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Lloyd Alexander - Author

About the 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

Featured books by Lloyd Alexander

The Black Cauldron

The Black Cauldron

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Author: Lloyd Alexander Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/1970

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 Orddu, Orwen and Orgoch to fulfil his mission and protect Prydain?

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Other books by Lloyd Alexander

The Book of Three

The Book of Three

Author: Lloyd Alexander Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2018

The first book in The Chronicles of Prydain, a classic epic full of breathtaking action, humour, valour and excitement. Taran is desperate for adventure. Being a lowly Assistant Pig-Keeper just isn't exciting. That is, until the magical pig, Hen Wen, disappears and Taran embarks on a death-defying quest to save her from the evil Horned King. His perilous adventures bring Taran many new friends: an irritable dwarf, an impulsive bard, a strange hairy beast and the hot-headed Princess Eilonwy. Together, they must face the deathless Cauldron-Born warriors, dragons, witches and the terrifying Horned King himself. Taran learns much about his identity, but the mysterious Book of Three is yet to reveal his true identity.

Taran Wanderer

Taran Wanderer

Author: Lloyd Alexander Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 07/08/2018

Prodolzhenie znamenitoj sagi Llojda Aleksandera "e;Hroniki Pridajna"e;, udostoennoj mnogih literaturnyh nagrad, sredi kotoryh Vsemirnaya premiya fehntezi i dve medali N'yuberi!V ispytaniyah, vypavshih na dolyu Tarena, yunoshe dovelos' poznat' gorech' porazhenij, oderzhat' pobedu nad mogushchestvennymi silami zla, a glavnoe - obresti vernyh druzej i vstretit' svoyu lyubov' - prekrasnuyu princessu EHjlonvi. I teper', zhelaya byt' dostojnym svoej vozlyublennoj, Taren stremit'sya razgadat' tajnu svoego proiskhozhdeniya. CHtoby najti svoih roditelej, on so svoim vernym sputnikom Gurdzhi otpravlyaetsya v stranstvie po Pridajnu, udivitel'noj strane, polnoj chudes, opasnostej i neozhidannyh otkrytij.

The Chronicles of Prydain 1 The Book of Three

The Chronicles of Prydain 1 The Book of Three

Author: Lloyd Alexander Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2018

This is a new edition of the first book of the classic Newbury award winning epic fantasy series full of action, humour, valour and excitement. Taran is desperate for adventure, something in short supply for a lowly assistant pig-keeper. When the famous oracular pig Hen Wen vanishes, Taran begins a perilous quest which demands all his courage and strength. Accompanied by his larger-than-life band of followers including hot-headed Eilonwy and the disgruntled dwarf Doli, Taran confronts the evil forces of the Horned King, the witch Achren, and their army of lifeless cauldron-born warriors.

Castle of Llyr

Castle of Llyr

Author: Lloyd Alexander Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 25/07/2018

V tret'ej knige "e;Hronik Pridajna"e;, vdohnovlennyh vallijskimi legendami, geroi vstupayut v poru yunosheskogo rascveta i nekotoryh svyazannyh s ehtim problem, kogda, vyrazhayas' slovami starogo volshebnika, "e;nuzhno stat' bol'she, chem ty est' segodnya"e;. Vot i zlatovlasaya princessa EHjlonvi stalkivaetsya s neizbezhnym (hotya, po ee mneniyu, sovershenno nenuzhnym) ispytaniem - stat' istinnoj ledi i uekhat', chtoby prodolzhit' obrazovanie v sfere magii na ostrove Mona. A Taren tol'ko-tol'ko nachal osoznavat' svoi chuvstva k nej... Odnako tradicii vysokogo fehntezi obyazyvayut soblyudat' nekotorye kanony, soglasno kotorym geroj dolzhen spasti prekrasnuyu devu. Takaya vozmozhnost' podvorachivaetsya dovol'no skoro - EHjlonvi stanovitsya zhertvoj pohishcheniya, i Taren s druz'yami otpravlyayutsya ee spasat'.

Black Cauldron

Black Cauldron

Author: Lloyd Alexander Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 11/04/2018

Pod znamenami princa Gvidiona sobralis' luchshie voenachal'niki Pridajna. Oni zatevayut opasnyj pohod v Zemlyu Smerti. Ih cel' - dobyt' i unichtozhit' CHernyj Kotel, s pomoshch'yu kotorogo korol' Araun sozdaet sebe novyh i novyh voinov - ne vedayushchih straha, bezdushnyh i bezzhalostnyh. Odnako vyyasnyaetsya, chto Kotel bessledno ischez iz tverdyni Arauna, - i togda odin iz otryadov Gvidiona vo glave s yunym Tarenom ustremlyaetsya na poiski. Teper' sud'ba CHernogo Kotla zavisit ne tol'ko ot besstrashiya, no i ot mudrosti Tarena, kotoromu predstoyat nelegkie ispytaniya... Llojd Aleksander davno priznan v mire kak klassik detskoj fehntezi. Za cikl "e;Hroniki Pridajna"e; ego sozdatel' dvazhdy poluchal prestizhnuyu medal' N'yuberi, a v 2003 godu pisatelyu prisudili Vsemirnuyu premiyu fehntezi, samuyu vysokuyu nagradu v ehtom zhanre. V 1985 godu studiya Uolta Disneya sozdala animacionnyj fil'm po dvum pervym knigam cikla, a v blizhajshee vremya nas zhdet ehkranizaciya vsego cikla.

Book of Three (The Chronicles of Prydain Book 1)

Book of Three (The Chronicles of Prydain Book 1)

Author: Lloyd Alexander Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 11/04/2018

Esli vam nravyatsya "e;Hroniki Narnii"e; i "e;Vlastelin kolec"e;, to navernyaka pridetsya po dushe mir, sozdannyj amerikanskim pisatelem Llojdom Aleksanderom. Pridajn - udivitel'naya zemlya, gde avtorskaya fantaziya prichudlivo perepletaetsya s drevnimi legendami o korolyah i velikanah; v ehtom mire est' mesto volshebniku i geroyu, druzhbe i kovarstvu, mudrosti i vesel'yu. Zdes' doblestnye Synov'ya Don vo glave s neustrashimym voenachal'nikom Gvidionom protivostoyat Araunu, zloveshchemu povelitelyu Zemli Smerti. Llojd Aleksander davno priznan v mire kak master fehntezi dlya vsekh vozrastov. Za cikl "e;Hroniki Pridajna"e; ego sozdatel' dvazhdy poluchal prestizhnuyu medal' N'yuberi, a v 2003 godu pisatelyu prisudili Vsemirnuyu premiyu fehntezi, samuyu vysokuyu nagradu v ehtom zhanre. V 1985 godu studiya Uolta Disneya sozdala animacionnyj fil'm po dvum pervym knigam cikla, a v blizhajshee vremya nas zhdet novaya ehkranizaciya vsekh "e;Hronik Pridajna"e;.

Foundling

Foundling

Author: Lloyd Alexander Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 02/05/2017

A companion book to The Chronicles of Prydain, this collection of short stories revisits beloved characters and reveals more about the history of the magical land of Prydain.Here, readers will find Dallben, destined to be an enchanter; Angharad, a princess of the House of Llyr; Kadwyr, the rascal crow; and Medwyn, the mystical protector of all animals. They'll learn the grim history of the sword of Dyrnwyn and even find out how Fflewddur Fflam came by his enchanted harp. How did Coll rescue Hen Wen when she disappeared at the hand of Arawn, Lord of the Land of Death? Find the answer to this question and many more, inThe Foundling: And Other Tales of Prydainby Lloyd Alexander.

Arkadians

Arkadians

Author: Lloyd Alexander Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 21/02/2017

Lucian, a young man of ancient Greece's Arkadia, embarks on a classical quest of danger, daring, and romance and encounters a remarkable cast of heroes, poets, seamen, horsemen, wise women, kings, and peasants.

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