The Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio
By Lloyd Alexander
Published by Henry Holt and Co.
Blurb: Lloyd Alexander was a master of the fantastic adventure, and this, his last novel, proves it. “The Golden Dream…” has everything you expect from an Alexander novel – an epic journey, mysterious/magical events, and a complex cast of characters some loveable and others downright wicked. Our hero Carlo matures before our eyes from shiftless dreamer looking for a treasure to responsible young man bound and determined to save his friends even if it costs him his life. In Alexanders characters you are always astounded at the transformation that his characters make, and at how logical he makes the transformation seem.