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Alberic the Wise and Other Journeys

Alberic the Wise and Other Journeys

Three tales of wit and wonder from the children's classic author of 'The Phantom Tollbooth'.

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ISBN 9780007455683
Barcode 9780007455683
Published 17 August 2012 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Juster, Norton
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ISBN-13 9780007455683
ISBN-10 0007455682
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins
Publication Date 17 August 2012
International Publication Date 29 March 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Juster, Norton
Category Fairy Tales, Fables & Traditional Stories
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 12mm
Weight 140g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
Library of Congress Children's stories, American, Children's stories, American
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 813.54
Catalogue Code 283423

Description of this Book

Three tales of wit and wonder from the children's classic author of 'The Phantom Tollbooth'. Unlikely hero Alberic is on a seemingly endless search for wisdom. He learns much along the way but will his journey ever satisfy him? In the second tale, a boy is drawn to a mysterious painting of a princess far away who's left bereft of her kingdom. Can he be the knight in shining armour and win back her lands? And then meet the richest monarch in the world! and the poorest, as they discover the true worth of wealth. Fascinating fables from a classic storyteller overflowing with humour and wit.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Praise for 'The Phantom Tollbooth': Think Alice in Wonderland for the modern age. Brilliant. Guardian The most unpredictable, the most stimulating children's book I have read for a very long time. Words, numbers, cliches, proverbs are taken literally, imaginatively or punningly in an enthralling and very funny dazzle of mental fireworks. The Sunday Times An altogether remarkable book, one that should delight any bright child, and that will be no burden for a parent to read aloud. Related with unflagging wit and a marvellous sense of the fun to be had with words, this book will be enjoyed by children for years to come. Spectator

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Author's Bio

Norton Juster was born in New York State in 1929. He studied architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, and spent a year in Liverpool on a Fulbright Scholarship. After spending three years in the US Navy, he practised architecture in New York and Massachusetts. His work includes The Dot and the Line, which was made into an animated film, and a musical adaptation of The Phantom Tollbooth. He is married and lives in Massachusetts. He has one daughter and one granddaughter. The Phantom Tollbooth, his most famous book, won the George C. Stone Center for Children's Books Award.

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