Taran Wanderer (The Chronicles of Prydain No. 4)

By: Alexander, Lloyd

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An exceptional copy. 2006 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 272 pp. Taran, the assistant pig-keeper who wants to be a hero, goes questing for knowledge of his parentage, hoping that his journey will ennoble him in the eyes of Eilonwy, the princess with the red-gold hair. Accompanied by several loyal friends, Taran begins his search when three wily enchantresses of the Marshes of Morva send him to consult the Mirror of Llunet for the answers he is seeking, cryptically promising that the finding takes no more than the looking. During his adventures he meets Craddoc, the shepherd, and the common people of Prydain, whom he comes to respect and admire. With their help, he continues his mission to learn the secret of the Mirror and the truth about himself. 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. In their more than thirty years in print, the Chronicles of Prydain have become the standard of excellence in fantasy literature for children.

Title: Taran Wanderer (The Chronicles of Prydain No. 4)

Author: Alexander, Lloyd

Categories: Fantasy, Children,

Publisher: Henry Holt: 2006

ISBN Number: 0805080511

ISBN Number 13: 9780805080513

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2287188

Keywords: PRYDAIN CHRONICLES IMAGINARY PLACE FICTION ADVENTURE FANTASY SERIES BLACK CAULDRON LLOYD ALEXANDER TARAN ASSISTANT PIG KEEPER ARAWN,