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The Chronicles of Prydain - by Lloyd Alexander (Mixed Media Product)

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Highlights

  • 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.
  • 8-12 Years
  • 7.9" x 5.3" Mixed Media Product
  • Juvenile Fiction, Legends, Myths, Fables
  • Series Name: Chronicles of Prydain

Description



About the Book



First 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.



Book Synopsis



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
#1 The Book of Three
#2 The Black Cauldron
#3 The Castle of Llyr
#4 Taran Wanderer
#5 The High King



Review Quotes




"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

"A wise and wondrous tale." --Booklist on The Black Cauldron

"Character and dialogue is handled humorously and dextrously, which sets this classic-in-the-making apart from other folklore-based fantasies." --Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review) on The Castle of Llyr

"All of the color and adventure one expects in the land of fantasy." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books on Taran Wanderer

"The book has the philosophical depth and overtones of great fantasy." --The Horn Book on The High King




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.

Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 5.3 Inches (W) x 3.3 Inches (D)
Weight: 2.15 Pounds
Suggested Age: 8-12 Years
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Legends, Myths, Fables
Series Title: Chronicles of Prydain
Publisher: Square Fish
Theme: General
Format: Mixed Media Product
Author: Lloyd Alexander
Language: English
Street Date: October 25, 2011
TCIN: 13813090
UPC: 9781250000934
Item Number (DPCI): 248-75-9444
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 3.3 inches length x 5.3 inches width x 7.9 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 2.15 pounds
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3.3 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews
66% would recommend
3 recommendations

Brilliant Books! Buy for your young reader.

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Shop4beauty - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
These books were my childhood favorites!!! And they are just as delightful to revisit as an adult. Best to introduce them to avid readers between the ages of 10 and 12. I gave this particular set only 4 stars because mine did NOT arrive with the advertised "stunning new map of Prydain by fantasy artist David Wyatt" included in the box set. So sad!
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Adventure, bravery and humor with wonderful characters

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
JerseyGirl - 4 years ago
Delightful set of adventure tales - loved that one of the main characters is a brave female with a lot of spunkiness. While fun, also includes difficult life decisions, choosing what is right rather than what is easy. Highly recommend this series.
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Misleading Description - Not A Hardcover Set

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
SassyMs - 4 years ago, Verified purchaser
I can't attest to the quality of writing, because the set was purchased as a gift. However, I can tell you that I was disappointed to find out that the set is a paperback set. Will definitely return.
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