The Farthest-Away Mountain

Lynne Reid Banks, Author, Victor G. Ambrus, Illustrator Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers $15.95 (160p) ISBN 978-0-385-73077-8
A trio of titles by Lynne Reid Banks, author of The Indian in the Cupboard, makes a reappearance. For I, Houdini: The Autobiography of a Self-Educated Hamster, illus. by Terry Riley, ""Banks has slipped into the hide of the hamster and seems to understand these small creatures completely, creating a tantalizing journey,"" wrote PW when the book was released in the U.S. in 1988. ""The title tells all: slightly pompous, no slouch when it comes to vocabulary, and with a gift for dry humor, Houdini relates the story of his acquisition by a family and the trial runs and trouble spots that turn him into a great escapologist."" In The Farthest-Away Mountain, illus. by Victor Ambrus, readers meet 14-year-old Dakin, who at age 10 set herself three goals: to go to the farthest-away mountain, to see a gargoyle, and to marry a prince. She hears a voice from the mountain calling her, and her quest is set in motion. When The Fairy Rebel was published in America in 1988, PW called it a ""comfortable, old-fashioned read"" about the ""naughty but courageous"" fairy Tiki, who defies her queen to give a childless couple a baby. A fierce conflict ensues when the fairy ruler tries to exact revenge.
Reviewed on: 05/01/2003
Release date: 05/01/2003
Genre: Children's
Paperback - 144 pages - 978-0-380-71303-5
Hardcover - 144 pages - 978-0-385-41534-7
Analog Audio Cassette - 978-0-8072-7762-1
Mass Market Paperbound - 160 pages - 978-0-440-41926-6
Hardcover - 160 pages - 978-0-385-90117-8
Hardcover - 140 pages - 978-0-385-12875-9
Prebound-Other - 978-0-606-17970-6
Prebound-Glued - 151 pages - 978-0-7807-1078-8
Analog Audio Cassette - 978-0-8072-7763-8
Prebound-Sewn - 160 pages - 978-0-613-86689-7
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