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The Arkadians
The Arkadians
Author: Lloyd Alexander
Lucian flees corrupt palace officials in pre-classical Greece, his flight becoming a quest to discover his role in life. Soon, he's trying to help a second-rate poet turned donkey regain human form. Roaming the land, he also gets caught up in the great conflict between followers of the mother goddess and believers in the Olympian pantheon. — Fort...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780140380736
ISBN-10: 0140380736
Publication Date: 5/1/1997
Pages: 272
Reading Level: Young Adult
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: Puffin Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 2
Lloyd Alexander is one of my favorite authors - read this one and you'll see why. First: the story carries you along with it. Second: It provides a wonderful explanation of the craft of story making and telling. Third: It's based on those myths which are universal throughout our world - from Greece, Rome, and Crete but also from American Indians and Europe and probably a lot more I couldn't identify. Through in a dash of the more modern ones like Wizard of Oz and The Lord of the Rings and this story is a truly interesting, magnificently well done narrative.
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Helpful Score: 1
Lucian is on the run from a pair of murderous soothsayes. Joy-in-the-Dance knows magic and marvels, and is on a quest. Fronto is a poet-turned-donkey who wants to break the spell that turned him into an animal. The three of them join forces and set out through Arkadia-- on an amazing trip that will change their lives.
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