The Jedera Adventure (Vesper Holly Series)

The Jedera Adventure (Vesper Holly Series)

by Lloyd Alexander, E P Dutton (Other)


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Returning a library book is easy. Unless the book in question is a rare, valuable, very overdue library book. And it must be retumed to the famed library at Bel-Saaba in the North African country' of Jedera. And it's in the hands of Vesper Holly. Who's guaranteed to turn any seemingly simple errand into an exciting adventure.

Adventure it is! Feuding desert tribes, rough terrain, slave traders, and a biting camel all threaten Vesper as she leads a caravan toward the library. But the biggest threat of all is the evil Dr. Helvitius, who awaits Vesper in Bel-Saaba. Can Vesper stop the fiendish plot he's hatching and triumph over her archrival?

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ISBN-13: 9780440402954
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 04/09/1990
Series: Vesper Holly Series
Edition description: REISSUE
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.64(h) x 0.49(d)
Lexile: 800L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

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The Jedera Adventure (Vesper Holly Series) 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
navelos on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This series is probably more fun when read in order and when you're about 11. Although the adventure is enjoyable I found the heroine a little too confident and the villain too random.
heidialice on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Vesper Holly drags Brinnie, her guardian, through a series of dangerous Northern African cities, trying to return a long-overdue library book. They escape kidnap, being sold as slaves and liberate a city.I remember Vesper as a supremely feisty red-head from my childhood, but it turns out she is an intelligent and daring brunette. Ah, well. The adventures are set in the late 1800s and play off historical events but happen in fictional places. I¿m not sure I care for having the tales narrated through stodgy Brinnie¿s eyes, he reminds me of a not-trying-to-be-so-funny (thankfully) C-3PO. I¿ve adored Lloyd Alexander and will devour the rest of these I¿m sure. Saving the Taran books for when I can really enjoy them!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think that Lloyd Alexander created a really wonderful heroine for his books. Vesper is witty, exciting and very clever. I would advise anyone who loves really good books to read this. The book ROCKED!!!!