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Lloyd Alexander (1924–2007)

Autor(a) de The Book of Three

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About the Author

Lloyd Alexander, January 30, 1924 - May 17, 2007 Born Lloyd Chudley Alexander on January 30, 1924, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Allan Audley and Edna Chudley Alexander, Lloyd knew from a young age that he wanted to write. He was reading by the time he was 3, and though he did poorly in school, mostrar mais at the age of fifteen, he announced that he wanted to become a writer. At the age of 19 in 1942, Alexander dropped out of the West Chester State Teachers College in Pennsylvania after only one term. In 1943, he attended Lafayette College in Easton, PA, before dropping out again and joining the United States Army during World War II. Alexander served in the Intelligence Department, stationed in Wales, and then went on to Counter-Intelligence in Paris, where he was promoted to Staff Sergeant. When the war ended in '45, Alexander applied to the Sorbonne, but returned to the States in '46, now married. Alexander worked as an unpublished writer for seven years, accepting positions such as cartoonist, advertising copywriter, layout artist, and associate editor for a small magazine. Directly after the war, he had translated works for such artists as Jean Paul Sartre. In 1955, "And Let the Credit Go" was published, Alexander's first book which led to 10 years of writing for an adult audience. He wrote his first children's book in 1963, entitled "Time Cat," which led to a long career of writing for children and young adults. Alexander is best known for his "Prydain Chronicles" which consist of "The Book of Three" in 1964, "The Black Cauldron" in 1965 which was a Newbery Honor Book, as well as an animated motion picture by Disney which appeared in 1985, "The Castle of Llyr" in 1966, "Taran Wanderer" in 1967, a School Library Journal's Best Book of the Year and "The High King" which won the Newberry Award. Many of his other books have also received awards, such as "The Fortune Tellers," which was a Boston Globe Horn Book Award winner. In 1986, Alexander won the Regina Medal for Lifetime Achievement from the Catholic Library Association. His titles have been translated into many languages including, Dutch, Spanish, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Serbo-Croation and Swedish. He died on May 17, 2007. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras por Lloyd Alexander

The Book of Three (1964) 7,809 exemplares
The High King (1968) 5,975 exemplares
The Castle of Llyr (1966) 5,198 exemplares
Taran Wanderer (1967) 4,934 exemplares
The Foundling and Other Tales of Prydain (1973) — Prefácio — 1,438 exemplares
Westmark (1981) 1,254 exemplares
The Iron Ring (1997) 901 exemplares
The Kestrel (1982) 885 exemplares
The Beggar Queen (1984) 840 exemplares
The Arkadians (1995) 770 exemplares
The Prydain Chronicles (1991) 683 exemplares
The Illyrian Adventure (1986) 679 exemplares
The Wizard in the Tree (1974) 568 exemplares
The Chronicles of Prydain (1964) — Autor — 564 exemplares
The Fortune-Tellers (1992) 554 exemplares
The Cat Who Wished to be a Man (1973) 467 exemplares
The First Two Lives of Lukas-Kasha (1978) 388 exemplares
The El Dorado Adventure (1987) 384 exemplares
The Jedera Adventure (1989) 384 exemplares
Gypsy Rizka (1999) 363 exemplares
The Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio (2007) 359 exemplares
The Rope Trick (2002) 341 exemplares
The Gawgon and the Boy (2001) 327 exemplares
The Drackenberg Adventure (1988) 323 exemplares
The Town Cats and Other Tales (1977) 317 exemplares
The Philadelphia Adventure (1990) 270 exemplares
The Xanadu Adventure (2005) 171 exemplares
The King's Fountain (1971) 111 exemplares
A Lloyd Alexander Collection (2001) 107 exemplares
How the Cat Swallowed Thunder (2000) — Autor — 107 exemplares
The First Chronicles of Prydain (1986) 100 exemplares
The four donkeys (1972) 86 exemplares
Dream-of-Jade: The Emperor's Cat (2005) 81 exemplares
The House Gobbaleen (1687) 75 exemplares
The Truthful Harp (1967) 71 exemplares
The Second Chronicles of Prydain (1986) 69 exemplares
Coll and His White Pig (1965) 57 exemplares
My Five Tigers (1956) 39 exemplares
Border hawk: August Bondi (1958) 37 exemplares
The flagship Hope (1960) 34 exemplares
Fifty Years in the Doghouse (1963) 12 exemplares
Janine is French (1959) 6 exemplares
My love affair with music (1960) 6 exemplares
The Sword Dyrnwyn (1973) 5 exemplares
Le Cronache di Prydain (2022) 2 exemplares
The Rascal Crow [short story] (1973) 2 exemplares
The Stone [short story] (1973) 2 exemplares
Max Mondrosch 2 exemplares
Storie Della Terra Di Prydain (1998) 2 exemplares
Top and Toby (1993) 2 exemplares
And Let the Credit Go (1955) 2 exemplares
Castle of llyr,The 1 exemplar
PEACE 1 exemplar
The Foundling [short story] (1973) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Nausea (1959) — Tradutor, algumas edições9,881 exemplares
The Wall: Stories (1938) — Tradutor, algumas edições2,675 exemplares
Firebirds: An Anthology of Original Fantasy and Science Fiction (2003) — Contribuidor — 818 exemplares
The Big Book for Peace (1990) — Contribuidor — 812 exemplares
Guys Write for Guys Read (2005) — Contribuidor — 764 exemplares
The Dark Frigate (1923) — Introdução, algumas edições739 exemplares
The Black Cauldron [1985 film] (1985) — Original book — 255 exemplares
The Wand in the Word: Conversations with Writers of Fantasy (2006) — Contribuidor — 234 exemplares
The Fantastic Imagination (1977) — Contribuidor — 154 exemplares
A Newbery Halloween (1991) — Introdução — 151 exemplares
The Fantastic Imagination II (1978) — Contribuidor — 95 exemplares
Best Shorts: Favorite Stories for Sharing (2006) — Contribuidor — 89 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Classic Children's Characters (1997) — Contribuidor — 87 exemplares
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories (1980) — Contribuidor — 86 exemplares
The Kingfisher Treasury of Princess Stories (2001) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
Celebrate Cricket: 30 Years of Stories and Art (2003) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
Fantasy Literature: A Core Collection and Reference Guide (1979) — Prefácio — 21 exemplares
Le livre d'or de la Science-Fiction : Le monde des chimères (1981) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Visions and Imaginations: Classic Fantasy Fiction (2005) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 1, September 1974 (1974) — Ilustrador — 7 exemplares
Tales Beyond Time: From Fantasy to Science Fiction. (1973) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 5, January 1974 (1974) — Ilustrador — 6 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 3, November 1974 (1974) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 2, October 1973 (1973) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 3, November 1976 (1976) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 8, April 1974 (1974) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 9, May 1975 (1975) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 4, December 1976 (1976) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 10, June 1975 (1975) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 2, October 1976 (1976) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 5, January 1977 (1977) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 1, September 1977 (1977) — Ilustrador — 3 exemplares
The Wall: (Intimacy) and Other Stories (1969) — Tradutor, algumas edições3 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

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Alexander, Lloyd Chudley
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Localização do túmulo
Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, Delaware County, Pennsylvania (USA Plot: Monticello Mausoleum, B4-Back Wall)
Local de nascimento
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Local de falecimento
Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, USA
Causa da morte
Upper Darby High School (graduated 1940)
University of Paris
Haverford College
Denni, Janine (wife)
Khalil, Madeleine (daughter)
November, Sharyn (goddaughter)
United States Army (WWII)
Prémios e menções honrosas
Upper Darby High School Wall of Fame
Regina Medal (1986)

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[from The Wizard in the Tree]
Lloyd Alexander received the Newbery medal for The High King, the fifth and final book of his distinguished fantasy series about the kingdom of Prydain. His The Marvelous Misadventures of Sebastian, which won the 1971 National Book Award for Children's Books, was described in The Horn Book as "a comic fantasy, successfully combining eighteenth-century briskness with romantic 'moonshine'. It can be read as an exciting series of adventures, of which many of the chapters end with a suspense line. Or it can be read as an allegory on the ambivalent power of beauty. Or -- best of all -- it can be read as the story of Sebastian's apprenticeship to life".

Mr. Alexander's The Cat Who Wished to Be a Man was an ALA Notable Children's Book of 1973. Said School Library Journal, "Lionel, a wizard's cat, persuades his master to turn him into a man. . . . Infused with humor, high spirits, and compassion, Lionel's story is a parable of the human condition that recognizes mankind's many frailties without despariing and offers hope that love and justice may sometimes prevail".



***Group Read: The Chronicles of Prydain (Spoiler) em 75 Books Challenge for 2010 (Maio 2010)
***Group Read: The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander em 75 Books Challenge for 2010 (Maio 2010)
Group Read: The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander em 75 Books Challenge for 2009 (Dezembro 2009)


Jason learns all about a cat's nine lives. One day, Jason’s cat, Gareth, tells him that cats can't live nine lives but can visit nine lives. With the wink of his eye, Gareth transports them to Egypt where they meet Pharaoh Neter-Khet and teach him that cats aren't possessions. From there they go to Rome. Roman soldiers take them to Britain where they meet Cedric Longtooth and his wife. In Ireland, they meet the servant boy who grows up to become St. Patrick. Then it's on to Japan, Italy, Peru, the Isle of Man, and Germany. Their final stop is America. They travel with a peddler and witness the opening events of the Revolutionary War. All of these adventures take but a moment, and Jason returns home in time for dinner.
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kathymariemax | 35 outras críticas | Feb 7, 2024 |
An orphan named Carlo Chuchio reads and dreams when he is supposed to be working for Uncle Evariste. One day, a new bookseller appears in the market. He gives Carlo an ancient book filled with stories. When the book's pages fall from their binding, Carlo finds an old parchment map. He believes that the map shows the way to a royal treasury located somewhere on the "Road of Golden Dreams." It's fortunate that Uncle Evariste fires him soon after this discovery. Carlo, with a bag of money from his kind uncle, sets off to find the treasure. The questionable Baksheesh hires himself as Carlo’s camel puller and, promptly, engages the services of an assistant camel puller—a beautiful Kirkassi girl named Shira. Carlo the Chooch leads an expedition fraught with peril through Keshavar and learns what treasures are most important.
©2024 Kathy Maxwell at https://bookskidslike.com
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kathymariemax | 9 outras críticas | Feb 7, 2024 |
I have not read this book in literally decades. Yet there were scenes and lines of dialogue that I just knew were coming up, even after all that time. Truly, that is a testament to Alexander's writing skill. (See notes on The Black Cauldron for a bit of irony, though.)
Treebeard_404 | 163 outras críticas | Jan 23, 2024 |
I found that, while I remembered much of The Book of Three while listening to it for the first time in decades, I remembered next to nothing of The Black Cauldron. So I got to enjoy it in a different manner.
Treebeard_404 | 95 outras críticas | Jan 23, 2024 |


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