The latest book written by Nancy Brown, The Chestertons and the Golden Key is not only a charming story with delightful illustrations by Anna Engelhart, it’s also a reminder to dream big and to love lavishly. Through the prism of a child’s viewpoint, we discover the wonderful world of G.K. Chesterton and consider the “keys” to unlocking our own imaginations. Described by Dale Ahlquist as “A book that bubbles with excitement, perfectly capturing the infections of joy coming face-to-face with the larger-than-life G.K. Chesterton”, this illustrated chapter book is perfect for ages 8-10 and highly recommended for both young readers and grown ups alike.
Summer holiday turns into an adventure for the three Nicholl sisters when Mr. Gilbert Chesterton and his wife come to town. Eleven-year-old Clare hopes to write a detective story. Eight-year old Cece wants to be a champion roller-skater. And ten-year-old Joan just wants to learn how to play the locked piano in the family living room. As they befriend the Chestertons, skating accidents, surprising friendships, puppet shows, and mystery solving ensue! This book is based on the real-life friendship of the great British writer and a trio of sisters. It opens up the wonder of G.K. Chesterton to a young audience.