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Alexander Hill Key (September 21, 1904 – July 25, 1979) was 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, 1995, and again in 2009. The sequel was made into another popular film in 1978. His novel The Incredible Tide became a popular anime series called Future Boy Conan in 1978.

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 ways of communicating, perhaps via telepathy. The protagonists of Key's books are often ostracized, feared, or persecuted because of their abilities or alien origin, and Key uses this as a clear metaphor for racism and other prejudice. In several of his novels (most notably The Case of the Vanishing Boy) Key portrays some sort of communal withdrawing from society with a group of like-minded individuals.

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Total Books: 39
Island Light
2011 - Island Light (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780967591759
ISBN-10: 0967591759
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Escape to Witch Mountain
2010 - Escape to Witch Mountain (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781441858757
ISBN-10: 144185875X
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The Wrath and The Wind
2007 - The Wrath and the Wind (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780548072325
ISBN-10: 0548072329
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Forgotten Door
2006 - Forgotten Door (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780606010818
ISBN-10: 0606010815
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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The Forgotten Door
1999 - The Forgotten Door (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780808591184
ISBN-10: 0808591185
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Return from Witch Mountain
1984 - Return From Witch Mountain (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780671541316
ISBN-10: 0671541315
Genre: Children's Books
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The Case of the Vanishing Boy
1979 - The Case of the Vanishing Boy (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780671560065
ISBN-10: 0671560069
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 1.5/5 Stars.
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Return to Witch Mountain
1978 - Return to Witch Mountain (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780664326302
ISBN-10: 0664326307
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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The sword of Aradel
1977 - The Sword of Aradel (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780664326098
ISBN-10: 0664326099
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The Magic Meadow
1975 - The Magic Meadow (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780664325619
ISBN-10: 0664325610
Genres: Children's Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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The strange white doves True mysteries of nature
1972 - The Strange White Doves True Mysteries of Nature (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780664325084
ISBN-10: 0664325084
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Science & Math
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The Golden Enemy
The Golden Enemy (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780664324414
ISBN-10: 066432441X
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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The Preposterous Adventures of Swimmer
The Preposterous Adventures of Swimmer (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780664325374
ISBN-10: 0664325378
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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