The Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio
By Lloyd Alexander
(Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), Hardcover, 9780805083330, 320pp.)
Publication Date: August 7, 2007
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A beautiful Kirkassi girl, cold-eyed villains and smiling killers, a bazaar merchant peddling slightly used dreams—could any young adventurer ask for more? Not Carlo Chuchio, who is seeking hidden treasure on the legendary Road of Golden Dreams.
With Baksheesh, the world’s worst camel-puller, Carlo leads a caravan through the realm of Keshavar. Robbed of all but his underdrawers, mistaken for a mighty warrior and then for a crown prince, Carlo risks his life for a prize that may not even exist.
Newbery medalist Lloyd Alexander weaves a glorious tale of adventure, love, and the treasures that matter most. The Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
Lloyd Alexander (1924-2007) was the author of more than forty books for children and adults, including the beloved children’s fantasy series, the Chronicles of Prydain, one of the most widely read series in the history of fantasy and the inspiration for the animated Disney film, The Black Cauldron. His books have won numerous awards, including the Newbery Medal, the Newbery Honor, and the National Book Award for Juvenile Literature.
“An exuberant and compassionate tale of adventure . . . will keep readers enthralled every step of Alexander's final literary journey.”
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“A consummate storyteller, Alexander takes readers on a memorable journey.”
—Booklist, starred review
“Masterful storytelling tinged with romance and humor makes this an engaging read.”