The Book of Three
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The Book of Three
Lloyd Alexander
Fantasy & Science Fiction
Aug 20, 2018
The Book of Three, the initial installment of The Chronicles of Prydain, a fabled five-volume series, was only Lloyd Alexander’s second novel, yet it permanently established him as a writer for adolescents whose work could be enjoyed with uninhibited and even critical pleasure by adult readers as well. Deriving their uncommon template from Welsh legends, The Book of Three and its sequels offer not only thrills, but humor and romance in delightful measure, providing a sense of human scale amid the fantastical doings that makes the characters’ extraordinary experiences relevant to the perilous real-life heroics of growing up.
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Oct 28, 2018
This is only the second time in my life that I've seen Lloyd Alexander's masterwork of fantasy on a book list. I read the Book of Three and the other Chronicles when I was a teenager, and I loved them, much like I loved Rowlings Harry Potter series, and for much the same reasons.
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Nov 4, 2018
I loved this series as a kid--Alexander was one of my favorite authors for years.
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Nov 25, 2018
I discovered this book, or the series, in about 1970, and recommended that our local library carry it, so that my children could read it. And myself, of course. And they did.
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