The Black Cauldron
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.
Publish date: May 16th 2006
Publisher: Square Fish
Pages no: 182
Edition language: English
Series: The Chronicles of Prydain (#2)
This book has no clothes! Oh, wait...I'm getting my allegories mixed up. The emperor wasn't wearing any clothes, but only a little girl had the sense to point it out. Or maybe she lacked the sense to keep it to herself. So do I have any sense? Probably not. Because despite the universal love and...
Prince Gwydion announces it is time to make an attack against Arawn and his indestructible Cauldron-Born army by destroying the Black Cauldron from which they are made. Taran, Fflewddur, Doli, and a number of other friends of the prince join him in his quest, but it quickly proves to be more dangero...
Why am I reading this at all? This is for young young people? I'll read through this series with "speed" so that I can have the education of a classic. Hopefully I learn something.This book may have been a classic or a standard in its time but it is total crap in totals flooded fantasy market.Same s...
I don't really have anything bad to say about this story. It was entertaining, humorous in the right spots and horribly sad in others. Taran's character develops further, this time through quite a bit of suffering and not a little humble pie. And Doli gets to be his awesome self.I think the thing th...
I forgot how much of a jump there was from books 1 to 2 in this series. Where the first was serviceable but somewhat plain and clunky, this one kept all the pace and the interesting characters but flowed along like a relentless river. What things there are that bugged me are not a function of the bo...