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Lloyd Alexander - Author

Alexander was born in Philadelphia,Pennslvania, in 1924 and grew up in the suburb of Drexil Hilll. His father was a stockbroker and their family was greatly affected by the Great Depression. His most famous contribution to the field of children's literature is the fantasy series The Chronicles of Prydaiin. The first two books in this series formed the basis of the Disney animated film The Black Cauldron. The concluding book of the series, The High Kingg was awarded the Newbery Medal in 1969. Alexander's other books have also won the National Book Award and the American Book Award. He died on May 17 2007

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Fantastical Adventures Of The Invisible Boy
Lloyd Alexander
A riotously funny and deeply personal story of wonder, discovery and friendship, full of eccentric characters and fantastical adventures, by one of America's best-loved authors. Will be loved equally by boys and girls from 8 upwards.
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Format: Paperback | Released 29/04/2005
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The Black Cauldron
Lloyd Alexander
The evil death-lord Arawn is once again threatening the peaceful land of Prydain. Taran, the pig-keeper and hero of the Chronicles, must help find and destroy the powerful black cauldron. Can Taran overcome the huntsman of Annuvin and the enchantresses...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/01/1970
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