The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp
By Rick Yancey
(Bloomsbury USA Childrens, Hardcover, 9781582346939, 375pp.)
Publication Date: September 15, 2005
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Alfred Kropp was just trying to survive high school when his guardian uncle gets him roped into a suspicious get-rich-quick scheme that changes his life forever: stealing Excalibur--the legendary sword of King Arthur. But after Alfred unwittingly delivers the sword into the hands of a man with enormously evil intentions, he sets off on an unlikely quest to try to right his wrong and save the world from imminent destruction. This gripping, fast-paced, hilarious novel is both a thrilling adventure story and an engaging account of one boy's coming of age.
Rick Yancey is the author of two books for adults: a memoir and a novel. He is also a produced playwright and former theater critic. This is his first book for young adults. He lives in Knoxville, TN.