Lloyd Alexander





Lloyd Alexander

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born
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, The United States
January 30, 1924

died
May 17, 2007

gender
male

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Lloyd Chudley Alexander (January 30, 1924 - May 17, 2007) was an influential American author of more than forty books, mostly fantasy novels for children and adolescents, as well as several adult books. His most famous contribution to the field of children's literature is the fantasy series The Chronicles of Prydain. The concluding book of the series, The High King, was awarded the Newbery Medal in 1969. Alexander's other books have also won the National Book Award and the American Book Award. He was also one of the creators of Cricket Magazine.

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Average rating: 4.04 · 199,284 ratings · 6,444 reviews · 68 distinct works · Similar authors
The Black Cauldron (The Chr...
4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 36,807 ratings — published 1965 — 17 editions
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The Book of Three (The Chro...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 35,539 ratings — published 1964 — 18 editions
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The High King (The Chronicl...
4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 28,607 ratings — published 1968 — 47 editions
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Taran Wanderer (The Chronic...
4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 18,973 ratings — published 1967 — 44 editions
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The Castle of Llyr (The Chr...
4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 17,077 ratings — published 1966 — 48 editions
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Time Cat
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 3,770 ratings — published 1963 — 20 editions
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The Chronicles of Prydain B...
4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 2,830 ratings — published 1968 — 12 editions
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Westmark (Westmark, #1)
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 2,581 ratings — published 1981 — 13 editions
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The Foundling and Other Tal...
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 2,432 ratings — published 1973 — 15 editions
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 1,955 ratings — published 1984 — 11 editions
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“Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding it.”
Lloyd Alexander

“Child, child, do you not see? For each of us comes a time when we must be more than what we are.”
Lloyd Alexander, The Black Cauldron

“Keep reading. It's one of the most marvelous adventures that anyone can have.”
Lloyd Alexander

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Please vote for the award winning book you would like to read during July.

Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld (2009 Aurealis Awards)
 
  18 votes 20.5%

Looking for Alaska by John Green (Printz Award 2006)
 
  14 votes 15.9%

A Wrinkle in Time byMadeleine L'Engle (Newberry Meda, 1963)
 
  11 votes 12.5%

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  8 votes 9.1%

Savvy by Ingrid Law (Newberry Medal 2009)
 
  7 votes 8.0%

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson (Newberry Award 1978)
 
  5 votes 5.7%

Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata (Newberry Medal 2005)
 
  4 votes 4.5%

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis (Newberry Medal 2000)
 
  3 votes 3.4%

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin (Newberry Honour award 2010)
 
  3 votes 3.4%

The High King by Lloyd Alexander (Newberry 1969)
 
  2 votes 2.3%

 
  1 vote 1.1%

 
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Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins (Newberry Medal 2006)
 
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