The Marvelous Misadventures Of Sebastian

The Marvelous Misadventures Of Sebastian

by Lloyd Alexander

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Overview

The Marvelous Misadventures Of Sebastian by Lloyd Alexander

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780141308166
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 07/28/2000
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile: 880L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

How Sebastian Lost His Place
1(9)
How Sebastian Stopped at the Merry Host
10(7)
How Sebastian Lost His Living
17(6)
How Sebastian Found a Friend
23(8)
How a Friend Found Sebastian
31(5)
How Sebastian Heard of the Captain
36(8)
How Sebastian Had a Bucket on His Head
44(7)
How Sebastian Misjudged His Opponent
51(4)
How the Travelers Began a Hasty Departure
55(5)
How Nicholas Became a Royal Tailor
60(8)
How Princess Isabel Scrubbed a Pot
68(7)
How Sebastian Tried to Make the Princess Laugh
75(6)
How Sebastian Danced with a Bear
81(6)
How Presto Found a Prize
87(5)
How Sebastian Heard a Strange Tale
92(6)
How Isabel Was Offered a Strange Role
98(7)
How Quicksilver Set the Stage
105(5)
How Sebastian Played a Tune
110(6)
How Sebastian Played Too Well
116(7)
How Sebastian Reached for the Moon
123(6)
How the Travelers Came to Earth
129(7)
How the Princess Met a Washerwoman
136(6)
How the Princess Mended Her Speech
142(5)
How Sebastian Escaped from a Beggar
147(7)
How Sebastian Rode in a Coach
154(7)
How Sebastian and Isabel Awaited the Captain
161(5)
How Nicholas Told His Trade
166(5)
How Sebastian Was Betrayed
171(5)
How Sebastian Ran a Race
176(4)
How Sebastian Was Forgotten
180(6)
How Sebastian Was Remembered
186(6)
How Sebastian Found a Place
192(6)
How One Song Ended and Others Began
198

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The Marvelous Misadventures of Sebastian 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is totally amazing. Lloyd Alexander makes you feel all the emotions Sebastian feels. The storyline is very interesting and keeps you hooked. Possibly my favorite book of all time.