The Search for Delicious by Natalie Babbitt

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Gaylen, the King’s messenger, a skinny boy of twelve, is off to poll the kingdom, traveling from town to farmstead to town on his horse, Marrow. At first it is merely a question of disagreement at the royal castle over which food should stand for Delicious in the new dictionary. But soon it seems that the search for Delicious had better succeed if civil war is to be avoided.
Gaylen’s quest leads him to the woldweller, a wise, 900-year-old creature who lives alone at the precise center of the forest; to Canto, the minstrel who sings him an old song about a mermaid child and who gives him a peculiar good-luck charm; to the underground domain of the dwarfs; and finally to Ardis who might save the kingdom from havoc. The Search for Delicious is a 1969 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year.

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NATALIE BABBITT is a gifted artist and writer whose novels are inspired by a brilliance and imagination that is completely original. Her books include The Search for Delicious; Kneeknock Rise, a Newbery Honor Medal winner; and Tuck Everlasting, the enduring classic novel which has insured her place in the history of children’s literature. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.
Published April 15, 2010 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 86 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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