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The Chronicles of Prydain Boxed Set by Lloyd Alexander
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Aug 01, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: young-readers-series

I was pretty much minding my own business, plucking the odd Encyclopedia Brown mystery from the elementary school library shelves when my third grade teacher told me to check these out. They began a lifelong affection for fantasy novels, specifically fantasy series.

It's natural to utter the name Tolkein while discussing these books due to numerous parallels between Middle Earth and The Realm of Prydain, not to mention both author's utilization the multi-volume format. Alexander's Prydain series distinguishes itself from The Ring books in that its message is specifically for young readers. In fact, volume four puts forward many of the existential questions just around the corner for the next generation.

This series is about finding and being faithful to one's purpose in life, chalking up failures to learning experiences, and never taking one's comrades for granted.
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August 1, 2008 – Shelved
November 10, 2008 – Shelved as: young-readers-series

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