The Rope Trick by Lloyd Alexander

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It's magic! The great American storyteller Lloyd Alexander conjures an engrossing tale of a bewitching magician. Lidi is not only beautiful-she has the talent to perform the greatest magic feat imaginable-the rope trick. But she must find the one master who can teach her how.

On her quest to find master magician Ferramondo, she meets some traveling companions who all help on the journey: a child with true supernatural powers, a handsome outlaw with a price on his head, a successful entrepreneur who wants her in his troupe. But when the child is kidnapped, Lidi must abandon the search and summon her own powers to save the girl. The thrilling conclusion is Alexander at the top of his form in a remarkable fantasy that is both light and dark, funny and serious, believable and mystical. As always with an Alexander novel, the real magician is the storyteller himself.

About Lloyd Alexander

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Lloyd Alexander is a master of high (and not-so-high) fantasy and has won nearly every major award for children's books.
Published October 14, 2002 by Dutton Juvenile. 192 pages
Genres: Travel, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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It’s wonderful to be in the thrall of a master storyteller once more, as Alexander (The Gawgon and the Boy, 2001, etc.) spins this full-hearted tale of magic, illusion, and love.

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The undercurrent of melancholy running beneath (and occasionally bursting to the surface of) this fanciful tale makes it as memorable as Alexander's previous Chronicles of Prydain and Westmark

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Magician Lidi recruits an orphan and an outcast as she seeks out the great Ferramondo to learn the one magic trick she is unable to do.

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