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From the Newbery Medal-winning author of The High King , comes the story of Sebastian, a boy never far from adventure or trouble! When fourth fiddler Sebastian loses his place in the Baron s orchestra, he takes to the highway and soon finds himself dealing with disaster after disaster. In trying to rescue a stray cat, he loses his violin; in trying to help a skinny boy who turns out to be a princess, he falls into the clutches of a bear; and when he tries to join a theater troupe as an actor, he finds himself cast as a clown. But Sebastian s a fleet-footed optimist, and he ll always find a way to outrace trouble, outwit it, or enchant it and he ll keep everyone around him laughing. Winner of the 1971 National Book Award* Infused with humor, high spirits, and compassion. School Library Journal, starred review "

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780141308166
ISBN-10: 0141308168
Format: Paperback / softback
(197mm x 129mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Puffin
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Publish Date: 30-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Lloyd Alexander

Born on January 30, 1924, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, storyteller Lloyd Alexander spent his childhood filling his imagination with fantasies about other lands and eras. For ten years of his writing career, Alexander wrote for adults, then changed gears and wrote fiction for young people. Lloyd Alexander has received a Newbery Medal, a Newbery Honor Award, a National Book Award, and several IRA-CBC Children s Choice Awards. He is also the author of many ALA Notable Children s Books and School Library Journal Best Books of the Year."

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