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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (22,129 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lloyd Alexander Narrator: James Langto Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Chronicles of Prydain Release Date:
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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 have 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 in a new, redesigned paperback format. The jackets feature stunning art by acclaimed fantasy artist David Wyatt, giving the books a fresh look for today's generation of young fantasy lovers. The companion book of short stories, The Foundling is also available in paperback at this time. 

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

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Cassandra | 2/4/2014

    " My review of the Chronicles of Prydain series is under The Book of Three. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sasha | 1/29/2014

    " I thought this was a nice ending to the story though I can't even understand why many fantasy stories end with a final farewell among the main characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Dereth | 1/20/2014

    " This series holds great memories for me. The first summer in our new house my sister read these books to me. She felt I would love them, but I didn't think I would read them on my own, so every night after dinner, we would go into her room (our very first time with our own rooms), close the door, and we would delve into the wonderful world of Taran, Eilonwy, Gurgi, and Hen-Wen. It was the best summer ever and great stories to boot! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lara Eakins | 1/18/2014

    " One of my childhood favorites! "

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