The Xanadu Adventure by Lloyd Alexander

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Lloyd Alexander's beloved Indiana Jones-style heroine, Vesper Holly, is back for one last adventure. Delving into the mystery of the origins of Western civilization, Vesper and her friends set out for the site of the legendary Troy, only to fall into a trap laid by the despicable Dr. Helvitius. Helvitius imprisons the companions in the palace he calls Xanadu, and Vesper will need all her intellectual cunning to engineer an escape. Lloyd Alexander's clever storytelling is as polished and delightful as ever, and his many fans will thrill to the return of his most brilliant leading lady.

About Lloyd Alexander

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Lloyd Alexander has been writing professionally for ten years and his books have garnered numerous awards, including a Newbery Honor for "The Black Cauldron" and the Newbery Medal for "The High King," Lloyd Alexander lives with his wife in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania.
Published February 3, 2005 by Dutton Juvenile. 160 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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It’s 1876, but unlike most girls her age of that era, Vespar is a classical scholar with a strong sense of adventure.

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Vesper Holly returns in The Xanadu Adventure by Lloyd Alexander, and sets out with her pals for the Troy of Homer's Iliad-only to discover they've been led into a trap set by Dr. Helvitius, who imprisons the group in a palace called Xanadu.

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