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Is part of The Rondo Trilogy Emily Rodda , 2007 series - author children's fiction (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2007... 2007 The Key to Rondo
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The old music box, with its strict rules, has been carefully handed down through Leo's family for hundreds of years. Painted scenes of villages, mysterious forests, a castle on a hill and a queen in a long blue gown decorate its sides. An astounding secret is hidden beneath its gleaming black lid. Now it is Leo's music box, and although he respects the rules, his least favourite cousin, Mimi Langlander, does not. When the rules are broken, Leo's ordered life is changed forever as he and Mimi plunge together into a thrilling quest in the fantastic world of Rondo.

Source: http://www.emilyrodda.com/rondo.html (Sighted: 23/11/2007)

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Notes

  • Dedication: For Kate, Hal, Alex, Clem and Bob, / who all have their own Keys to Rondo

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has a Japanese translation.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Rondo Trilogy Emily Rodda , Malvern : Omnibus Books , 2007-2010 Z1742330 2007 series - author children's fiction children's fantasy Malvern : Omnibus Books , 2007-2010
    • Malvern, Unley area, Adelaide - South / South East, Adelaide, South Australia,: Omnibus Books , 2007 .
      image of person or book cover 2523395519585089105.jpg
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      Extent: 370p.
      Note/s:
      • An Omnibus Book from Scholastic Australia.
      ISBN: 9781862917439 (hbk), 1862917434 (hbk)
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Scholastic Press ,
      2008 .
      image of person or book cover 4309912501309538918.jpg
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      Extent: 342p.
      Edition info: 1st [US] ed.
    • Malvern, Unley area, Adelaide - South / South East, Adelaide, South Australia,: Omnibus Books , 2008 .
      Extent: 370p.
      ISBN: 9781862917507 (pbk), 1862917507 (pbk)
Alternative title: Rondo no kagi
Alternative title: ロンドの鍵
Language: Japanese
    • Tokyo, Honshu,
      c
      Japan,
      c
      East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
      :
      Iwasaki Shoten ,
      2009 .
      Extent: 236p.
      ISBN: 9784265061839 (pbk.)

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Works about this Work

The Children's Book Council of Australia Judges' Report 2008 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 52 no. 3 2008; (p. 3 - 9)
The Key to Rondo Nicola Philp , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Autumn vol. 16 no. 1 2008; (p. 27)

— Review of The Key to Rondo Emily Rodda , 2007 single work children's fiction
Untitled Stella Lees , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 52 no. 1 2008; (p. 33)

— Review of The Key to Rondo Emily Rodda , 2007 single work children's fiction
Variety and Variance Pam Macintyre , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 299 2008; (p. 61-62)

— Review of A Mystery of Wolves : The Legend of Little Fur Isobelle Carmody , 2007 single work children's fiction ; Sam Silverthorne : Victory Gary Crew , 2008 single work children's fiction ; The Key to Rondo Emily Rodda , 2007 single work children's fiction ; Cybele's Secret Juliet Marillier , 2007 single work novel
Dream Creatures Stir to Sparkling Life Mark McCann , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29-30 December 2007; (p. 25)

— Review of The Key to Rondo Emily Rodda , 2007 single work children's fiction
[Review] The Key to Rondo Joy Lawn , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , August vol. 87 no. 2 2007; (p. 22)

— Review of The Key to Rondo Emily Rodda , 2007 single work children's fiction
Kids' Lit Rosemary Neill , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 27-28 October 2007; (p. 12)

— Review of The Key to Rondo Emily Rodda , 2007 single work children's fiction ; The Black Dog Gang Robert Newton , 2007 single work novel
Untitled Katharine England , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 17 November 2007; (p. 12)

— Review of The Key to Rondo Emily Rodda , 2007 single work children's fiction
[Untitled] Rayma Turton , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 22 no. 5 2007; (p. 34)

— Review of The Key to Rondo Emily Rodda , 2007 single work children's fiction
Take Three Ronni Phillips , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 9 December 2007; (p. 21)

— Review of A Mystery of Wolves : The Legend of Little Fur Isobelle Carmody , 2007 single work children's fiction ; The Key to Rondo Emily Rodda , 2007 single work children's fiction ; Town James Roy , 2007 selected work short story
The Children's Book Council of Australia Judges' Report 2008 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 52 no. 3 2008; (p. 3 - 9)
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