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The Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio

by Lloyd Alexander

The Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio by Lloyd Alexander

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A beautiful Kirkassi girl, cold-eyed villains and smiling killers, a bazaar merchant peddling slightly used dreams—could any young adventurer ask for more? Not Carlo Chuchio, who is seeking hidden treasure on the legendary Road of Golden Dreams.

With Baksheesh, the world's worst camel-puller, Carlo leads a caravan through the realm of Keshavar. Robbed of all but his underdrawers, mistaken for a mighty warrior and then for a crown prince, Carlo risks his life for a prize that may not even exist.

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"Starred Review. The buoyant fantasy is counterpointed by the war and destruction that lurk beyond nearly every bend in the road; the interplay between these elements will keep readers enthralled every step of Alexander's final literary journey. Ages 10-up." - Publishers Weekly.

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The author of over forty books, Lloyd Alexander is best known for his Chronicles of Prydain novels. He is the winner of the Newbery Medal, the Newbery Honor Award, The Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, and the National Book Award.

Born in 1924, he died in May 2007.

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