Alexander Key





Alexander Key


Born
in La Plata, MD, The United States
September 21, 1904

Died
July 25, 1979

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An American science fiction writer, most of whose books were aimed at a juvenile audience. He became a nationally known illustrator before he became an author. After he began writing novels for young people, he moved his family to the North Carolina mountains, and most of his books include that wild and rugged landscape.

His novel Escape to Witch Mountain was made into a popular film in 1975 and again in 1995. His novel The Incredible Tide became a popular anime series, Future Boy Conan.

He is known for his portrayals of alien but human-like people who have psychic powers and a close communion with nature, and who can speak with animals. In The Strange White Doves, he professed his belief that animals are conscious and aware, and have subtle
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Escape to Witch Mountain

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3.87 avg rating — 2,514 ratings — published 1968 — 18 editions
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The Forgotten Door

4.06 avg rating — 1,718 ratings — published 1965 — 13 editions
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Return from Witch Mountain

3.69 avg rating — 388 ratings — published 1978 — 4 editions
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The Case of the Vanishing Boy

4.16 avg rating — 116 ratings — published 1979 — 4 editions
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The Incredible Tide

3.71 avg rating — 150 ratings — published 1970 — 10 editions
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The Magic Meadow

4.05 avg rating — 75 ratings — published 1975 — 4 editions
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Rivets and Sprockets

4.36 avg rating — 39 ratings — published 1964 — 3 editions
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The Sword of Aradel

3.92 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 1977 — 4 editions
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The Golden Enemy

3.86 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 1969 — 4 editions
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Jagger, the Dog from Elsewhere

4.10 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 1976 — 4 editions
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