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Escape to Witch Mountain Paperback – November, 1984

4.4 out of 5 stars 43 customer reviews
Book 1 of 3 in the Witch Mountain Series

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About the Author

Alexander Key started his career as an artist, studying at the Chicago Art Institute. He then pursued a successful career as an illustrator of children's books, which soon led him to write his own. Key is the author of many popular science fiction stories for children, including The Forgotten Door, The Golden Enemy, and The Incredible Tide. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse (November 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671545574
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671545574
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.8 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,797,595 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
As a kid, I disliked this book because it bore little resemblance to the Disney movie that was inspired by it. Now, however, I have much deeper appreciation of the story.

In the novel, Tony and Tia Malone are two teenagers, adopted by an elderly woman, and they live in a rough neighborhood. Because of their psychic abilities, they are targets of bullies and gangs. When their adoptive grandmother dies, they are placed in a detention home, Hackett House, run by a cold, granite-like matron, Mrs. Grindley, a former policewoman. They do not fare well at the home because of their 'strangeness' (Tia is unable to speak normally, although she can speak telepathically with Tony), and as this is the time of youth rebellion and the Vietnam war, suspicious behavior. When a mysterious, well-dressed stranger, Lucas Deranian, shows up claiming to be their uncle, the siblings realize that he is after something else. They succeed in escaping from Hackett House and enlist the help of a priest, Father O'Day, to discover their true origins.

Very different from the film, it is nonetheless a darn good read.
It also speaks volumes of what many adolescents face during these crucial years of developement - finding your identity and being accepted for it.
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Format: Paperback
Since most of the reviewers of this book are adults now who read this book as children and are remembering it as a childhood favorite, I would like to say that as a modern 14-year-old, I liked this book too. I agree with the reviewer who gave this book 4 stars because it was "dated" - the remark about communists ("human rights and human suffering mean nothing to a communist") - did make it quite clear what time period the book was written in, and the Christianity parts - Father O'Day "ranting" about his "sworn enemy", the devil - were kind of annoying, but that didn't spoil the book for me - i still loved it.
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Format: Hardcover
I hadn't thought of this book for many years. This book (along with another by the same author "The Forgotten Door") set me on a lifetime of reading science fiction and fantasy. I have rarely rediscovered the sheer unadulterated *magic* that I felt while reading this book. Tony and Tia are teens and most teens will relate to them and will get caught up in the mystery and the adventure. I haven't reread it in years and years but I remain certain that for young readers this would be a book they would treasure. Forget about the Disney movie: It was silly popcorn fluff that I am sure crushingly disappointed every fan of the book. This book is about as serious as young adult science fiction gets. (And for those adults who enjoy Harry Potter: take a look at this book too! You won't be disappointed!)
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I understand one's reluctance to pick up paperbacks that look like novelizations of so-so Disney movies. (Can you say "The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes" or "The Shaggy D.A."?) Well, this was written first, it is not Disneyfied, and it is a lot better than you might expect. It is certainly dated, but not to the extent that it is hard to follow or filled with careless inappropriate characterizations. The characters are well conceived and their circumstances are revealed slowly and with a satisfying sense of mystery. The escapes and chases are taut and plausible. As a consequence this book really does work as an adventure/mystery, without any of the magic angles that inform so much current youth fiction. So, this certainly qualifies as an overlooked semi-classic, and as such is well recommended
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Plenty of adventure for children of all ages as two brave young people find they are unique in more ways than one. If you like the ethics of Alexander Key's books, such as this one and the more popular The Forgotten Door, you might be surprised to find out an entire religion is based on Alexander Key's inspired writings. PraiseGodChurch.org is a great resource for those interested in finding out more about Alexander Key and his values.
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Format: Paperback
An exciting premise, cooperative and supportive siblings, well developed secondary characters, and a satisfying mystery/alien/paranormal storyline. Sounds pretty good, doesn't it?

I understand one's reluctance to pick up paperbacks that look like novelizations of so-so Disney movies. (Can you say "The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes" or "The Shaggy D.A."?) Well, this was written first, it is not Disneyfied, and it is a lot better than you might expect. It is certainly dated, but not to the extent that it is hard to follow or filled with careless or inappropriate characterizations. The protagonists are well conceived and their circumstances are revealed slowly and with a satisfying sense of mystery. The escapes and chases are taut and plausible. As a consequence this book really does work as an adventure/mystery, without heavy reliance on the magic angles that inform so much current youth fiction. So, this certainly qualifies as an overlooked semi-classic, and as such is well recommended
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Format: Hardcover
This is classic Alexander Key, a story of a brother and sister with a mysterious past, psychic powers, and only dreams and fragmented memories to tell them who they really are. Much better than the okay-but-silly Disney film based on it, this ranks up there with "The Forgotten Door" as the best of Alexander Key.
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