The End of the Beginning (Hardcover)
Being the Adventures of a Small Snail (and an Even Smaller Ant)
Harcourt Children's Books, 9780152049683, 143pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2004
Avon the snail has never had an adventure. And adventure, he has heard, is the key to a happy life. So with his new friend Edward the ant, Avon sets out on a journey to find the excitement his life has been missing.
The travelers meet all manner of wise, weird, and intriguing creatures--including a dragon!--and it's not long before their adventures begin.
In the tradition of such classics as The Little Prince, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and Winnie-the-Pooh, this completely original story--a modern fable for our time--brims with wit, wisdom, and profound insights about the meaning of things . . . great and small.
About the Author
TRICIA TUSA has illustrated several picture books, including "Mrs. Spitzer's Garden" by Edith Pattou and her own "Maebelle's Suitcase; Camilla's New Hairdo, " a "Parents" Magazine Best Book; and "Bunnies in My Head, " which also features drawings by the young patients at the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. She lives in Houston, Texas.