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Between Two Ends by David Ward
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Jul 21, 2011

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This tale of fantasy and adventure contains a story within a story. 12-year-old Yeats finds himself in the dangerous land of the Thousand and One Arabian Nights, a book of folk & fairy tales set in long-ago Arabia. He is transported over a sea of words by two pirates, Skin and Bones.
It all started when Yeats, along with his dad and mom, decided to visit Gran in her eerie house. After the weird cat Odysseus leads Yeats to the pirate bookends and to the ancient book, true adventure begins. Yeats needs to find Shaharazad, who is really his dad's childhood friend, Shari. Shari has been in the Arabian Nights story so long that she thinks she really is Shaharazad and Yeats faces great dangers in trying to convince her to come back to the world she left behind as a young girl. The guards who keep Shaharazad safe carry swords and they are very good at using them. Yeats has to use his wits and trust the pirates to help him, in order to keep his head from "joining the cabbages".
Between Two Ends is a story offering adventure, danger, heroes, and humor - just right for summer reading or a family read-aloud.

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