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The Three Golden Keys

by Peter Sis

Published by Doubleday, 1994
56 pages
ISBN: 0-385-47292-7

Ages 5 and older

Peter Sis grew up in Prague, and this book represents his homage to the city of his childhood. His tribute involves three keys, three stories and three aspects of the famous Czech city. Memories entwine with history, legends, specific houses and streets, the ancient stone bridge and the famous astronomical clock, images of cats and the lure of three padlocks. With its subtle colors and complex images, The Three Golden Keys is one of the most elegant, intriguing books published during this decade. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis participated in the editing of the elaborately produced 12 x 10 1/2" volume. The Three Golden Keys succeeds on multiple levels and surely invites repeated "readings" of several kinds. CCBC categories: Picture Books; Folklore, Mythology And Traditional Literature.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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