Between Two Ends

Between Two Ends Cover

Between Two Ends

By David Ward

ABRAMS, Hardcover, 9780810997141, 288pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2011

When Yeats and his parents visit his grandmother's creepy old house, Yeats reunites a pair of pirate bookends and uncovers the amazing truth: Years ago, Yeats's father traveled into "The Arabian Nights" with a friend, and the friend, Shari, is still stuck in the tales. Assisted by the not-always-trustworthy pirates, Yeats must navigate the unfamiliar world of the story of Shaharazad--dodging guards and tigers and the dangerous things that lurk in the margins of the stories--in order to save Shari and bring peace to his family.
David Ward has created a fantasy rich with atmosphere and full of heart-stopping drama.
Praise for "Between Two Ends
" A book about a book within a book. Ward presents just enough of an outline of the traditional Arabian Nights frame story to set the stage for modern readers, while creating his own fantasy within the fantasy to grab their attention. "Kirkus Reviews
A satisfying chapterbook fantasy. "Booklist
Both the fantastical and the real settings are well developed. The gruff and amusing bookend pirates are the perfect mix of heroism and pragmatism to complement Yeats. "The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books.

About the Author
David Ward is a former elementary school teacher who was born in Montreal, Quebec. He is currently a writer and university instructor in childrens literature. David lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with his wife and three children.