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Kid, 11 years old November 9, 2011

not a perfect van allsburg book (with the usage of drugs), but a great one

If there's one book that stands out from all of C.V. Allsburg's others, it's Abdul Gasazi. This book surprisingly got a 4th-grade level at my old school, although even the most take-time-to-comprehend kind of people could leaf it through in not even five minutes. A good book with the same amazing illustrations as usual, with twists and turns along the way that finally settle at the bewildering ending. But there is some drug use in the book. In one illustration, Abdul the magician is seen smoking like any cartoon smoker would: smoke travels from the cigarette like a chimney, and he puffs circle after circle of smoke from his mouth. But this doesn't stop the book from being a major success that people of all ages should enjoy and adore.
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