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Taker's Key

by Martine Leavitt, cover design or artwork by Ron Lightburn

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list price: $4.95
edition:Paperback
published: Sep 2002
ISBN:9780889951846
publisher: Red Deer Press
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An evil sorcery prowls the land. The Oldwives are losing their magic, and an ill wind weakens the hiding spell that protects them. Worse still, Marwen is powerless to stop any of it. She must find the Key, the powerful talisman woven into her tapestry. In the deathlands Marwen and the Oldwives must travel to solve its mystery.

About the Authors
Martine Leavitt is an award-winning author and highly respected creative writing teacher. She has won the Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book of the Year Award, the Mr. Christie’s Book Award and has been a finalist for the National Book Award, the Governor General’s Award and the L.A. Times Book Prize.
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Ron Lightburn is an internationally renowned illustrator of books for children. He has currently completed a picture book, Wild Girl and Gran by Nan Gregory. He has collaborated with Nan Gregory once before, on the award-winning How Smudge Came. His illustrations in the picture book Waiting for the Whales earned him the Governor General's Literary Award for Children's Illustration, the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award for Illustration and the Elizabeth Mrazik Cleaver Picture Book Award.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 14
Grade:
4 to 9
Editorial Review

"Not to be missed by young adult or adult lovers of fantasy."
-Canadian Children's Literature

"A complex storyline, vivid descriptions and prose that flows smoothly as the plot. Highly recommended."
-Canadian BookReview Annual

"Highly recommended for ages 9 to 16."
-Children's Bookwatch

"[A complex tapestry of magic and fantasy . . . a trilogy worthy of this genre. . . . An elegantly woven tale!"
-Children's Book News

"[Bates has the capacity to weave a spell over her readers. . . . A strongly written book, excellent for those who believe that any door may open onto another world."
-Grey-Bruce This Week and St. Catherine's Standard

"A fully formed alternate world, made real by telling detail and deep characterization. . . . Marwen's journey will absorb readers completely."
-Quill & Quire, Starred Review

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