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Macmillan Children's Book

The Black Cauldron 50th Anniversary Edition

The Chronicles of Prydain, Book 2

The Chronicles of Prydain (Volume 2)

Author: Lloyd Alexander; foreword by Rebecca Stead

The Black Cauldron 50th Anniversary Edition

The Black Cauldron 50th Anniversary Edition

$10.99

About This Book

Henry Holt Books for Young Readers is proud to publish this 50th Anniversary Edition of Lloyd Alexander's classic Newbery Honor winner The Black Cauldron, the second book in the Chronicles...

Page Count
224
On Sale
09/01/2015

Book Details

Henry Holt Books for Young Readers is proud to publish this 50th Anniversary Edition of Lloyd Alexander's classic Newbery Honor winner The Black Cauldron, the second book in the Chronicles of Prydain, with a new introduction by fellow Newbery Honor winner Rebecca Stead.

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 the 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 a special meaning. For Taran, it is the glorious opportunity to use his first sword in battle. But war requires a sacrifice greater than he'd ever imagined. . . .

Imprint Publisher

Square Fish

ISBN

9781250067593

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In The News

“The same characteristics that made the first book so rich are again present--a fine flow of words; an intricate, 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 50th Anniversary Edition

The Black Cauldron 50th Anniversary Edition

$10.99