Alberic the Wise and Other Journeys by Norton Juster

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Three tales of wonder
Three quests for greatness
Three feats of imagination
Norton Juster, author of the beloved classic The Phantom Tollbooth, shares spellbinding stories that entertain and delight.  The first is of Alberic and his endless search for wisdom—will his journey satisfy him in the end? The second reveals a boy with no illusions and a princess with no kingdom. The third is the tale of the richest monarch in the world—and the poorest. What they discover is as amusing as it is unexpected.
With beautiful illustrations by Domenico Gnoli, Alberic the Wise and Other Journeys is a book as rich in meaning as it is fun to read.

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About Norton Juster

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NORTON JUSTER is an architect and the author of other highly acclaimed children's books, including The Dot and the Line, The Hello, Goodbye Window, illustrated by Chris Raschka, which received the Caldecott Medal, and The Odious Ogre, also illustrated by Jules Feiffer. JULES FEIFFER is the author and illustrator of two novels for young readers, as well as several acclaimed picture books including Bark, George, and Meanwhile.... He has won numerous prizes for his cartoons, plays, and screenplays.
Published November 9, 2010 by Yearling. 98 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Juster's elegant command of language is immediately evident--``More than many years ago when fewer things had happened in the world and there was less to know, there lived a young man named Alberic who knew nothing at all.'' Though the story is overlong for a picture book market, the author's com...

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Wilson Pulitzer Prize-Winning Biologist Author of On Human Nature Sat 11 Tix are available at Former architect Norman Juster is best-known in writing circles as the author of the strange and wonderful children’s classic The Phantom Tollbooth.

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Alberic the Wise and Other Journeys is a compilation of several intricate short stories by Norton Juster, author of The Phantom Tollbooth.

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