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The Book of Three (Paperback)

Author:  Lloyd Alexander
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0805080481
ISBN-13: 9780805080483
Sku: 202081793
Publish Date: 5/10/2006
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7.5H x 5L x 0.5T
Pages:  190
Age Range:  12 to 16
 
Taran wanted to make a sword; but Coll, charged with the practical side of his education, decided on horseshoes. (from the first line)
Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper to a famous oracular sow, sets out on a hazardous mission to save Prydain from the forces of evil. *Author: Alexander, Lloyd *Series Title: The Chronicles of Prydain *Publication Date: 2006/05/10 *Number of Pages: 188 *Binding Type: Paperback *Grade Level: 4-6 *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 5.00 *Height: 7.50
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The Newbery-winning fantasy series now available in gorgeous new paperback editions!

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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In this first book in the quintet set in mythical Prydain and based on Welsh legend, honest Taran, the assistant pig-keeper, finds himself the prince's helper in battling The Horned King and saving Prydain from the forces of evil. Other titles in the series are "Black Cauldron", "The Castle of Llyr", "Taran Wanderer" and "The High King", which won the Newbery Medal.Partially inspired by Welsh mythology, THE BOOK OF THREE is the first entry in Lloyd Alexander's Chronicles of Prydain quintet. It tells the story of Taran, the assistant pig-keeper to the most powerful enchanter in the Kingdom of Prydain. Despite his humble life, Taran dreams of adventure and glory--a dream that comes true when he is sent on a quest to save the kingdom of Prydain from the forces of evil. Unbeknownst to Taran, this quest will ultimately reveal the secrets of his own life. Other books in the series are THE BLACK CAULDRON, THE CASTLE OF LLYR, TARAN WANDERER, and THE HIGH KING, which won the 1969 Newbery Award. A companion book, THE FOUNDLING AND OTHER TALES OF PRYDAIN, gives readers a further glimpse into life in Prydain.
Author Bio
Lloyd Alexander
Best known for his children's fantasy series, the Prydian Chronicles, Lloyd Alexander dropped out of college after one semester and joined the army to fight in World War II. After the war ended, the army transferred him to Paris to work in their counterintelligence unit, where he later requested a discharge to attend the Sorbonne. He met and married Janine Denni and the couple eventually moved, with Janine's young daughter, back to the U.S. Alexander's novels for children are a blend of fantasy and modern fables, many of which have roots in Welsh mythology. In 1969 he received the Newbery Medal for THE HIGH KING, which is the fifth book in the acclaimed Prydian Chronicles.

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Book World
"Vividly conceived, romantic in mood, yet curiously contemporary in its immediacy and fast action...there are riches for every age."

Book World
"Vividly conceived, romantic in mood, yet curiously contemporary in its immediacy and fast action...there are riches for every age."

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   08
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0190
Product attributePublisher:   Henry Holt & Company
Product attributeSeries Part:   01
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