Good. 1965 Hardcover 1st illus. 67 p. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
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Fair. Hardcover book with dust jacket former library book with stamps and mark, back page has cut out, acceptable condition, edge and shelfware, pages are clean and binding is tight, Prompt Shipping with delivery conf# and Satisfaction Guaranteed. 4-28-3.
Very Good in Very Good-dust jacket. 0887082432. THIS ITEM IS RATHER LARGE AND/OR HEAVY AND MAY REQUIRE EXTRA FUNDS FOR INTERNATIONAL OR EXPEDITED SHIPPING.; lightly used, binding is straight and tight, corners/edges are mildly bumped, pages are clean and free of marks, dj has shelfwear and mild smudging around the edges, dj is mildly creased on top edge and at corners, upc sticker on bottom of back cover, boards have very mild smudges on top and bottom edge; 8.75" x.25" x 13.5"
Publishers Weekly, 1992-11-30 The author of The Phantom Tollbooth spins a classically structured yarn about a simple, wisdom-seeking country youth of no particular talents. The boy is so taken by a stranger's exotic descriptions of the great world beyond that he embarks on a journey of his own. He apprentices first with one tradesman, then another, excelling at nothing. Yet his search for knowledge continues. After many years, when he enraptures others with stories of his own experiences, he is given the name Alberic the Wise. 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 compelling prose, elevated without being lofty, will draw in advanced readers. Rendered in rich, earthy tones, Baskin's bold, expressionist watercolors function primarily as vigorous character studies, though they do little to advance the story. Ultimately, this multi-faceted and sophisticated tale about art, wisdom and life itself may find its most appreciative audience with adults. Ages 6-up. (Nov.)
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