The Black Cauldron

The Chronicles of Prydain (Volume 2 of 5)

Lloyd Alexander

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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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Praise for The Black Cauldron

"The same characteristics that made the first book so rich are again present--a fine flow of words; an inticate, active plot; an admirable balance between the forces of black and white magic ... Once-in-a-lifetime reading that will assure Prydain a permanent place in geographies of fictional territories."
--Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)
 
"Taran, the gallant Assistant Pig-keeper, and his companions once again fare forth to destroy the evil that threatens their beloved country, Prydain.... A wise and wondrous tale written in epic fashion." --Booklist

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THE BLACK CAULDRON by Lloyd Alexander, David Wyatt | Kirkus Book Reviews
Read the Kirkus Review of THE BLACK CAULDRON . The Book of Three (1964, p. 818, J-262) has just received the invaluable boost that comes with selection as one of ALA's Notable Children's Books.
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Lloyd Alexander

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.

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The Black Cauldron
Lloyd Alexander

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American Library Association Notable Children's Books, Newbery Honor Book

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Square Fish
May 2006
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780805080490
ISBN10: 080508049X
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 1/8 x 7 3/4 inches, 208 pages
Age Range: 8 to 12
Grade Range: 3 to 7 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 760LL

$6.99

Hardcover

Hardcover
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
May 1999
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805061314
ISBN10: 0805061312
Middle-Grade Fiction
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 192 pages
Age Range: 8 to 12
Grade Range: 3 to 7 Information for Librarians

Information for Librarians


Lexile: 760L

$25.99

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
May 2006
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429961929
ISBN10: 1429961929
Middle-Grade Fiction192 pages
Age Range: 8 to 12
Grade Range: 3 to 7
$4.98
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