Wednesday, April 27, 2016

A good read: The Chestertons and the Golden Key

Have you ever been asked if you could pick three people, past or present, with whom to have dinner, who would they be?  The first for me is always easy, it would be GK Chesterton.  So, when I started reading The Chestertons and the Golden Key, I found myself getting a little jealous of sisters Clare, Joan and Cece.  After all, what GKC fans wouldn't want to spend time with such a brilliant and genlte man?  Although this story is a work of fiction, it is, in fact, based on the real life friendship formed between the Chestertons and the young girls. 
While in town, Cece and Joan spy visiting author GK Chesterton and his wife, Frances.  Knowing that this is the favorite author of their older sister, Clare, they run home to fetch her.  Thus begins a wonderful adventure full of hijinks, hope and love.   

Nancy Carpentier Brown weaves a delightful tale, that, although geared for young readers, adults will thoroughly enjoy as well.  The book is illustrated with lovely drawings by Anna Engelhart.


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