The Book of Three

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Macmillan, May 15, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 190 pages
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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 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 to a new generation of young readers. Jackets have been handsomely redesigned while retaining the original art of Caldecott Medal-winning artist Evaline Ness. Each retypeset volume now includes a pronunciation guide prepared by Lloyd Alexander. A companion book of short stories, The Foundling and Other Tales of Prydain, is also available in hardcover for the first time in twenty years.

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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Review: The Book of Three (The Chronicles of Prydain #1)

User Review  - Paulo "paper books always" Carvalho - Goodreads

Well, this was a really interesting reading. First of all, this is not, a Tolkien wannabe. This is a coming of age fantasy book, that takes some aspects from Tolkien masterpiece. This will never be ... Read full review

Review: The Book of Three (The Chronicles of Prydain #1)

User Review  - Anthony Ryan - Goodreads

This is really where it all began for me. Over three decades ago this book set me on the path to a lifelong love of, and later career, in fantasy fiction. Between the ages of ten and thirteen I must ... Read full review

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Contents

CHAPTER
3
CHAPTER
14
CHAPTER THREE
22
CHAPTER FOUR
31
CHAPTER FIVE
41
tf
47
CHAPTER
49
CHAPTER SEVEN
59
CHAPTER EIGHT
67
CHAPTER NINE
74
CHAPTER
84
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About the author (1999)

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.