About the BookFirst published more than 30 years ago, Alexanders beloved series has won such accolades as the Newbery Medal and a Newbery Honor. Now for the first time all five books are packaged in a beautiful box set that includes a stunning new map of Prydain by fantasy artist David Wyatt.
Millions of young readers have been enthralled by the adventures of Taran the Assistant Pig-Keeper and his lively companions as they journey through the magical land of Prydain--and this gift box set features all five adventures.First published more than thirty years ago and translated into twenty different languages, Lloyd Alexander's beloved series has become the standard of excellence in fantasy literature for children. Among their many accolades, the award-winning Chronicles of Prydain count a Newbery Medal, a Newbery Honor, and more than two million copies in print. The Chronicles of Prydain Boxed Set contains Books 1-5
"An exciting, highly imaginative, and sometimes profound fantasy of humor and heroism." --The New York Times on The Castle of Llyr"Once-in-a-lifetime reading that will assure Prydain a permanent place in geographies of fictional territories." --Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review) on The Black Cauldron "A very funny adventure tale ... The writing is sophisticated." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books on The Book of Three "The author ... leavens with high good humor the high fantasy." --Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review) on The Book of Three
About the Author
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.