End of the Beginning

End of the Beginning

Being the Adventures of A Small Snail (and An Even Smaller Ant)


Book - 2004
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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.

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.
Publisher: Orlando, FL : Harcourt, 2004
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780152049683
Branch Call Number: EASY FIC Avi
Characteristics: 143p : illus
Additional Contributors: Tusa, Tricia


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Jul 18, 2016

I read this with my almost 7yo who enjoyed the story though I am not sure he understood the silliness, though I tried to explain. I quite enjoyed it though :)

LibraryLady_5 Aug 17, 2012

A very silly story. It can be silly in a fun way if readers understand the silliness and don't take Avon and Edward's perspective on things too seriously.

Mar 14, 2011

okay this book was my favorite book when i was like ten. It is really short and looking back kind of stupid but i could read it about seven times in one day back then. I would recommend it if you would like something to just read on the way to bellingham or something. A good read. hahaha every time i read it I always laugh at myself for loving something so simple.


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Aug 04, 2013

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