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MASQUERADE Hardcover – January 13, 1987


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Schocken Books; 1st edition (January 13, 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 080523747X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805237474
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.7 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #75,308 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Solving the mystery is engaging, vexing and great fun.
Maggie Hasbrouck
The book (Masquerade) I ordered was in a pristine shape when I received it.
Jamyphx
All the beautiful and rich pictures helps bring the story to life.
Airena

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Douglas R. Briggs on September 4, 2001
Format: Hardcover
Kit Williams created a beautiful golden, bejeweled hare, which he buried somewhere in England in 1980. He then created a picture book of his own artwork. Each picture hid both clues and false leads indicating the location of the buried jewel, and anyone was invited to seek after it and keep it for himself. Though the prize was found about a year later, the picture book remains one of the most challenging puzzles accessible to the ordinary person and is vastly entertaining in its own right.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 14, 1998
Format: Hardcover
I've owned this book for many years - since I was about ten years old - and I still don't tire of looking through it and marvelling at the wonderful combination of story, riddles and art. The story of Jack Hare's trials while trying to deliver a gift from the Lady Moon to Master Sun is engaging - thrilled me when I was young and puzzles-within-the-story were (and some still are) very challenging. The illustrations are lavish - and, of course, laden with clues to the mystery within the book. I certainly reccomend this for anyone who enjoys solving puzzles, reading fantasy or, best yet, both!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 5, 2003
Format: Hardcover
I have searched for this book, like some have searched for the jewel!
WOW. To finally find it. I was given a hard back copy of this book from my father in the mid 80's, probably the 87' printing.
What is this book about?, is it the book you've been searching for? This is the book "Masqureade" by Kit Williams. The book is now out of print, and the treasure has been found (and lost) so to speak since it's debut in the early 80's. Kit made this book to become like a world wide treasure hunt. The rabbit in the story is sent off with a beautiful necklace. A gift from the Moon to the Sun. The Moon has fallen in love with the Sun. But along the way the necklace gets lost. You are supposed to look for clues in the pages, in the riddles and find the hidden pictures to solve the riddle. If you were the first person to find all the clues and send Kit a letter with the details (all the answers being correct) you could go and get this necklace for yourself. You could own it. It was valued at [$$$] at the time the book was released. A year later the riddle was solved and yes the necklace was found. Although the story has a sad ending, apparently the people who found the necklace cheated.[...]There was also a later paperback printing of this book WITH the answers in the book. Since the jewel had already been found.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Airena on May 15, 2003
Format: Hardcover
This book was amazing! It was my favorite stroy when I was little and still is. All the beautiful and rich pictures helps bring the story to life. It's full of riddles that never end. The Masquerade was well written and keeps the reader coming back to solve the mystory of were the hare lost the moons gift to the sun.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Rivkah Maccaby on September 15, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Artist Kit Williams wanted people to look at his pictures-- to study them intently. He found a brilliant device; hidden in the rich illustrations are clues to a treasure. The treasure has since been found (by people who cheated), but it is still fun to study the drawings. Small children will enjoy finding the hare on each page, and will enjoy the charming story as well.
The story is the love tale of the moon and the sun. After falling in love with the sun, the moon sends him a beautiful, gold, bejeweled hare, which she entrusts to Jack Hare to deliver. Jack loses the gift, and the reader is challenged to find it.
For the solution buy it here at Amazon.com But try it on your own first. Hint: Henry VIII had six wives, but only one matters.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ronnie on August 22, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I still remember pouring through these pages for many an hour...desperate to unravel the clues hidden in the unique and beautiful artwork. Though the game is long-gone, this will provide much entertainment for the puzzle lover.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 20, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I shredded to death the copy from the library as a prepubescent. I have searched ever since to own my own copy. By chance, the very day I happened to read an obscure newspaper a year later (at 12 years old, any newspaper is an obscure one, in retrospect), and I saw a small blurb about the park where the jewel was located.
I recall the artwork was beyond compare. I hope someday to find such a copy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Samantha Grayson on November 29, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
utterly magical tale, which is a delight to read. Although it is solved the puzzle is also great to figure out
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