The Forgotten Door
Alexander Key
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Jan 16, 2019 - 11:41 AM By Alexander Key

Who is the strange boy who can talk to animals and read people s minds Where does he come from The boy, Jon, has lost his memory and does not know He only knows that he has fallen through the forgotten door through the strange planet, Earth, and that he is in great danger.Soon the family who befriends him is in great danger, too There is very little time left Jon mustWho is the strange boy who can talk to animals and read people s minds Where does he come from The boy, Jon, has lost his memory and does not know He only knows that he has fallen through the forgotten door through the strange planet, Earth, and that he is in great danger.Soon the family who befriends him is in great danger, too There is very little time left Jon must find the secret way back to his planet before it s too late.The identifier for this edition was TX 791.
  • Title: The Forgotten Door
  • Author: Alexander Key
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 391
  • Format: Paperback

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Jeannie Jan 16, 2019 - 11:41 AM
This is absolutely my favorite book from childhood! I still have my copy from 4th grade. As my children grew, they read it and loved it, too. It is somewhat of a family treasure and must be returned to the shelf each time it is put down for a break. The Forgotten Door is Science Fiction for children as it should be written. Key doesn't dismiss the struggle between good and evil and he openly addresses the problems that attend forming opinions without knowledge and judging someone negatively beca [...]
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Jessica Jan 16, 2019 - 11:41 AM
I hated the cover of this book as a kid. I remember seeing it in the school library, and thinking that it was some Twilight Zone type story, and way too scary. But there was an excerpt from it in our reading textbook, and I was hooked. I think I read it twice in a row. Love this book. Such a fun and different story! I need to get this for my kids. It would actually make a very good episode of something like Twilight Zone or Amazing Stories, heck, it would still be a great movie!
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Pam Jan 16, 2019 - 11:41 AM
Year after year, my students and I would read this book aloud (5th, 6th, and 7th grade). At the end of each year they would vote on their favorite book of the year and The Forgotten Door won every time. We would read it at the beginning of the year as a springboard for looking at how society treats those who are different. I highly recommend this book to teachers and students. This is one book that never will be outdated!
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Shonda Jan 16, 2019 - 11:41 AM
Sometimes when I'm reading or watching a great movie, I get sucked into the story and when it's over and I come up for air, it's as if the world had stopped those hours spent enjoying myself. This is how I felt the first time I read the Forgotten Door. I was drawn into the story. It felt as if I had been surrounded by silk, as if in a web, but I was comfortable. It was quiet. The Forgotten Door had an impact on me as far as justice and family loyalty is concerned. It was almost surreal. I even l [...]
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Robert Beveridge Jan 16, 2019 - 11:41 AM
Alexander Key, The Forgotten Door (Apple, 1965)Somehow, I never got around to reading this when I was actually in elementary school, so I figured it was time to do so now. And now I know why I never got around to reading it in elementary school. Little Jon is an alien. Of what sort we're never exactly told. All we know is that one night, he falls through a door in his world and winds up in a cave in ours, giving him the perfect outsider perspective to be critical about all those horrible things [...]
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Valerie Jan 16, 2019 - 11:41 AM
If I recall correctly, I read this in a period in my early twenties when I realized that I'd missed a lot by not reading children's books as a child. At the time I didn't connect the author with Escape to Witch Mountain, which latter I connected, quite properly, with Zenna Henderson's People stories.I realize now that Key never really dealt with an issue which weighed heavily on Zenna Henderson's mind: what moral responsibility do those lucky enough to be born in privileged societies have? Hende [...]
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Rich Jan 16, 2019 - 11:41 AM
I remember buying this book from the ARROW Book Club flyer when I was in elementary school. I think it cost 35-cents for the paperback back then. When this became available for 99-cents for my Kindle, I could not resist. How fun to revisit this story so many years later. I remember all the feelings of intrigue and foreboding that this book evoked. It was a great feeling of nostalgia to read it again.
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Sheila Beaumont Jan 16, 2019 - 11:41 AM
This is a wonderful story about a boy from an Earth-like planet who has fallen through a door into our own world. Little Jon is able to communicate with animals and can read people's minds. He has no concept of money, war, theft, automobiles, and many other things we take for granted (but he is very familiar with books!).Jon is taken in by a good, sympathetic family who shelter and protect him and want to help him find his way home, while he is threatened by others who are afraid of him because [...]
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Tricia Jan 16, 2019 - 11:41 AM
It had been quite a while since I read this, and I pulled it out as something quick to read outloud. While it didn't hold up as well as I would have imagined it would, it was still enjoyable and suspenseful. Re-reading it again after all this time, I wanted to learn more about Little John's home world and get a sense of the characters of the family that took him in.
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Lisa Havens Jan 16, 2019 - 11:41 AM
Alexander Key is a fantastic author. I've never read a book of his that I haven't liked. His books are often out of print. I buy them on amazon used. Sometimes public libraries have them.
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Alexandra Jan 16, 2019 - 11:41 AM
2/18/15 Kindle Daily Deal $1.99.
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Jesse Whitehead Jan 16, 2019 - 11:41 AM
Does anybody remember the old reading books they used to pass out in elementary school? It was a big, fat, textbook sized chunk of awesomeness that the teachers handed out every year, along with math and language books. The reading books were stuffed full of poems — mostly boring — and stories and snippets of books that were intended to broaden our horizons.Mostly they probably did. I don’t remember much of them. I was that nerdy kid who took the book home and read it cover to cover in the [...]
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Dusk Peterson Jan 16, 2019 - 11:41 AM
I can better appreciate now than I did when I was young the subtext of a fearful pursuit of an "unnatural" boy in a 1965 novel. The references to Cherokees and Gypsies make clear what type of fear the author is talking about, but the prejudice can be applied more broadly. Also, kudos to Key for including a female judge in the story. I'm fascinated to learn that ITV turned the novel into a television series in 1966. The novel is certainly strong in suspense, and the final paragraphs are touching. [...]
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Thomas Jan 16, 2019 - 11:41 AM
I remembered reading this book as a kid and it really stuck with me for quite a while. So when I saw a copy in a thrift store, I picked it up and read it to my daughter, Hannah (age 7). Unlike many of the books I fondly remember, this one lived up to my memory of it and Hannah really enjoyed it too. It's short, engaging, and thought provoking - generally one of the best short young adult novels I've read.
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Bethany Jan 16, 2019 - 11:41 AM
Wonderful science fiction children's book. Moral message still holds true today. I read it again a couple of years ago ( after 25 years )was still good.
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Krista the Krazy Kataloguer Jan 16, 2019 - 11:41 AM
I read this when I was a kid and loved it. When I got older (in my 30s) I read the rest of his books, but never liked any of them as well as this one. I should dig it out and re-read it
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Anne Jan 16, 2019 - 11:41 AM
Strangers can be kind or cruel, being different can be dangerous, sometimes you don't have control of your fate, only how you react to it.
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Skylar Jan 16, 2019 - 11:41 AM
Interesting and quick readMy son had been given this book for a book report and i read along with him. It was a very interesting story. Makes you wonder about our world and others around it. Quick and easy read too. Simple to comprehend.
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Chanel Earl Jan 16, 2019 - 11:41 AM
I've been meaning to read this for decades. Now that I have, I wish I had read it sooner.
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Eden Jan 16, 2019 - 11:41 AM
Jon doesn't remember what happened, or who he is, or much of anything for that matter. But he knows he is somewhere strange. When Jon comes upon the Bean family who takes him in, he realize just how strange of a place this is, and that he is not from here. He's from another world, but has no idea how he got here or how to get back.Trouble starts when Mr. Pitts says he is the boy he caught one night and soon the whole town is full of stories of the 'wild boy'. Things become worse when people star [...]
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C. Jan 16, 2019 - 11:41 AM
Wow!!!! This is an extraordinarily valuable tableau of what is wrong with human mentality, exemplifying a much better way we should and can live. Alexander Key starts with valuing all life equally, as my heart has taught me to do. This book is far more profound than the science fiction cover indicates. Enriching lessons are complemented by a fun, original, adventure that is forever memorable. I did not know he wrote “Escape To Witch Mountain”! I felt exultant after watching it as a child and [...]
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Luke Higginson Jan 16, 2019 - 11:41 AM
The Forgotten Door is a good book that is about a boy who falls through a door that teleport's him to another planet. The boys name is Jon and that's about all he can remember. He can telepathically talk to animals and read human thoughts. He meets a family that is super nice and helps Jon find his way around. He learned English in about two days and the family is super suprised. So now lets talk about Jon. Jon is a boy about twelve years old and can read minds. He is from another planet and is [...]
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Mary Overton Jan 16, 2019 - 11:41 AM
"[Thomas Bean] drew forth the knife and clip [belonging to Jon, the strange boy] As he studied them again, he began to whistle softly through his teeth."'Out with it,' said Mary [his wife]. 'Are the gems [set in the handle and clip] real?'"'They're real. I can't quite believe it. Jon, have you any idea what these things are worth?'"Little Jon looked at him intently. 'They are not worth what you think they are, Mr. Bean. You're thinking they're worth more than your house, and everything in the sh [...]
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Donald Franck Jan 16, 2019 - 11:41 AM
I have searched for this book for many years and found it!A story I read in my youth almost fifty years ago. I loved it then and I love it now. A boy, a door, and the kindness of strangers.
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Pl Parmer Jan 16, 2019 - 11:41 AM
Wonderfully written children's book. The book tackles some deep issues without talking down to kids.
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Nic Neves Jan 16, 2019 - 11:41 AM
In the Forgotten Door, Jon, the boy, goes off walking with his friends and they decide to go up on this little hill where they can look at the sky. Jon suddenly falls through this mysterious door thing and no one knows what happened. Jon wakes up in this strange place and he hit his head so he can’t remember anything. The strange place he’s in is just like earth, but it has something to it that is different. Jon tries to figure things out and find his way back home and find his memory. In th [...]
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Rett Jan 16, 2019 - 11:41 AM
Book 8 In the Forgotten Door a boy named little Jon goes off walking with his friends during a celebration, and they decide to go up on this little hill where they can look at the sky. Jon suddenly falls through this mysterious door thing and no one knows what happened. Jon wakes up in this strange place and he hit his head so he can’t remember anything. The strange place he’s in is Earth, he’s from another planet. Jon tries to figure things out and find his way back home and find his memo [...]
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Amanda Jan 16, 2019 - 11:41 AM
Published in 1965, space - and war - were on everyone's mind. And this book is a product of that era. When a *human* alien accidentally ends up on Earth, in a hostile place, what happens? The story is interesting enough, but off putting at the same time. Usually with small town, rural stories everyone knows everyone & it's charming. Here everyone EVERYONE but one family is mean & hateful. And the alien is so peace loving & green (environmentally), and comes from Utopia. It's a pipe d [...]
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Arwen Jan 16, 2019 - 11:41 AM
A book I remember reading and being fascinated by in the 5th grade. I remember it being kinda spooky and suspenseful, and have been keeping my eyes open for it for a long time. Of course it wasn't as spooky and suspenseful when I read it now as an adult. Over time I had forgotten pretty much all of the story-line, so it was a joy to rediscover this book.
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The Forgotten Door By Alexander Key Who is the strange boy who can talk to animals and read people s minds Where does he come from The boy, Jon, has lost his memory and does not know He only knows that he has fallen through the forgotten door through the strange planet, Earth, and that he is in great danger.Soon the family who befriends him is in great danger, too There is very little time left Jon mustWho is the strange boy who can talk to animals and read people s minds Where does he come from The boy, Jon, has lost his memory and does not know He only knows that he has fallen through the forgotten door through the strange planet, Earth, and that he is in great danger.Soon the family who befriends him is in great danger, too There is very little time left Jon must find the secret way back to his planet before it s too late.The identifier for this edition was TX 791.

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