***Group Read: The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander
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I invite all and sundry to join me for a group read of The Chronicles of Prydain, a five-book children's fantasy series loosely based on Welsh mythology. The books are The Book of Three, The Black Cauldron, The Castle of Llyr, Taran Wanderer, and The High King, and are my very favorite children's fantasy series. I love how events throughout the five books are all woven together in inevitable but unforseen fashion. The second book was a Newbury Honor Book and the 5th won the Newbury Medal, but you will be unable to appreciate it without the first four. The schedule will start in January, on January 10 for the first book, and proceed at the rate of one per month through May 10. I look forward to sharing this with those of you who choose to join me.
Lloyd Alexander's always been a favorite and I have access to The Black Cauldron and The High King, so I hope it works out that I can join.
I'm very excited for this group read!
I'm so excited, ahah.
I'm going right now to pull my books off my shelf. Happy reading this week and I'll see everyone on next Sunday to start the discussion.
Thanks to the 75 group of 2008 I learned about these books and lended them from the library. I liked them so much I needed to have my own copies and found them all last year, so I am ready!
I know we have a copy of the Book of Three *somewhere*. If I can't find it in the kids bookcase (darn kids keep borrowing my books and not returning them), I'm going to have to start trying under the beds...
Fliss, if you want to borrow mine, shout - it's probably easier for me to push them through your letterbox than for Stasia to tappity-tap her way through, no?
It is about the adventures of pig care giver in a "netherland" with all the bads, weirds, goods, evils, and all that other stuff. It is so wonderfully written that I could actually "see" what was going on as I was reading it.
I actually should have read this one in January I believe but just did not have enough time to do all of my January reads last month. So I am attempting to play catch-up this month. Which means (ohhhh, goody, goody), I get to read the second of this series: The Black Cauldron as soon as it arrives.
I really thought I did not like fantasy nor YA, but am finding that the more I read of it, the better I like it. These are really fun. I hope that a lot of you out there have joined this group read. It truly is enchanting.
These are every bit as good as Harry Potter; just much shorter and different.