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The Book Of Three (Chronicles Of Prydain) - Lloyd Alexander
The Book Of Three (Chronicles Of Prydain)
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Taran is desperate for adventure, something in short supply for a lowly assistant pig-keeper. When the famous oracular pig Hen Wen vanishes, Taran begins a perilous quest which demands all his courage and strength. Accompanied by his larger-than-life band of followers including hot-headed Eilonwy... show more
Taran is desperate for adventure, something in short supply for a lowly assistant pig-keeper. When the famous oracular pig Hen Wen vanishes, Taran begins a perilous quest which demands all his courage and strength. Accompanied by his larger-than-life band of followers including hot-headed Eilonwy and the disgruntled dwarf Doli, Taran confronts the evil forces of the Horned King, the witch Achren, and their army of lifeless cauldron-born warriors.
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ISBN: 9780746060384 (0746060386)
Edition language: English
Series: The Chronicles of Prydain (#1)
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Irresponsible Reader
Irresponsible Reader rated it
4.0 A hunt for an escaped pig leads a hero into adventures
I'm pretty sure that I've mentioned once or twice before here that The Chronicles of Prydain were the books that got me into fantasy. The Chronicles of Narnia made me a fan of Narnia, but really didn't carry over to anything outside of Narnia (at least until I got older and tried Mere Christianity)....
Of Ages Past: The Writing of Anne Marie Gazzolo
Of Ages Past: The Writing of Anne Marie Gazzolo rated it
4.0 The Book Of Three: The Chronicles Of Prydain Book One
Lloyd Alexander's five-volume masterpiece draws you in straightaway with likable people and an interesting plot. Frustrated Assistant Pig-Keeper, Taran, longs to learn sword-fighting, but at this point in his life, one of his tutors, Coll, wants him to make horseshoes instead. Luckily, there are no ...
Dang Rover: Cover to Cover
Dang Rover: Cover to Cover rated it
3.0 More Classics That I Missed Growing Up...#TheBookofThree #Prydian
The Chronicles of Prydain keep coming up as another classic series I should have read but never did. The first, The Book of Three, is very simplistic in plot and device. I don't know what kids expected in 1964, but I felt like for today's Harry Potter world kids can be trusted with quite a bit more ...
Book Sand Worm
Book Sand Worm rated it
5.0 Book Review: The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander
The BasicsTaran takes care of the pig. Needless to say that’s not a very satisfying life for him, and really he longs for adventure. But when adventure finds him, will he be ready?My ThoughtsI don’t usually do well with middle grade, but this book has shown me that it can be done well. It is possibl...
thechristined
thechristined rated it
5.0 The Book of Three
Taran, an Assistant Pig-Keeper, has grown up wishing for something more. When Hen Wen, the oracular pig he’s supposed to be keeping safe runs away, he finds himself face to face with adventure. With the help of strangers he meets on his journey – including a prince, a furry creature who is more inte...
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