Alberic the Wise and Other Journeys by Norton Juster

By Norton Juster

3 stories of wonder
Three quests for greatness
Three feats of imagination
 
Norton Juster, writer of the liked vintage <i>The Phantom Tollbooth,</i> stocks spellbinding tales that entertain and delight.  the 1st is of Alberic and his unending look for wisdom—will his trip fulfill him in any case? the second one finds a boy without illusions and a princess with out nation. The 3rd is the story of the richest monarch within the world—and the poorest. What they become aware of is as fun because it is unexpected.

With appealing illustrations through Domenico Gnoli, <i>Alberic the clever and different Journeys</i> is a ebook as wealthy in that means because it is enjoyable to learn.

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94). Though he speaks like a realtor showing a fine property, Toad is as attached to his home as his friends are to theirs; we see this in his urgency to reclaim it from the stoats and weasels in the last chapter. Anyone who has been homesick will recognize and relish Mole舗s return home in 舠Dulce Domum,舡 especially after his anguish at missing it, expressed in such poignant terms: Now, with a rush of old memories, how clearly it stood up before him, in the darkness! Shabby indeed, and small and poorly furnished, and yet his, the home he had made for himself, the home he had been so happy to get back to after his day舗s work.

124, 126) amphibian, tossing him by a fore-leg and a hind-leg into the water. One of the most felicitous examples of Grahame舗s fusion of animal and human comes in the fanciful concept of animal etiquette he advances throughout the book. While borrowing the concept of etiquette from the human realm, he infuses it with the imagined concerns of animals: The Mole knew well that it is quite against animal-etiquette to dwell on possible trouble ahead, or even to allude to it (p. 12). Š Animal-etiquette forbade any sort of comment on the sudden disappearance of one舗s friends at any moment, for any reason or no reason whatever (p.

Introduction, Notes, and For Further Reading Copyright ũ 2005 by Gardner McFall. Š Note on Kenneth Grahame, The World of Kenneth Grahame and The Wind in the Willows, Inspired by The Wind in the Willows, and Comments & Questions Copyright ũ 2005 by Barnes & Noble, Inc. Š All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any information storage and retrieval system, without the prior written permission of the publisher.

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