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Lloyd Alexander Biography

Lloyd Alexander is an American author who was born January 30th, 1924 and who passed from this world on May 17th, 2007. He was most known for his published works that were primarily fantasy novels for young children and young adults. His most popular work is a series of novels called The Chronicales of Prydain.

Alexander wrote novel after novel for seven years straight before his first book was published in 1955. When he decided to give writing fantasy novels a try, he succeeded immediately with his first book Time Cat. The book was about his cat Soloman who would be his constant writing companion.



Alexander has won many awards for his works. His novel The High King was awarded the 1969 Newbury Medal for Excellence in American Children’s Literature, he won the Best Book of the Year Award, the National Book Award in category Children’s books, the 1992 Boston Globe Award, the Horn Book Award in the Picture Book category, the U.S. National Book Award in both 1971 and 1982, the Pennbrook Lifetime Achievement Award and The World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement. 

The world renowned author Lloyd Alexander died on May 17, 2007 just two weeks after the death of his wife that he was married to for sixty-one years. He is currently buried at a cemetery located in Drexel Hill. His daughter, Madeleine Khalil passed away in 1990.

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Below is a list of Alexander’s most popular published works

Series:

The Chronicles of Prydain: Follow Taran as he meets a motley crew of people with special talents and becomes involved in an epic battle between good and evil that will ultimately shape the fate of the magical land of Prydain. 

The Book of Three

The Black Cauldron

The Castle of Llyr

Taran Wanderer

The High King 

The Westmark Trilogy: When Theo agrees to print a pamphlet for a traveling showman the last thing he expects is for his master to turn up dead. Now accused of murdering him Theo must flee where he meets a group of friends with their own unique abilities and ends up having to save the entire kingdom from Chief Minister Cabbarus. 

Westmark

The Kestrel

The Beggar Queen

 

The Vesper Holly Series: Setting out on an adventure to find legendary treasure and magical warriors, Vesper Holly and her guardian don’t count on suddenly becoming a target for murder. 

The Illyrian Adventure

The El Dorado Adventure

The Drackenburg Adventure

The Jedera Adventure

The Philadelphia Adventure

The Xanadu Adventure

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