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The Book of Three, 50th Anniversary Edition : The Chronicles of Prydain, Book 1 - Lloyd Alexander

The Book of Three, 50th Anniversary Edition

The Chronicles of Prydain, Book 1

By: Lloyd Alexander, Shannon Hale (Introduction by)

Paperback Published: 23rd September 2014
ISBN: 9781250050601
Number Of Pages: 190
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old

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Since The Book of Three was first published in 1964, young readers have been enthralled by the adventures of Taran the Assistant Pig-keeper and his quest to become a hero. Taran is joined by an engaging cast of characters that includes Eilonwy, the strong-willed and sharp-tongued princess; Fflewddur Fflam, the hyperbole-prone bard; the ever-faithful Gurgi; and the curmudgeonly Doli-all of whom become involved in an epic struggle between good and evil that shapes the fate of the legendary land of Prydain.

Released over a period of five years, Lloyd Alexander's beautifully written tales not only captured children's imaginations but also garnered the highest critical praise. The Black Cauldron was a Newbery Honor Book, and the final volume in the chronicles, The High King, crowned the series by winning the Newbery Medal for "the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children."

Henry Holt is proud to present this classic series to a new generation of young readers. Jackets have been handsomely redesigned while retaining the original art of Caldecott Medal-winning artist Evaline Ness. Each retypeset volume now includes a pronunciation guide prepared by Lloyd Alexander. A companion book of short stories, The Foundling and Other Tales of Prydain, is also available in hardcover for the first time in twenty years.

In their more than thirty years in print, the Chronicles of Prydain have become the standard of excellence in fantasy literature for children.

* "The author draws his figures with the . . . touches of irritability, doltishness and contrariness that leavens with high good humor the high fantasy." --"Kirkus Reviews", starred review"A very funny adventure tale set in an imaginary kingdom. . . . The writing is sophisticated." --"The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books" * "The author draw his figures with the . . . touches of irritability, doltishness and contrariness that leavens with high good humor the high fantasy." --"Kirkus Reviews," starred review"A very funny adventure tale set in an imaginary kingdom. . . . The writing is sophisticated." --"The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books" "* The author draw his figures with the . . . touches of irritability, doltishness and contrariness that leavens with high good humor the high fantasy." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"A very funny adventure tale set in an imaginary kingdom. . . . The writing is sophisticated." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books * The author draw his figures with the . . . touches of irritability, doltishness and contrariness that leavens with high good humor the high fantasy. Kirkus Reviews, starred review

A very funny adventure tale set in an imaginary kingdom. . . . The writing is sophisticated. The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

" * The author draw his figures with the . . . touches of irritability, doltishness and contrariness that leavens with high good humor the high fantasy. "Kirkus Reviews, starred review"

A very funny adventure tale set in an imaginary kingdom. . . . The writing is sophisticated. "The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books""

ISBN: 9781250050601
ISBN-10: 125005060X
Series: The Chronicles of Prydain
Audience: Children
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 190
Published: 23rd September 2014
Publisher: Square Fish
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.25