The Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio
By Lloyd Alexander
Square Fish, Paperback, 9781250005618, 306pp.
Publication Date: May 8, 2012
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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.
“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.”—Kirkus Reviews