home.
"Please take us to that realm unknown Where Cerid fled when hope had flown, And hid so well that none can tell Where hangs the sword of Aradel." by Alexander Key Brian's only real friend at the medieval abbey is Brother Benedict, a burly blacksmith who teaches Brian history, quarter staffing, and sword handling. Only, peasant serf boy, Brian is mysteriously called on for a special mission--a search for the true sword of Aradel. Escaping from the abbey by a secret route, Brian finds himself in a magical forest. There Merra, the strawberry girl who is half Dryad, comes to his aid and uses her special powers. The two magically whirl through time, and land in modern, midtown Manhattan, pursued by the evil monk Albericus, who has also traveled from medieval times. Merra and Brian find themselves in all sorts of situations. They try buying hamburgers with a twelfth-century gold piece and have trouble explaining their "costumes" to the gang-busting New York City police. Finding refuge in the Tate Museum, they discover that there are two swords, almost alike. Tension rises. The sword lends its supernatural strength to the evil monk. Shall they escape through time, or stay to pit human skill against black magic?
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