The Foundling

And Other Tales of Prydain

The Chronicles of Prydain (Volume 6 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 Foundling

"These fables are so well-crafted with their legendary flavor, one could actually swear they were thickened and retold by the wandering bards of Prydain itself."
--Seattle Post Intelligencer

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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 Foundling
And Other Tales of Prydain
Lloyd Alexander

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Square Fish
May 2006
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780805080537
ISBN10: 0805080538
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 1/8 x 7 3/4 inches, 112 pages
Age Range: 8 to 12
Grade Range: 3 to 7 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 870LL
F&P Level A-Z: T

$6.99

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
May 2006
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429961974
ISBN10: 142996197X
Middle-Grade Fiction112 pages
Age Range: 8 to 12
Grade Range: 3 to 7
$4.98
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