By Norton Juster
3 stories of wonder
Three quests for greatness
Three feats of imagination
Norton Juster, writer of the cherished 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 finally? the second one finds a boy with out illusions and a princess without country. The 3rd is the story of the richest monarch within the world—and the poorest. What they realize is as fun because it is unexpected.
With attractive illustrations by way of Domenico Gnoli, <i>Alberic the clever and different Journeys</i> is a booklet as wealthy in which means because it is enjoyable to learn.
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Alberic the Wise and Other Journeys by Norton Juster