By Lloyd Alexander
Because the publication of 3 used to be first released in 1964, younger readers were enthralled by way of the adventures of Taran the Assistant Pig-keeper and his quest to develop into a hero. Taran is joined through a fascinating forged of characters that comes with 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 get entangled in an epic fight among sturdy and evil that shapes the destiny of the mythical land of Prydain.
Released over a interval of 5 years, Lloyd Alexander's superbly written stories not just captured children's imaginations but additionally garnered the top serious compliment. The Black Cauldron used to be a Newbery Honor e-book, and the ultimate quantity within the chronicles, The excessive King, topped the sequence by means of profitable the Newbery Medal for "the so much exceptional contribution to American literature for children."
Henry Holt is proud to provide this vintage sequence to a brand new new release of younger readers. Jackets were handsomely redesigned whereas protecting the unique artwork of Caldecott Medal-winning artist Evaline Ness. every one retypeset quantity now contains a pronunciation advisor ready through Lloyd Alexander. A better half publication of brief tales, The Foundling and different stories of Prydain, is additionally to be had in hardcover for the 1st time in twenty years.
In their greater than thirty years in print, the Chronicles of Prydain became the normal of excellence in fable literature for kids.