Escape to Witch Mountain

Escape to Witch Mountain Some Terrifying Experience Has Blocked Tony And Tia S Memory Of The Past But Because They Have Supernatural Powers, They Are Sure That They Come From Another World And That Their People Still Exist Somewhere Then Tony And Tia Find That They Must Escape From Men Who Want To Use Their Special Powers For Evil They Begin A Desperate Search To Find Their True Home Which Leads Them To The Strange And Mysterious Witch Mountain

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 ag

❰Reading❯ ➷ Escape to Witch Mountain Author Alexander Key –
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 180 pages
  • Escape to Witch Mountain
  • Alexander Key
  • English
  • 07 April 2017
  • 9780671545574

10 thoughts on “Escape to Witch Mountain

  1. says:

    I grew up with this book and have loved it all my life, so it s hard for me to tell how well it s aged I can say that it was a lot of fun to reread in the Harry Potter era A few pages in, I started checking hero characteristics off in my mind.Here Take this handy quiz maybe you have what it takes to be a hero Are you an orphan At the beginning of Escape, Tony and his sister Tia have just suffered the loss of the grandmotherly woman who s cared for them as long as they can remember She wasn t really a relative, but she was nice to them But now she s dead And so far as they know, they have no blood ties Are you a good kid who s surrounded by people who misunderstand and are inclined to assume the worst about you Tony has a bad reputation for fighting, though all he ever does is fend off bullies Tia is accused of theft when really she only broke into a building in order to rescue a trapped kitten Do you have any unusual physical characteristics No lightning bolts here, but Tony and Tia s pale hair contrasts sharply with their olive skins and dark blue eyes that were almost black Also, Tia is mute, although she can talk to her brother see below Any magical powers to report Heck, yeah Telekinesis, telepathy you know, the usual Okay, and some unusual Tony can get an accurate picture in his head of any place he hears about, even if he s never been there in his life Tia has total recall, going all the way back to her toddler years If yes to the above, do your magical powers manifest in morally upstanding ways Tia can effortlessly open any lock, but only if it s right for her to do so She could never open a locked door if she was trying to steal money, for instance, but she can get through one in order to save trapped kittens no one else can hear Tony can play his harmonica so beautifully, even wild animals are charmed And this music amps his telekinetic abilities Not to get too personal, but can you quite literally speak another species language See above re Tia and kittehs Also bears Pretty much any animal, in fact Have you always felt, well, kind of different from the people around you Tony and Tia have sensed all their lives that this world isn t truly their own Boy howdy, are they right Might there be a community of people just like you out there somewhere, and are you trying to find them so you can live your life without feeling like such a weirdo all the time Yes and yes Got a nemesis Big time The scariest thing about Lucas Deranian is that he doesn t want to kill Tony and Tia He wants to own them Okay, pencils down, please The quiz is over If you enjoyed it, I recommend this story as a good old fashioned adventure And if you re old enough to remember the movie the book is nothing like it It s much serious and intense.

  2. says:

    When I was a kid, the movie Escape to Witch Mountain, and its sequel, Return from Witch Mountain, was on television all the time I remember watching it with my brother endlessly, and recently I bought the DVD I had never realized it was based on a book Opening this up was like settling into my grandmother s recliner with this and Tom Corbett, Space Cadet novels I was quite well read as a child, thanks to my grandpa s old stash It has all the feel of that type of novel, especially since my copy, through inter library loan, was quite old.This little book is completely fascinating and not at all condescending to its audience It s straightforward, not cutesy and admirably not campy It s a great complement to the movie.

  3. says:

    I read this once a super long time ago It wasn t my favorite, but that s mainly cause this genre just isn t my thing.

  4. says:

    After learning that author Alexander Key had been inspired by the Brown Mountain Lights phenomenon a true unsolved mystery in my backyard here in the Blue Ridge Mountains to create the Witch Mountain of the title, I knew I had to read this classic work of juvenile science fiction I m glad I did.Orphaned Tony and Tia know their abilities such as telekinesis and communicating witho animals make them special, and they know the man falsely claiming to be their uncle has evil intentions toward them The majority of the novel is an extended chase sequence, but along the way, the siblings encounter some of the worst of humanity, including the jaded indifference of the city and the fearful suspicion of the country All they need is one trustworthy adult to believe and help them in their quest to find their people.Not only did I enjoy how this handled the humanity through the eyes of extraterrestrials trope, but I also appreciated the themes of open mindedness, moral courage, and compassion that this stressed A friend of mine told me that reading this novel as a child helped to foster her lifelong love of science fiction and fantasy, and I easily can see why this would be the case I can think of no better compliment for any book.And Father O Day rocks Do you think the Lord on high is so frail that this little planet, with it s greedy little people, is all that He can do Bah Go tell the rest of your kind there are marvels in Creation far beyond their narrow dreaming Enough said

  5. says:

    Funny how it is with these Goodreads recommendations If you read this, you ll also like this And I look at the books and think oh, yeh, I read these This is one that looks oh so familiar, cover and all I think I got it AFTER the movie from the 70 s came out Considering the cover, that would be logical I think I liked the movie better Could be wrong on that one, but I remember really liking the movie and really wanting to be Tia.

  6. says:

    I read this book aloud to my 10 year old daughter She loved it I thought it just OK, at best Key is a serviceable, if not inspired, wordsmith The story was rather one dimensional I would have found it enjoyable if the book had focused on the character of the kids and their gradual uncovering of their abilities, and less on the mechanics of the chase.

  7. says:

    Quick, fun sci fi fantasy read for children and early teens How orphans with mysterious abilities find helpand a way to their own peopleis a great adventure in a simply told manner.Originally written in 1968, it is dated, certainly, but somehow that doesn t seem to matter.

  8. says:

    One of my favorite books as a kid.

  9. says:

    Escape to Witch Mountain has always been among my favorite Disney live action films, so when I saw this book at my local library, I had to give it a try I expected to like it, but I ended up simply adoring it It s without a question one of the best books I ve ever read the plot is simple but not simplistic and the element of suspense was terrific Most of all, Escape to Witch Mountain touches on deep themes such as sense of belonging, hating people without justification, and even stewardship of the planet Its profound questions will haunt you long after the book s end As you can already tell, I highly recommend this book Read it as soon as you get the chance Side note if you ve watched the movie, there are some major differences But unlike other instances when I ve both read a book and watched the film adaptation, I don t necessarily hate the differences Yes, I prefer the book, but the movie keeps the mood intact I appreciate both.

  10. says:

    Holds up pretty well any worthy for nostalgia.

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