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Taran Wanderer - Lloyd Alexander
Taran Wanderer
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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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780805080513 (0805080511)
Publisher: Square Fish
Pages no: 218
Edition language: English
Series: The Chronicles of Prydain (#4)
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I Cannot Live Without Books!
I Cannot Live Without Books! rated it
5.0 Taran Wanderer
The best one so far in this series - still one to go! Love Taran and the growth he has and the wisdom he learns. My favorite quote is from Hevydd, the blacksmith: "Life's a forge, say I! Face the pounding; don't fear the proving; and you'll stand well against any hammer and anvil!"
Irresponsible Reader
Irresponsible Reader rated it
4.0 How many roads must Taran wander down before . . .
The one question that's plagued Taran all his life is just who is he? Who is his family? Is there any chance at all that his family is some sort of nobility? This last question has taken on a new level of importance to him as he has realized that he's in love with a princess and can't do anything ab...
Dang Rover: Cover to Cover
Dang Rover: Cover to Cover rated it
3.5 #TaranWanderer Oh, Hello Charm! I was wondering where you were...
I'm so happy to have stuck with the early books in this series I was struggling with. There has been a wonderful improvement in the writing quality as the series moves on. It's finally feeling like the choppy--even lazy--writing has stopped getting in the way of a charming story. I hope I will fin...
thechristined
thechristined rated it
5.0 Taran Wanderer
Review coming soon.
Because I'm Batman
Because I'm Batman rated it
2.0 Taran Wanderer by Lloyd Alexander (2 stars)
I made it through Book 4 of the Chronicles of Prydain. Only one more to go and I can officially discard the shame of having never read one of the most lauded series in children's literature. ;) This book is, as the title suggests, all about Taran ... and the wandering he does. The pacing and plottin...
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