The First Two Lives of Lukas-Kasha

The First Two Lives of Lukas-Kasha

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by Lloyd Alexander
     
 

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Lukas is in the town square, watching a seedy-looking magician-and the next thing he knows, he's drowning in a far-distant sea. When he comes ashore, the first people he meets hail him as king of Abadan. Being king is fine with Lukas; that is, it would be fine if everyone wasn't trying to murder him! A fantasy so original, told in such imaginative English, that it…  See more details below

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Lukas is in the town square, watching a seedy-looking magician-and the next thing he knows, he's drowning in a far-distant sea. When he comes ashore, the first people he meets hail him as king of Abadan. Being king is fine with Lukas; that is, it would be fine if everyone wasn't trying to murder him! A fantasy so original, told in such imaginative English, that it may be considered [Alexander's] peak performance. --Publishers Weekly Lloyd Alexander's many honors include a Newbery Medal for The High King, a Newbery Honor Award for The Black Cauldron, and two American Book Awards. His most recent novel is The Iron Ring (Dutton). He and his wife live in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania.

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Children's Literature - Mary Sue Preissner
Lukas was whiling away the afternoon by watching a rather seedy-looking magician perform in the town square, only to find himself suddenly drowning. Emerging from the sea, he finds himself in a far distant land in a distant time, as the King of Abadan, caught between factions intent on his murder. Readers will enjoy the strong characters in this twisting and turning adventure tale from one of fantasy's most celebrated writers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780141300573
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
05/28/1998
Series:
Puffin Novel Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 7.72(h) x 0.63(d)
Lexile:
680L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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First Two Lives of Lukas-Kasha 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book! I have read and reread it many times. It is a fasinating story and it is a must read for anyone who likes fantasy. One of the great works of a great author!