Lloyd Alexander


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

Died
May 17, 2007

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Lloyd Chudley Alexander 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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The Book of Three (The Chro...

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The Black Cauldron (The Chr...

4.13 avg rating — 53,619 ratings — published 1965 — 78 editions
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The High King (The Chronicl...

4.24 avg rating — 47,811 ratings — published 1968 — 64 editions
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Taran Wanderer (The Chronic...

4.14 avg rating — 33,766 ratings — published 1967 — 61 editions
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The Castle of Llyr (The Chr...

4.08 avg rating — 30,761 ratings — published 1966 — 67 editions
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Time Cat

3.77 avg rating — 5,862 ratings — published 1963 — 19 editions
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The Chronicles of Prydain B...

4.41 avg rating — 5,652 ratings — published 1989 — 2 editions
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The Iron Ring

3.82 avg rating — 4,257 ratings — published 1997 — 8 editions
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Westmark (Westmark #1)

3.91 avg rating — 4,082 ratings — published 1981 — 14 editions
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The Foundling and Other Tal...

3.93 avg rating — 3,811 ratings — published 1973 — 16 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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July 2016 Juvenile Genre BOM: Fantasy

The Well at the World's End by William Morris
The Well at the World's End by William Morris
Published in 1896
The Well at the World's End was among the very first of its kind--it is an epic romance of duplicity, machination, passion, and wizardry, and is, in short, a vast odyssey into the weird. It is a beautifully rich fantasy, a vibrant fairy tale without fairies. It is the most entrancing of William Morris's late romances--part futuristic fantasy novel, part old-fashioned fairy tale. Morris writes his magic love story with a sense of color and pattern, and the sheer imaginative fervor of one of the most brilliant decorative artists that has ever lived.

 
  3 votes, 42.9%

Howl's Moving Castle (Howl's Moving Castle, #1) by Diana Wynne Jones
Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
Published in 1986 | Phoenix Award (Children's Literature Association) (2006), Boston Globe-Horn Book Award (1987)
Sophie has the great misfortune of being the eldest of three daughters, destined to fail miserably should she ever leave home to seek her fate. But when she unwittingly attracts the ire of the Witch of the Waste, Sophie finds herself under a horrid spell that transforms her into an old lady. Her only chance at breaking it lies in the ever-moving castle in the hills: the Wizard Howl's castle. To untangle the enchantment, Sophie must handle the heartless Howl, strike a bargain with a fire demon, and meet the Witch of the Waste head-on. Along the way, she discovers that there's far more to Howl—and herself—than first meets the eye.

 
  2 votes, 28.6%

The Phoenix and the Carpet (Five Children, #2) by E. Nesbit
The Phoenix and the Carpet by E. Nesbit
Published in 1904 | RBC Taylor Prize (2002)
It's startling enough to have a phoenix hatch in your house, but even more startling when it talks and reveals that you have a magic carpet on the floor. The vain and ancient bird accompanies the children on a series of adventures through time and space. This book is a sequel to Five Children and It.

 
  2 votes, 28.6%

Star Man's Son, 2250 A.D by Andre Norton
Star Man's Son, 2250 A.D by Andre Norton
Published in 1951
Fors was a mutant. He did not know what drove him to explore the empty lands to the north, where the great skeleton ruins of the old civilization rusted away in the wreckage of mankind's hopes.
But he could not resist the urging that led him through danger and adventure, to the place where he faced the menace of the Star Men.
Two centuries after an atomic war on earth, a silver-haired mutant sets out on a dangerous search for a lost city of the ruined civilization.

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

The Witches of Worm by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
The Witches of Worm by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Published in 1972 | Newbery Honor (1973), National Book Award Finalist for Children's Books (1973)
Jessica has read enough books to know that her cat Worm must be a witch’s cat. He’s cast a spell on her, but to whom can she turn? After all, no one will believe that Worm has bewitched her . . . or worse.

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Time Cat by Lloyd Alexander
Time Cat by Lloyd Alexander
Published in 1963
Gareth's definitely no ordinary cat. For one thing, he can talk. For another, he's got the power to travel through time. And the instant he tells this to Jason, the two of them are in ancient Egypt, on the first of nine amazing adventures that Jason will never forget.

 
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