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by Lloyd Alexander

The Drackenberg Adventure download ebook
ISBN:
0141304715
ISBN13:
978-0141304717
Author:
Lloyd Alexander
Publisher:
Puffin (July 23, 2001)
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Pages:
160 pages
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1641 kb
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1112 kb
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Literature & Fiction
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Rating:
4.7

The Drackenberg Adventure Paperback – July 23, 2001

The Drackenberg Adventure Paperback – July 23, 2001. by. Lloyd Alexander (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. I like the idea of this series so much - who else but Lloyd Alexander could get away with creating young adult novels with a middle-aged pedant as the narrator? Who else but Alexander would respect his reader enough to sprinkle great chunks of foreign words about and make reference to obscure historical episodes?

Lloyd Alexander, January 30, 1924 - May 17, 2007 Born Lloyd Chudley Alexander on January 30, 1924, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Allan Audley and Edna Chudley Alexander, Lloyd knew from a young age that he wanted to write

Lloyd Alexander, January 30, 1924 - May 17, 2007 Born Lloyd Chudley Alexander on January 30, 1924, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Allan Audley and Edna Chudley Alexander, Lloyd knew from a young age that he wanted to write. He was reading by the time he was 3, and though he did poorly in school, at the age of fifteen, he announced that he wanted to become a writer. At the age of 19 in 1942, Alexander dropped out of the West Chester State Teachers College in Pennsylvania after only one term.

Lloyd Chudley Alexander (January 30, 1924 – May 17, 2007) was an American author of more than forty books, primarily fantasy novels for children and young adults. His most famous work is The Chronicles of Prydain, a series of five high fantasy novels whose conclusion, The High King, was awarded the 1969 Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature. National Book Awards in 1971 and 1982. Alexander was one creator of the children's literary magazine Cricket.

The Drackenberg Adventure book. Lloyd Chudley Alexander was an influential American author of more than forty books, mostly fantasy novels for children and adolescents, as well as several adult books. His most famous contribution to the field of children's literature is the fantasy series The Chronicles of Prydain. The concluding book of the series, The High King, was awarded the Newbery Medal in 1969.

The Drackenberg adventure. Alexander, Lloyd. 3. del af: The Illyrian adventure. Seriens indhold se denne. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

in The Drackenberg Adventure! By Thriftbooks. com User, February 10, 2001. how completely true in this fantastic book by the author of the Prydain Chronicles. Vesper's back, along with her insufferable guardian Brinnie and his suprisingly strong-willed wife, Aunt Mary.

Download books for free. Epub FB2 mobi txt RTF. Converted file can differ from the original. If possible, download the file in its original format. 1988) (The third book in the Vesper Holly series) A novel by Lloyd Alexander. When Vesper is invited to Drackenberg's Golden Jubilee, she and her guardians find themselves involved in an attempted overthrow of the government, the disappearance of a priceless painting, and a kidnapping by evil Dr. Helvitius. August 1999 : UK Paperback.

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In 1873 seventeen-year-old Vesper Holly and her guardians travel to an obscure European grand duchy, where their archenemy Dr. Helvitius is pursuing a lost art treasure and engineering the country's annexation by a neighboring kingdom.
Reviews:
  • Funky
This is like a Nancy Drew book only better. Vesper Holly is a young woman who is in the care of a couple - Brinnie and his wife Mary are friends of her deceased parents. Vesper is headstrong, courageous, daring, fun, exciting, smart and talented.
In this book her guardians are invited to a diamond jubilee and Vesper convinces them to go. So off they go only to run into their old nemisis who has tried to kill them in previous adventures. This time is no different. A kidnapping, traveling with gypsies, a bomb, and many other exciting things happen.
What an excellent book. I learned a little bit while I read this book and I totally enjoyed the read.
Enjoy.
  • Pameala
Great light read...A series of high spirited plots with quickly familiar characters, entertaining interactions and dialogue in out of the way locations strategically playing fairly moral protagonists against a materially brilliant, sociopathic arch villian. The refreshingly clever, intredpid young shero fights one righteous battle after another... wish these types of tales were around when I was a girl!
  • Kerdana
I like the idea of this series so much - who else but Lloyd Alexander could get away with creating young adult novels with a middle-aged pedant as the narrator? Who else but Alexander would respect his reader enough to sprinkle great chunks of foreign words about and make reference to obscure historical episodes? What makes the Vesper Holly series especially fun are the breakneck plots and the good natured feel to the whole enterprise. This installment sees Vesper and Brinnie involved with politics in a small European duchy and cavorting with gypsies. Naturally, Dr. Helvitius rears his ugly head and complications ensue.

I especially enjoyed seeing Brinnie's wife Mary become an active participant in the action this time out. I'm a little bit concerned with the series becoming too formulaic. The next book will tell.
The Vesper Holly series provides great reading for young and old alike.
  • Beazezius
Vesper and her guardians Brinnie and Aunt Mary head to the Duchy of Drackenberg for the Duchess's Golden Jubilee. In Drackenberg, they visit castles, spas, museums, and attend a ball at the royal palace. Their vacation is going well until Helvitius kidnaps Aunt Mary. Will Vesper and Brinnie find Aunt Mary before it's too late? Will they foil Helvitius's evil schemes for the duchy?
  • Nto
"Look out Indiana Jones! Here comes Vesper Holly!"... how completely true in this fantastic book by the author of the Prydain Chronicles. Vesper's back, along with her insufferable guardian Brinnie and his suprisingly strong-willed wife, Aunt Mary. The dear girl has dragged them off again, this time to a diamond jubilee for the Grand Duchess of Drackenberg, where they promptly bump into the notorious Professer Desmond Helvitius. Naturally, Vesper wants to know why Helvitius is visiting Drackenberg, so off she goes, dragging Brinnie around with her like Sherlock Holmes dragged Dr. Watson about the streets of London! Like all of Vesper's stories, adventure is the key. Kidnapping, exploding sausages, and a portrait by Leonardo DaVinci follow, making this a non-stop action adventure! Move over, Indiana Jones! Make way for Vesper Holly!
  • Katishi
This is one of the Best Books I have ever read. This book is a stroke of genius. The Main character, Vesper Holly, is this strong, smart girl who goes to the country of Drackenburg. There is this evil guy, Helivtius, who tries many creative ways to kill them (Including an exploding sausage). If you are a person looking for adventure, excitement and suspense that is different from your average book, read this! If you are a girl looking for a book about girls who are strong, read this! This is a really good book! Five stars, two thumbs up!
  • Kagda
I found this book to be more predictable than the first two in the Vesper Holly books. The villain is given to monologuing his intentions away; the climax pales in comparison to the El Dorado Adventure, especially. Some of the writing also seems more forced than in the previous books (i.e. let's see how many times we can remind people that they're Philadelphians, even when awkward).

Still, the parts I enjoy most in this book as well as the previous two deal with Brinnie's thought processes (or lack thereof), and the author does not disappoint yet again. All in all, it's an enjoyable read, but just lacks the pizzazz of the previous books.