The Foundling and Other Tales of Prydain

Puffin Books, 1973 - 122 Seiten
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The world of Prydain is a world of adventure, magic, and - most of all - imagination!

Enter Prydain for a journey into enchantment. Meet Dallben the enhcanter as a foundling, and follow him through his youth. Learn the sad history of the sword Dyrnwyn, and rejoice at the romance of Princess Angharad at the Castle of Llyr. Discover the secret of Doli of the Fair Folk and his magic stone. Take a step into the land of Prydain - a place you will never forget.

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Review: The Foundling and Other Tales of Prydain (The Chronicles of Prydain)

Nutzerbericht  - Drew Graham - Goodreads

The land of Prydain is home to many legends and stories, and not only those contained in the five books that comprise The Chronicles of Prydain. This book presents eight stories of the history and ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Review: The Foundling and Other Tales of Prydain (The Chronicles of Prydain)

Nutzerbericht  - Jeremy Preacher - Goodreads

The Foundling is an awfully slight little collection. The stories are more fables than anything, with morals rather than plots. For that, they're not bad - "The Smith, the Weaver, and the Harper" and ... Vollständige Rezension lesen


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Über den Autor (1973)

Lloyd Alexander, January 30, 1924 - May 17, 2007 Born Lloyd Chudley Alexander on January 30, 1924, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Allan Audley and Edna Chudley Alexander, Lloyd knew from a young age that he wanted to write. He was reading by the time he was 3, and though he did poorly in school, at the age of fifteen, he announced that he wanted to become a writer. At the age of 19 in 1942, Alexander dropped out of the West Chester State Teachers College in Pennsylvania after only one term. In 1943, he attended Lafayette College in Easton, PA, before dropping out again and joining the United States Army during World War II. Alexander served in the Intelligence Department, stationed in Wales, and then went on to Counter-Intelligence in Paris, where he was promoted to Staff Sergeant. When the war ended in '45, Alexander applied to the Sorbonne, but returned to the States in '46, now married. Alexander worked as an unpublished writer for seven years, accepting positions such as cartoonist, advertising copywriter, layout artist, and associate editor for a small magazine. Directly after the war, he had translated works for such artists as Jean Paul Sartre. In 1955, "And Let the Credit Go" was published, Alexander's first book which led to 10 years of writing for an adult audience. He wrote his first children's book in 1963, entitled "Time Cat," which led to a long career of writing for children and young adults. Alexander is best known for his "Prydain Chronicles" which consist of "The Book of Three" in 1964, "The Black Cauldron" in 1965 which was a Newbery Honor Book, as well as an animated motion picture by Disney which appeared in 1985, "The Castle of Llyr" in 1966, "Taran Wanderer" in 1967, a School Library Journal's Best Book of the Year and "The High King" which won the Newberry Award. Many of his other books have also received awards, such as "The Fortune Tellers," which was a Boston Globe Horn Book Award winner. In 1986, Alexander won the Regina Medal for Lifetime Achievement from the Catholic Library Association. His titles have been translated into many languages including, Dutch, Spanish, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Serbo-Croation and Swedish. He died on May 17, 2007.

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