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The Search for Delicious [Paperback]

Item : The Search for Delicious [Paperback]
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Author Author : Babbitt, Natalie
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 0312369824
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9780312369828
Publisher Publisher : Square Fish
Pages Pages : 176
Binding Binding : Paperback
Item ID : 100017398

Gaylen, the King's messenger, a skinny boy of twelve, is off to poll the kingdom, traveling from town to farmstead to town on his horse, Marrow. At first it is merely a question of disagreement at the royal castle over which food should stand for Delicious in the new dictionary. But soon it seems that the search for Delicious had better succeed if civil war is to be avoided.

Gaylen's quest leads him to the woldweller, a wise, 900-year-old creature who lives alone at the precise center of the forest; to Canto, the minstrel who sings him an old song about a mermaid child and who gives him a peculiar good-luck charm; to the underground domain of the dwarfs; and finally to Ardis who might save the kingdom from havoc.

The Search for Deliciousis a 1969 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year.

Spirited and humorous, sensitive without ever being sad. The New York Times Book Review

Fantasy-adventure that's as fresh and sparkling as spring water. It's truly delicious. The New York Times

The writing is distinguished by an immediate clarity and true poetry. . . . A wholly delightful story. The Horn Book Magazine

The definition of this well-constructed story, combining fine imagery, humor, strong characterizations, legend, and an unobtrusive theme of good versus evil is: a good book for children hungry for light entertainment. School Library Journal, Starred Review

Here is a beguiling tale, here is a story perfectly suited for reading in the still of an endless summer twilight. Publishers Weekly

Fresh and imaginative, this play on words and on human foibles is a welcome and happy book. Cleveland Plain Dealer

A made-up fairy tale that works. . . . This one is for kids who thrive on the discovery of new words. McCall's

In this kingdom, one word can start a war.

Artist and writerNatalie Babbitt (19322016)is thelÓI

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