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The Chronicles of Prydain is a five volume series of children's fantasy novels by Lloyd Alexander. The stories follow the adventures of a young man named Taran, who has been awarded the honorific of Assistant Pig-Keeper but dreams of being a great hero, and his companions Princess Eilonwy, Fflewddur Fflam the wandering bard and king, and a creature called Gurgi. Fantasy is a genre of art, literature, film, television, and music that uses magic and other supernatural forms as a primary element of either plot, theme, setting, or all three. ... Book cover of The High King Lloyd (Chudley) Alexander (born January 30, 1924 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is the author of a number of fantasy books for children and adolescents, as well as several adult novels. ... Taran the assistant pig-keeper is the fictional protagonist of Lloyd Alexanders The Chronicles of Prydain series of books, as well as in the film and game based on the second novel, The Black Cauldron. ... Eilonwy escaping the dungeons Princess Eilonwy is a fictional character in Lloyd Alexanders The Chronicles of Prydain. ... Fflewddur Fflam is a cantrev lord in the imaginary country of Prydain, in Lloyd Alexanders Chronicles of Prydain. ...


The novels are inspired by Welsh mythology, particularly stories of the Mabinogion. They are not, however, simple retellings of those myths - a point Alexander himself makes in an author's note - various characters have been changed, and stories conflated, so a student of Welsh culture should be prepared for surprises as Arawn is made into an enemy, and Gwydion loses all of his negative characteristics. The Horned King has his roots in Cernunnos, although the Horned King is thoroughly evil and Arawn's champion. National motto: Cymru am byth (Welsh: Wales for ever) Waless location within the UK Official languages English, Welsh Capital Cardiff Largest city Cardiff First Minister Rhodri Morgan Area  - Total Ranked 3rd UK 20,779 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 3rd UK 2,903,085 140/km² NUTS 1... Welsh mythology, the remnants of the mythology of the pre-Christian Britons, has come down to us in much altered form in medieval Welsh manuscripts such as the Red Book of Hergest, the White Book of Rhydderch, the Book of Aneirin and the Book of Taliesin. ... The Mabinogion is a collection of prose stories from medieval Welsh manuscripts. ... In Welsh mythology, Arawn was the Lord of the Underworld, which was called Annwn. ... In Welsh mythology, Gwydion is a magician appearing prominantly in the Fourth Branch of the Mabinogion and the ancient poem Cad Goddeu. ... Depiction of Cernunnos from the Pilier des nautes, Paris Cernunnos in Celtic polytheism is the deified spirit of horned male animals, especially of stags, a nature god associated with produce and fertility. ...


The chronicles have long been recognized by parents and teachers as an invaluable and classic addition to the canon of classic children's literature from the 20th century. For many years since their publication The Chronicles of Prydain have held their own in sales and readership against other famous children's fantasy series such as The Chronicles of Narnia. The cover to an audio book edition of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis, with artwork by Leo and Diane Dillon The Chronicles of Narnia is a series of seven fantasy novels for children written by C.S. Lewis. ...


The Black Cauldron, an animated film loosely based on the first two books, was released by the Walt Disney Company in 1985, it survives still as a cult classic, though it is a poor adaptation of the books at best. As of 2005 Mr. Alexander has indicated that Disney still holds the film rights to all five of the Prydain books, but has no intention of re-producing any of them, even though recent times have seen a marked rise in popularity for fantasy films, such as Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia. Many fans of the books, young and old, remain hopeful that a more faithful live-action realization of the books will eventuate. The Black Cauldron is the twenty-fifth film in the Disney animated features canon. ... Animation refers to the process in which each frame of a film or movie is produced individually, whether generated as a computer graphic, or by photographing a drawn image, or by repeatedly making small changes to a model (see claymation and stop motion), and then photographing the result. ... The Walt Disney Company (most commonly known as Disney) (NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ... Cover of the original novel in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone. ... Dust jacket of the 1968 UK edition The Lord of the Rings is an epic fantasy story by J. R. R. Tolkien, a sequel to his earlier work, The Hobbit. ... The cover to an audio book edition of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis, with artwork by Leo and Diane Dillon The Chronicles of Narnia is a series of seven fantasy novels for children written by C.S. Lewis. ...


The Chronicles of Prydain

  1. The Book of Three (1964)
  2. The Black Cauldron (1965)
  3. The Castle of Llyr (1966)
  4. Taran Wanderer (1967)
  5. The High King (1968) - Winner of the 1969 Newbery Medal
  6. The Foundling and Other Tales from Prydain (1970)

The Book of Three is the first of Lloyd Alexanders five-part novel series Chronicles of Prydain (first published 1964). ... For the Nintendo 64 emulator, see 1964 (Emulator). ... The Black Cauldron can refer to. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ... In this, the fourth book of the Chronicles series, Taran continues his adventures by exploring in more depth who he his and what his background is. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The High King is the last in the Chronicles of Prydain series of books by Lloyd Alexander. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday For other uses, see Number 1969. ... The John Newbery Medal is a literary award given by the Association for Library Service to Children of the American Library Association (ALA) to the author of the most outstanding American book for children. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ...

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The Chronicles of Prydain Summary (370 words)
The Chronicles of Prydain is a five-volume series of children's fantasy novels by Lloyd Alexander.
The chronicles have been recognized by parents and teachers as valuable addition to the canon of classic children's literature from the 20th century.
For many years since their publication The Chronicles of Prydain have held their own in sales and readership against other famous children's fantasy series such as The Chronicles of Narnia.
The Chronicles of Prydain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (395 words)
The chronicles have been recognized by parents and teachers as valuable addition to the canon of classic children's literature from the 20th century.
For many years since their publication The Chronicles of Prydain have held their own in sales and readership against other famous children's fantasy series such as The Chronicles of Narnia.
Alexander has indicated that Disney still holds the film rights to all five of the Prydain books, but has no intention of creating any further adaptations, even though recent times have seen a marked rise in popularity for fantasy films, such as Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia.
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