BookBrowse Reviews The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp by Richard (Rick) Yancey

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The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp

by Richard (Rick) Yancey

The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp
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    Oct 2005, 375 pages
    Jan 2007, 352 pages

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Yancey's first novel for YAs is a white-knuckle, page-turning read. Teens

From the book jacket: Alfred Kropp was just trying to survive high school when his guardian uncle gets him roped into a suspicious get-rich-quick scheme that changes his life forever: stealing Excalibur—the legendary sword of King Arthur. After Alfred unwittingly delivers the sword into the hands of a man with enormously evil intentions, he sets off on an unlikely quest to try to right his wrong and save the world from imminent destruction. This gripping, fast-paced, hilarious novel is both a thrilling adventure story and an engaging account of one boy's coming of age.

Comments: Unusually tall 15-year-old Alfred is going through life somewhat apathetically but nonetheless safely, until his dodgy uncle embroils him in  a scheme to steal an ancient sword from ...

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