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...

4.14 avg rating — 54,154 ratings — published 1965 — 78 editions
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The High King (The Chronicl...

4.24 avg rating — 48,774 ratings — published 1968 — 64 editions
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Taran Wanderer (The Chronic...

4.14 avg rating — 34,596 ratings — published 1967 — 61 editions
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The Castle of Llyr (The Chr...

4.08 avg rating — 31,197 ratings — published 1966 — 67 editions
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Time Cat

3.76 avg rating — 5,959 ratings — published 1963 — 19 editions
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The Chronicles of Prydain B...

4.41 avg rating — 5,923 ratings — published 1989 — 13 editions
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The Iron Ring

3.82 avg rating — 4,492 ratings — published 1997 — 8 editions
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Westmark (Westmark, #1)

3.92 avg rating — 4,200 ratings — published 1981 — 15 editions
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The Foundling and Other Tal...

3.93 avg rating — 3,897 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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In Lloyd Alexander's Prydain Chronicles, who do you relate to?The Book of ThreeLloyd Alexander

Eilonwy- good at talking, annoying people, and being altogether enchanting
 
  23 votes, 31.5%

Taran- sometimes a bit lost, but a hero at heart
 
  21 votes, 28.8%

Fflewder- what's life without a little color, a story's only as good as you make it up to be
 
  12 votes, 16.4%

Dolli- grumpy and terse exterior, pathetically soft-hearted interior
 
  9 votes, 12.3%

Gurgi- the only thing more important than supplying your rumbling-grumbling stomach with delicious crunchings and munchings is helping your friends
 
  8 votes, 11.0%

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