Alberic the Wise and Other Journeys is a compilation of several intricate short stories by Norton Juster, author of The Phantom Tollbooth. The first is a tale about a man who has success in his failures. The second is about a boy who gets pulled into a painting--maybe. The third is about two kings, one happy, one sad, who will soon switch places. Even though it was written in 1965, it still has many relevant morals for today.
I think that it is a great collection of short stories. The stories keep you interested because they have plot twists every couple of lines and the descriptions are so vivid that you can imagine yourself in the characters' places. The stories are slightly confusing, so you have to pay attention. My favorite of the three tales is the first one because, to me, it has the best moral. Overall, I strongly recommend this book.
Reviewer City, State and Country: Sammamish, WA USA