The First Two Lives of Lukas-Kasha
Lukas is in the town square, watching a seedy-looking magician?and the next thing he knows, he?s drowning in a far-distant sea. When he comes ashore, the first people he meets hail him as king of Abadan. Being king is fine with Lukas; that is, it would be fine if everyone wasn?t trying to murder him!?A fantasy so original, told in such imaginative English, that it may be considered AAlexander?s? peak performance.? --Publishers WeeklyLloyd Alexander?s many honors include a Newbery Medal for The High King, a Newbery Honor Award for The Black Cauldron, and two American Book Awards. His most recent novel is The Iron Ring (Dutton). He and his wife live in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania.
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