The End of the Beginning (Paperback)

Being the Adventures of a Small Snail (and an Even Smaller Ant)

By Avi, Tricia Tusa (Illustrator)

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780152055325, 144pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2008

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (10/1/2004)

List Price: 6.95*
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Description

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.
    
This modern fable is filled with funny--and profound--insights about the meaning of things . . . great and small.


About the Author

AVI has written many acclaimed books for young readers, including The Secret School, The End of the Beginning, and A Beginning, a Muddle, and an End. His novel Crispin: The Cross of Lead was awarded the Newbery Medal, and Nothing But the Truth: A Documentary Novel and The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle were named Newbery Honor books. He lives in Colorado.            


TRICIA TUSA has written and illustrated many wonderful picture books, including In a Blue Room by Jim Averbeck; Mrs. Spitzer's Garden by Edith Pattou; The Magic Hat by Mem Fox; The End of the Beginning by Avi; and her own Follow Me.


Praise For The End of the Beginning: Being the Adventures of a Small Snail (and an Even Smaller Ant)

"A charming tale."--Publishers Weekly
"A story that begs to be read aloud."--Booklist