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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, 1980)
  • 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: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #87,272 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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This book is bizarre, bright, fabulous, and historic. I have fallen in love with the idea of armchair treasure hunts, like this book. There really aren't enough of them. I highly recommend this book, and I seem partial to the first edition, rather than later editions that explain everything, though that's nice too... there's something special about the first edition in this case.
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This was a great childhood book. The artistic visuals are great at trying to fool the eye. There are so many details. The jewel encrusted rabbit that was buried has been found long ago, but it is still nice to dream..I decided to have one in hard and soft covers
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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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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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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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I lover the story, the paintings and the hare treasure. All 3 things goes perfect together. I just could't find my first book so I just have to buy one more. Now the first book showed up Again but I don't mind having 2 books.
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