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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 has written ten novels for young-adult readers, including the following: Calvin, winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award, longlisted for the Printz Award and selected for the YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults list; My Book of Life by Angel, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and winner of the Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book of the Year Award; Keturah and Lord Death, finalist for the National Book Award; Tom Finder, winner of the Mr. Christie's Book Award; and Heck Superhero, finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award. Her novels have been published in Japan, Korea, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, the Netherlands and China. She teaches graduate students in a low-residency program at the Vermont College of Fine Arts and lives in High River, Alberta.

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Ron Lightburn's Waiting for the Whales won the Governor Generals Award. Since then he has illustrated numerous other bestselling picture books and has become internationally renowned. He lives in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia.
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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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