The Arkadians by Lloyd AlexanderThe Arkadians by Lloyd Alexander

The Arkadians

byLloyd Alexander

Paperback | April 25, 1997

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Three unusual companions—one fantastic journey!

Lucian is on the run from a pair of murderous soothsayers. Joy-in-the-Dance knows magic and marvels, and is on a quest. Fronto is a poet-turned-donkey who wants to break the spell that turned him into an animal. The three of them join forces and set out through Arkadia—on an amazing trip that will change their lives.

“Master storyteller Alexander keeps the action brisk, packs the text with a riveting collection of weird characters, fantastic settings, plot twists, derring-do, heroes, villains, magic, prophecy, humor, shipwrecks, fires—what more could readers ask for?”—Kirkus Reviews
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,...
Title:The ArkadiansFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:288 pages, 7.71 × 5.08 × 0.75 inShipping dimensions:7.71 × 5.08 × 0.75 inPublished:April 25, 1997Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140380736

ISBN - 13:9780140380736


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fun for All A cute fantastical tale of an almost Greek or mythical adventure. A boy, a girl, and a donkey who just wants to be normal. Super easy read, highly recommend for younger audiences seeking a fun and simple magical story! #PlumReview
Date published: 2018-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Arkadia This is an excellent book. It is full of magic and stories. In fact, there are so many different stories that the book will definately catch your attention. I highly recommend it.
Date published: 2004-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW The book was awesome it was funny, Adventurous and cool. I liked it because it showed love and truth plus corage. In the book a boy named Lucian must run for his life and a donkey must turn back into a human. It is a great book with plot twists and its very complex but interesting.
Date published: 2000-12-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from a pound of gold for your lady of wild things!! Run!! at least thats what lusien, his talking donkey, and a mysterious girl are doing. take a front row seat in this action packed tale that never lets go! You find all you want in this book love, action, and truth. Buckle up!
Date published: 2000-08-17

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To escape the wrath of the king and his wicked soothsayers, an honest young man joins with a poet-turned-jackass and a young girl with mystical powers on a series of epic adventures.

Editorial Reviews

"A good, involving story. Readers already acquainted with Greek literature and legend will enjoy picking out familiar threads."--Publishers Weekly"An expertly developed cast of characters rounds out this witty epic that's filled with romance and adventure. . . . On one level, this is a rousing adventure complete with cliffhangers and do-or-die stituations. On another, readers familiar with Greek mythology will find clever hints at the myths' purpose and genesis. . . . The plot has many twists and turns, but is not hard to follow, and Alexander's style is eminently readable."--School Library Journal"Part Greek myth, part Canterbury Tales, part Wizard of Oz, Alexander's latest is also a story with a feminist sheen. Done in epic style, the book almost brims over with tales, twists, and trouble. . . . Alexander is as good as anyone when it comes to creating strong women characters, and one of the most interesting things about this book is his focus on the goddess culture and its role in both history and myth. A rousing tale ."--Kirkus Reviews Lucian is about to be put to death, but he escapes and meets a mysterious spirited girl and a poet who has been enchanted and turned into a donkey. His adventures with kings, commoners and wise women makes for an engrossing, changing story of magic and faraway lands. -- Midwest Book Review