Sunday, November 13, 2016

The Legend of the Golden Snail

Written by: Graeme Base

First line: The Legend of the Golden Snail was Wilbur's favorite story.

Why you should read this book: From the inspired brush of perennial favorite Base comes a book that begins in a stunningly meta fashion: with a smaller inset book telling the eponymous legend and  containing and ever smaller book, written in what appears to be Latin and Hieroglyphics. Wilbur goes on a magical, fairy tale journey to achieve immortality as the captain of the Golden Snail. Along the way, he has to choose between faster pursuit of his goal, and the acts of kindness that slow heroes down but pay off in the long run.

Why you shouldn't read this book: All things will bow when you are the Grand Enchanter.

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