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ISBN: 1409515052
Author: Lloyd Alexander
Language: English
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd (July 1, 2011)
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Since The Book of Three was first published in 1964.

Since The Book of Three was first published in 1964. Lloyd Alexander (1924-2007) was the author of more than forty books for children and adults, including the beloved children's fantasy series, the Chronicles of Prydain, one of the most widely read series in the history of fantasy and the inspiration for the animated Disney film, The Black Cauldron. His books have won numerous awards, including the Newbery Medal, the Newbery Honor, and the National Book Award for Juvenile Literature.

The Chronicles of Prydain. Prydain Pronunciation Guide. The Book of Three lay closed on the table

The Chronicles of Prydain. The Book of Three lay closed on the table.

The Book of Three book. This time, I selected the first of Lloyd Alexander's Prydain Chronicles: The Book of Three. If you haven't read Lloyd Alexander at all, then I feel terribly sorry for your sad and empty childhood. The basic plot should seem quite familiar: a peaceful land threatened by evil and the people who must band together to save it. It's the telling of the story that really makes it unique, Whenever I'm at my parents' home, surrounded by the books of my childhood, I will inevitably pick one up and read.

Since The Book of Three was first published in 1964, young readers have been enthralled by the adventures of Taran .

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 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.

For the children who listened, the grown-ups who were patient, and especially for Ann Durell. THIS CHRONICLE of the Land of Prydain is not a retelling or retranslation of Welsh mythology. Prydain is not Wales-- not entirely, at least. The inspiration for it comes from that magnificent land and its legends; but, essentially, Prydain is a country existing only in the imagination

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The Book of Three The first book in the Chronicles of Prydain series A novel by Lloyd Alexander For the children who listened, the grown-ups who were patient, and especially for Ann Durell. Author's Note THIS CHRONICLE of the Land of Prydain is not a retelling or retranslation of Welsh mythology. Prydain is not Wales― not entirely, at least. Читать онлайн The Book of Three. The first book in the Chronicles of Prydain series. A novel by Lloyd Alexander. For the children who listened, the grown-ups who were patient

The Chronicles of Prydain is a pentalogy of children's high fantasy Bildungsroman novels written by American author Lloyd Alexander

The Chronicles of Prydain is a pentalogy of children's high fantasy Bildungsroman novels written by American author Lloyd Alexander. Henry Holt published one annually from 1964 to 1968; the second earned a 1966 Newbery Honor and the last won the 1969 Newbery Medal. The five novels follow the protagonist Taran from youth to maturity, most overtly in the fourth book, Taran Wanderer. Taran has the title Assistant Pig-Keeper at Caer Dallben but initially dreams of being a grand hero.

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The first book in the Chronicles of Prydain series. Contents ← Lloyd Alexander.

Comments:

MrCat
This was my favorite book series growing up, and occasionally I will re-read it now that I am an adult. It is an adventure full of magic, villains, heroes and one very amazing heroine. If you enjoyed books like Lord of the Rings, or the Chronicles of Narnia, you will perhaps like this series as well.
Like the Lord of the Rings, this book and series is suitable for adolescents, and it can be a little scary and violent for readers younger than 8 or 9.

If you have seen the "Black Cauldron" film this is the book series that "adaptation" was very loosely based upon. Disney, unfortunately, did not do justice to any of the characters from the books, especially the character Eilonwy. (Imagine Disney taking Hermione Granger and making her a damsel in distress that basically whined "Oh, Harry, whatever are we to do?" every five minutes and you will have what Disney did with their film.)

If you want to start your children off with good fantasy (or just need some for yourself) I highly recommend "The Book of Three" to begin that journey. If you want to watch the film "The Black Cauldron": Don't. Read the books first.
Blackredeemer
I made the error of dismissing the fact that this book's target audience are "tweens." The series was recommended by a web sight touting the 30 best fantasy series of all time. As a book intended for 8-12 year olds I do not feel it is necessary to complain about the writing or insult anyone's intelligence for liking it. As a 45 year old I still enjoy the occasional re-reading of an old Hardy Boys book I first came to love in the 3rd or 4th grade.

Nevertheless I still feel I should warn any adult (or adult level) readers with high expectations for this being the next LOTR saga. This is not it, nor is it trying to be, and neither does it claim to be. It should not be judged poorly against other books written for an older audience. Still, there were enjoyable moments in the book, and some of the characters were somewhat endearing after a while.

In fact, there was a hidden gem of wisdom contained therein. Something to the effect of when looking for the truth, sometimes we don't find it, but in the process learn so much more than what we set out for. That really struck a chord for me, but I would like to add that from my own experience this is also true, however it is no less disappointing to not find the answers one seeks, no matter how much else was learned in the process.

Finally, seeing that there is a lively (and rather amusing) militia of self-appointed guardians of Lloyd Alexander's canon in the responses to bad reviews, can anyone recommend a good fantasy series to me suitable for a well read adult? I have only read the obvious Hobbit & LOTR (once as a youth, three more times as an adult) all of CS Lewis (twice), and I was into Terry Brooks going up through my teen years, but outgrew his writing as I got older. I did read all the Harry Potter books (after a haughty refusal initially) and found them quite enjoyable and well written - absolutely nothing to be ashamed about for an adult who normally cuts his teeth on history books, biographies, and classic literature from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Aside from that I don't think I have done anything in the fantasy genre for decades, and I don't want to just keep re-reading Tolkein the rest of my life, although I feel like I am overdo for re-reading The Sword Of Shannara, just to see if it stands up to time.
Akinonris
This is a wonderful book. It reminds me of Tolkien's, "The Lord of the Ring" triology. The setting is the land of Prydain, which is loosely based on the area of Wales. Some of the characters are based on Welsh mythology, but many are creations just for the fictitious Land of Prydain. The main character is Taran, the Assistant Pig Keeper to Dallben, a mysterious wizard like figure, who owns and consults "The Book of Three." When Dallben reveals to Taran that his book is showing a disturbance coming to Caer Dallben, and to Prydain itself, the bees begin to swarm, the chickens fly away, and Hen Wen, the oracular pig runs away. Taran goes into the woods to find Hen Wen. There he meets the famed good King Gwydion, and encounters the Horned King that is sent by King Arawn, the Lord fo Annuvin, land of the dead. King Gwydion and Taran join together to discover what the Lord of the Dead is up to. They are captured and separated. Taran meets a tomboyish princess named Eilonwy, who leads him to safety, and reunites him with Gwydion, whom turns out to be the King's cousin, Fflewddur Fflam. They are joined by Gurgi, an hairy creature, who acts as spy for food. Believing King Gwydion to be dead, these four set out to go to Caer Dathyl, the kingdom of King Gwydion, to warn the Sons of Don that the Horned King is coming to destroy them. They are a cast of hilarious characters, who face many adventures and constant danger, as they try to outdistance themselves from the evil army raised by King Arawn. They journey to strange places in this fast paced adventure story. Sometimes in front of, sometimes behind the Horned King's army, you won't be able to put this book down until its conclusion. This book is a classic.

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