The End of the Beginning: Being the Adventures of a Small Snail (and an Even Smaller Ant)
Avi, Tricia TusaISBN: 0152049681;
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.
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