Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

The Chronicles of Prydain

The Chronicles of Prydain have become the standard of excellence in fantasy literature for children. 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 become involved in an epic struggle between good and evil that shapes the fate of the legendary land of Prydain.

The Black Cauldron was a Newbery Honor Book, and The High King won the Newbery Medal for “the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.”

Books in this Series

The Foundling
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The Foundling

The Chronicles of Prydain (Volume 6)
Lloyd Alexander
Square Fish

A companion book to The Chronicles of Prydain, this collection of short stories revisits beloved characters and reveals more about the history of the magical land of Prydain.

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The High King
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The High King

The Chronicles of Prydain (Volume 5)
Lloyd Alexander
Square Fish

The High King by Lloyd Alexander

When the most powerful weapon in the land of Prydain falls into the hands of Arawn, Lord of the Land of Death, Taran and Prince Gwydion rally an army...

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Taran Wanderer
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Taran Wanderer

The Chronicles of Prydain (Volume 4)
Lloyd Alexander
Square Fish

Taran Wanderer, the fourth book in Lloyd Alexander's The Chronicles of Prydain

Taran is an Assistant Pig-Keeper no longer--he has become a hero. Now he dreams of winning the hand of...

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The Castle of Llyr
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The Castle of Llyr

The Chronicles of Prydain (Volume 3)
Lloyd Alexander
Square Fish

Henry Holt Books for Young Readers is proud to publish this 50th Anniversary Edition of Lloyd Alexander's classic The Castle of Llyr, the third book in the Chronicles of Prydain. Whether...

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The Black Cauldron 50th Anniversary Edition
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The Black Cauldron 50th Anniversary Edition

The Chronicles of Prydain (Volume 2)
Lloyd Alexander; foreword by Rebecca Stead
Square Fish

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...

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The Black Cauldron
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The Black Cauldron

The Chronicles of Prydain (Volume 2)
Lloyd Alexander
Square Fish

The Black Cauldron, the Newbery Medal-winning second book in Lloyd Alexander's The Chronicles of Prydain

In the land of Prydain, evil is never far away. Arawn, Lord of the Land of Death,...

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The Book of Three, 50th Anniversary Edition
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The Book of Three, 50th Anniversary Edition

The Chronicles of Prydain (Volume 1)
Lloyd Alexander; introduction by Shannon Hale
Square Fish

Henry Holt Books for Young Readers is proud to publish this 50th Anniversary Edition of Lloyd Alexander's classic The Book of Three, the first book in the Chronicles of Prydain, with a new...

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The Book of Three
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The Book of Three

The Chronicles of Prydain (Volume 1)
Lloyd Alexander
Square Fish

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

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The Chronicles of Prydain
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The Chronicles of Prydain

The Chronicles of Prydain
Lloyd Alexander
Holt Books for Young Readers

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. First published more...

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The Chronicles of Prydain Boxed Set
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The Chronicles of Prydain Boxed Set

The Chronicles of Prydain
Lloyd Alexander
Square Fish

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. First published more...

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About the author

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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