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The Prydain Chronicles are a fantasy classic equally worth re-visiting or discovering for the first time. Whether you're new to fantasy (hello, Rick Riordan fans!) or a weathered veteran, this series provides all the magic and fellowship of Lord of the Rings as it deftly crafts its story from the bones of Welsh mythology. For bonus points: I'm pretty sure Princess Eilonwy is the original Hermione Granger.
Caleb— From Chronicles of Prydain Boxed Set
Millions of young readers have been enthralled by the adventures of Taran the Assistant Pig-Keeper and his lively companions as they journey through the magical land of Prydain--and this gift box set features all five adventures.
First published more than thirty years ago and translated into twenty different languages, Lloyd Alexander's beloved series has become the standard of excellence in fantasy literature for children.
Among their many accolades, the award-winning Chronicles of Prydain count a Newbery Medal, a Newbery Honor, and more than two million copies in print.
The Chronicles of Prydain Boxed Set contains Books 1-5
#1 The Book of Three
#2 The Black Cauldron
#3 The Castle of Llyr
#4 Taran Wanderer
#5 The High King
“An exciting, highly imaginative, and sometimes profound fantasy of humor and heroism.” —The New York Times on The Castle of Llyr
“Once-in-a-lifetime reading that will assure Prydain a permanent place in geographies of fictional territories.” —Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review) on The Black Cauldron
“A very funny adventure tale ... The writing is sophisticated.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books on The Book of Three
“The author ... leavens with high good humor the high fantasy.” —Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review) on The Book of Three
“A wise and wondrous tale.” —Booklist on The Black Cauldron
“Character and dialogue is handled humorously and dextrously, which sets this classic-in-the-making apart from other folklore-based fantasies.” —Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review) on The Castle of Llyr
“All of the color and adventure one expects in the land of fantasy.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books on Taran Wanderer
“The book has the philosophical depth and overtones of great fantasy.” —The Horn Book on The High King