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The Black Cauldron: The Chronicles of Prydain, Book Two (Chronicles of Prydain #02)

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ISBN13: 9780805080490
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Newbery Honor Book

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In the land of Prydain, evil is never far away. Arawn, Lord of the Land of Death, has been building an army of dark warriors to take over Prydain, and the only way to stop him is to destroy the Black Cauldron he uses to create his dreaded soldiers.

Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper, and his loyal companions must journey deep into Arawn's domain to destroy the Black Cauldron. For each of them, the quest has special meaning. For Taran, it is a glorious opportunity to use his first sword in battle. But war requires a sacrifice greater than he'd ever imagined...

Review:

"Wondrous magic and a very arrogant young nobleman punctuate this gripping tale." Children's Literature

Synopsis:

The warriors of Prydain set out to find and destroy the Black Cauldron, the Death-Lord Arawn's chief instrument of evil.

Synopsis:

The Newbery-winning fantasy series now available in gorgeous new paperback editions!

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 have 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 in a new, redesigned paperback format. The jackets feature stunning art by acclaimed fantasy artist David Wyatt, giving the books a fresh look for today's generation of young fantasy lovers. The companion book of short stories, The Foundling is also available in paperback at this time.

In their more than thirty years in print, the Chronicles of Prydain have become the standard of excellence in fantasy literature for children.

About the Author

When Lloyd Alexander was a boy, his favorite books included King Arthur stories, fairy tales, and legends — even The Mabinogion, the classic collection of Welsh legends. This literary background inspired him to create the land of Prydain and the adventures of Taran the Assistant Pig-Keeper. Mr. Alexander passed away on May 17, 2007.

Series Description

The Newbery-winning fantasy series now available in gorgeous new paperback editions!

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 have 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."

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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LaurieLee, August 28, 2012 (view all comments by LaurieLee)
The entire Prydain series is great choice for kids who'd love an exciting fantasy adventure that's not nearly as long as a Harry Potter book. 'The Black Cauldron' can stand on it's own as a classic hero's journey that reads like a non-stomp romp with deeper themes than most "adult" fantasy fiction. More exciting than Narnia, it was Lloyd Alexander books that eventually led me to Tolkien as a kid & I can't think of a better series to make young fans of magical adventure into life-long readers.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780805080490
Author:
Alexander, Lloyd
Publisher:
Henry Holt & Company
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - General
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Middle-Grade Fiction
Series:
Chronicles of Prydain
Series Volume:
No. 2
Publication Date:
20060531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.84 x 5.19 x 0.575 in
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 208 pages Henry Holt & Company - English 9780805080490 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Wondrous magic and a very arrogant young nobleman punctuate this gripping tale."
"Synopsis" by , The warriors of Prydain set out to find and destroy the Black Cauldron, the Death-Lord Arawn's chief instrument of evil.
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The Newbery-winning fantasy series now available in gorgeous new paperback editions!

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 have 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 in a new, redesigned paperback format. The jackets feature stunning art by acclaimed fantasy artist David Wyatt, giving the books a fresh look for today's generation of young fantasy lovers. The companion book of short stories, The Foundling is also available in paperback at this time.

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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