The Rope Trickby Lloyd Alexander
On her quest to find master magician Ferramondo, she meets some traveling companions who
It's magic! The great American storyteller Lloyd Alexander conjures an engrossing tale of a bewitching magician. Lidi is not only beautiful-she has the talent to perform the greatest magic feat imaginable-the rope trick. But she must find the one master who can teach her how.
On her quest to find master magician Ferramondo, she meets some traveling companions who all help on the journey: a child with true supernatural powers, a handsome outlaw with a price on his head, a successful entrepreneur who wants her in his troupe. But when the child is kidnapped, Lidi must abandon the search and summon her own powers to save the girl. The thrilling conclusion is Alexander at the top of his form in a remarkable fantasy that is both light and dark, funny and serious, believable and mystical. As always with an Alexander novel, the real magician is the storyteller himself.
- Penguin Young Readers Group
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- 5.00(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.60(d)
- Age Range:
- 8 - 12 Years
Meet the Author
Lloyd Alexander is a master of high (and not-so-high) fantasy and has won nearly every major award for children's books.
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I learned a lot from this book! It taught me I can do anything I want, only if I believe in myself. I even did a book report on it, and got an A+! Great for kids who have self doubt and need something to help them get through!
I enjoyed this book alot. I thought it was gonna be alot better though. It took a while to get right to the point described on the back of the book. But, still i liked this book alot.
Lloyd Alexander is my favorite author of all time and is an extremely talented writer. His writing style is so easily likeable. Unfortunately, this book was highly disappointing. Yes, it was well-written as are most of Mr. Alexander's books, but it lacked a strong plot and was almost meaningless. It was terribly short (no i wasn't expecting a 700 page novel, but only 195 pages!? For cryin' out loud!) The characters were pretty original, but not very captivating. The story sort of drags on groundlessly and then finally ends when it reaches 195. Mr. Alexander, if you are reading this, with all due respect, you really are my favorite author. This is my least favorite of your works, but if you really want to capture readers' attention, write a follow up series to the Prydain Chronicals!!!!
I enjoyed this book so much. I have read some of his other works and I must say that this is one of the best book Alexander has written. Rich with detail, this book left me wanting more.
I have been a fan of Lloyd Alexander since I happened upon his Prydian Chronicles as a grade schooler. I have read everything he has written, and this has to be one of his best. I don't understand why it hasn't sold better. Lidi is a wonderful heroine, his best, I think. She is drawn with reality and tenderness, and an empathy that Alexander is occasionally lacking for his female characters. Beautiful narration and description. Highly recommended.