The End of the Beginning
Being the Adventures of a Small Snail (and an Even Smaller Ant)
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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.
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
HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780152055325, 144pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2008
About the Author
Avi's many acclaimed books for young readers include the Newbery Medal-winning Crispin: The Cross of Lead and the Newbery Honor books Nothing But the Truth: A Documentary Novel and The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle as well as The Secret School and The End of the Beginning. 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.