Juvenile Fiction. Juvenile Literature. Science Fiction. HTML: 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-Da
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Though a bit dated politically and culturally, I still found it an enjoyable book. The basic plot of "children with special abilities need to escape the bad guys who want to exploit them and get home" is still enjoyable despite having been used before. The story is well enough written and the characters endearing.
A gentle book that won't frighten children, a simple introduction to science fiction if you want your children to try that genre, it's worth a read.
This classic science fiction
When Lucas Deranian shows up claiming to be their uncle they start to get suspicious. With the help of Catholic priest, Father O'Day, they escape New York and head to the Blue Ridge Mountains. The stress of outwitting Deranian has started to bring back some old memories and they think they will find their missing family once they get there.
This is a quick fun read for children, written in 1968, so I'm not going to judge it the way I would a modern YA fantasy for older children. The story is simple and more effort is put into the trip to Witch Mountain, rather than exploring the children's abilities. It brought back some nice memories of sitting in the living room, watching the movie with my daughter back in the 1980s.
A young brother and sister are in a sort of orphanage/juvenile detention home. They are different from the other kids - they can speak telepathically, can
As they make plans to escape, they start to recall bits and pieces of their childhood. A process that accelerates on their journey. They end up with a large number of people hunting them down leading to a very dramatic ending.
The book was good but the movie was a bit better.