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  • Published: New York : Dutton, c1981.
  • Year Published: 1981
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 184 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 690

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 9780141310688 (pbk.)
  • 0141310685 (pbk.) :
  • 0881030562 :
  • 0440997313 (pbk.) :
  • 0525423354


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by Alexander, Lloyd.

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Call number: Y Fiction / Alexander, Lloyd

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A boy fleeing from criminal charges falls in with a charlatan, his dwarf attendant, and an urchin girl, travels with them about the kingdom of Westmark, and utimately arrives at the palace where the king is grieving over the loss of his daughter.

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Technically classified as a fantasy this series of books really takes place in an alternate world but set around the same time as the revolutionary war. Muskets and printing presses and beheaded nobility. No magic. It’s very unique. Lloyd Alexander takes a lot of the questions surrounding both the U.S. and French Revolution, questions of when is war alright…is it ever alright…and spins them into this alternate world story. Of course, as always, he does it with a cast of complex, identifiable characters (on all sides o the 'revolution' issue) you care deeply for as only Lloyd Alexander can do.

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