The Key To Rondo by Emily Rodda

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A new realm of magic from Emily Rodda, the New York Times bestselling author of the Deltora books.

There are three rules to the old painted, music box: Wind the box three times only. Never shut the box when the music is playing. Never move the box before the music stops.

Leo wouldn't dream of breaking these rules, but does his stubborn cousin Mimi listen? She winds the box four times -- and suddenly the paintings on its side come to life and a powerful witch is released. Now its up to Leo and Mimi to stop the witch, if only they can find the key to the music box -- and the magical world it controls.

About Emily Rodda

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Emily Rodda is the author of the hugely successful Deltora Quest series, with over two million copies in print. Winner of the Children's Book Council of Australia's Book of the Year (Younger Readers) Award a record five times, she seems to know instinctively what children want to read. She currently lives in Sydney, Australia.
Published January 1, 2009 by Scholastic. 352 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Rodda liberally sprinkles nursery-rhyme references and fairy-tale motifs among her own fresh details to create a splendidly vivid world.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of The Key To Rondo

Kidz World

Leo Langlander has inherited his late Aunt Bethany’s music box.

Nov 08 2009 | Read Full Review of The Key To Rondo


But when his annoying and defiant cousin Mimi comes to stay with him and his parents, she breaks the rules right away, thus setting in motion a perilous and exciting adventure that tests their loyalty, reveals much about the Langlander clan, and challenges Leo and Mimi to find strength and confid...

Feb 01 2008 | Read Full Review of The Key To Rondo

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