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Lloyd Alexander (1924–2007)

Autore di ˆIl ‰libro dei tre

90+ opere 49,967 membri 716 recensioni 152 preferito


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, mostra altro 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 Alexander worked as an unpublished writer for seven years, accepting positions such as cartoonist, advertising copywriter, layout artist, and associate editor for a small magazine.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) mostra meno


Opere di Lloyd Alexander

ˆIl ‰libro dei tre (1964) 8,053 copie, 165 recensioni
The Black Cauldron (1965) 6,909 copie, 96 recensioni
The High King (1968) 6,062 copie, 57 recensioni
The Castle of Llyr (1966) 5,302 copie, 60 recensioni
Taran Wanderer (1967) 5,035 copie, 62 recensioni
The Foundling and Other Tales of Prydain (1973) — Prefazione — 1,467 copie, 21 recensioni
Terra d'occidente: romanzo (1981) 1,276 copie, 21 recensioni
The Iron Ring (1997) 930 copie, 11 recensioni
The Kestrel (1982) 901 copie, 16 recensioni
The Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen (1991) 900 copie, 5 recensioni
The Beggar Queen (1984) 857 copie, 12 recensioni
The Arkadians (1995) 786 copie, 11 recensioni
The Illyrian Adventure (1986) 700 copie, 11 recensioni
The Prydain Chronicles (1991) 698 copie, 10 recensioni
La saga di Prydain (1964) — Autore — 634 copie, 14 recensioni
The Wizard in the Tree (1974) 587 copie, 8 recensioni
The Fortune-Tellers (1992) 569 copie, 16 recensioni
The Cat Who Wished to be a Man (1973) 487 copie, 4 recensioni
The Marvelous Misadventures of Sebastian (1970) 475 copie, 4 recensioni
The First Two Lives of Lukas-Kasha (1978) 401 copie, 4 recensioni
The El Dorado Adventure (1987) 395 copie, 7 recensioni
The Jedera Adventure (1989) 391 copie, 4 recensioni
The Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio (2007) 371 copie, 10 recensioni
Gypsy Rizka (1999) 370 copie, 6 recensioni
The Rope Trick (2002) 346 copie, 7 recensioni
The Gawgon and the Boy (2001) 340 copie, 4 recensioni
The Town Cats and Other Tales (1977) 331 copie, 4 recensioni
The Drackenberg Adventure (1988) 329 copie, 2 recensioni
The Philadelphia Adventure (1990) 272 copie, 2 recensioni
The Xanadu Adventure (2005) 176 copie, 5 recensioni
The King's Fountain (1971) 114 copie, 3 recensioni
How the Cat Swallowed Thunder (2000) — Autore — 108 copie, 3 recensioni
A Lloyd Alexander Collection (2001) 108 copie, 2 recensioni
The First Chronicles of Prydain (1986) 105 copie, 1 recensione
The four donkeys (1972) 88 copie, 4 recensioni
The House Gobbaleen (1995) 79 copie, 1 recensione
The Truthful Harp (1967) 74 copie, 1 recensione
The Second Chronicles of Prydain (1986) 74 copie, 1 recensione
Coll and His White Pig (1965) 65 copie, 1 recensione
My Five Tigers (1983) 40 copie, 2 recensioni
Border hawk: August Bondi (1958) 38 copie, 1 recensione
The flagship Hope (1960) 34 copie, 1 recensione
Janine is French (1959) 6 copie
The Sword Dyrnwyn (1973) 5 copie, 1 recensione
Le Cronache di Prydain (2022) 3 copie
And Let the Credit Go (1955) 2 copie
Max Mondrosch 2 copie
The Stone [short story] (1973) 2 copie
Top and Toby (1993) 2 copie
PEACE 1 copia

Opere correlate

La nausea (1938) — Traduttore, alcune edizioni10,088 copie, 85 recensioni
Il muro (1938) — Traduttore, alcune edizioni2,748 copie, 24 recensioni
The Big Book for Peace (1990) — Collaboratore — 838 copie, 14 recensioni
Firebirds: An Anthology of Original Fantasy and Science Fiction (2003) — Collaboratore — 820 copie, 28 recensioni
Guys Write for Guys Read (2005) — Collaboratore — 778 copie, 13 recensioni
The Dark Frigate (1923) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni765 copie, 15 recensioni
The Black Cauldron [1985 film] (1985) — Original book — 270 copie, 2 recensioni
The Wand in the Word: Conversations with Writers of Fantasy (2006) — Collaboratore — 238 copie, 9 recensioni
The Outspoken Princess and The Gentle Knight: A Treasury of Modern Fairy Tales (1994) — Collaboratore — 200 copie, 2 recensioni
La notte di Halloween (1991) — Introduzione — 156 copie, 2 recensioni
The Fantastic Imagination (1977) — Collaboratore — 155 copie, 1 recensione
The Fantastic Imagination II (1978) — Collaboratore — 96 copie
The Penguin Book of Classic Children's Characters (1997) — Collaboratore — 93 copie
Best Shorts: Favorite Stories for Sharing (2006) — Collaboratore — 90 copie, 5 recensioni
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories (1980) — Collaboratore — 86 copie
The Kingfisher Treasury of Princess Stories (2001) — Collaboratore — 58 copie
Celebrate Cricket: 30 Years of Stories and Art (2003) — Collaboratore — 43 copie
A Newbery Zoo: A dozen animal stories by Newbery Award-winning authors (1995) — Collaboratore — 33 copie, 1 recensione
Visions and Imaginations: Classic Fantasy Fiction (2005) — Collaboratore — 13 copie
Tales Beyond Time: From Fantasy to Science Fiction. (1973) — Collaboratore — 7 copie
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 1, September 1974 (1974) — Illustratore — 7 copie
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 5, January 1974 (1974) — Illustratore — 6 copie
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 3, November 1976 (1976) — Collaboratore — 5 copie
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 3, November 1974 (1974) — Collaboratore — 5 copie
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 2, October 1973 (1973) — Collaboratore — 5 copie
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 4, December 1976 (1976) — Collaboratore — 4 copie
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 8, April 1974 (1974) — Collaboratore — 4 copie
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 9, May 1975 (1975) — Collaboratore — 4 copie
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 10, June 1975 (1975) — Collaboratore — 3 copie
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 2, October 1976 (1976) — Collaboratore — 3 copie
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 5, January 1977 (1977) — Collaboratore — 3 copie
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 1, September 1977 (1977) — Illustratore — 3 copie
The Wall: (Intimacy) and Other Stories (1969) — Traduttore, alcune edizioni3 copie


Informazioni generali

Nome legale
Alexander, Lloyd Chudley
Data di nascita
Data di morte
Luogo di sepoltura
Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, Delaware County, Pennsylvania (USA Plot: Monticello Mausoleum, B4-Back Wall)
Luogo di nascita
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Luogo di morte
Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, USA
Causa della morte
Upper Darby High School (graduated 1940)
University of Paris
Haverford College
Attività lavorative
Denni, Janine (wife)
Khalil, Madeleine (daughter)
November, Sharyn (goddaughter)
United States Army (WWII)
Premi e riconoscimenti
Upper Darby High School Wall of Fame
Regina Medal (1986)
Breve biografia
[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) in 75 Books Challenge for 2010 (Mag 2010)
***Group Read: The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander in 75 Books Challenge for 2010 (Mag 2010)
Group Read: The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander in 75 Books Challenge for 2009 (Dicembre 2009)


When fourth fiddler Sebastian loses his place in the Baron's orchestra, he has to leave the only home he knows--which turns out to be the least of his troubles. He rescues a stray cat from a group of tormentors, who then smash his precious violin; and the troubled young boy he tries to help turns out to be the Crown Princess, on the run from an arranged marriage. Sebastian, Princess Isabel, and Presto the cat soon find themselves fleeing stuffy officials, hired assassins, furious guardsmen and sentries--and, in their journey, find out what is truly important in life. The action and humor never stop in Lloyd Alexander's classic novel, written on the heels of his famed Prydain Chronicles.… (altro)
LynneQuan | 3 altre recensioni | Jul 23, 2024 |
Theo is traveling through Westmark, learning about the country of which he will soon be Prince Consort. He is not surprised to find great poverty-Mickle (now known as Princess Augusta) could have told him that from her years on the street. His friend Florian could have told him about the aristocracy's graft and corruption. But neither could have foreseen a loaded pistol in the practiced hand of the assassin Skeit. The echoes of that shot ring from the muskets and cannons of a Westmark suddenly at war-a war that turns simple, honest men into cold-blooded killers, Mickle into a military commander, and Theo himself into a stranger...… (altro)
LynneQuan | 15 altre recensioni | Jul 23, 2024 |
When Theo agrees to print a traveling showman's pamphlet, he only thinks of the money it will bring in. Instead, it sets off a chain reaction that results in the smashing of the press and the murder of his master. Caught on the wrong side of the law, Theo must flee the city. Soon, he has teamed up with the traveling showman Count Las Bombas (who is actually a con artist) and his servant. The trio is soon joined by Mickle, a clever, strong-willed girl with a mysterious past. Performing feats that astound and amaze, the motley crew falls into a trap set by Chief Minister Cabbarus, who is determined to wrest power from the grief-stricken king. Now they must not only save themselves-they must save the kingdom...… (altro)
LynneQuan | 20 altre recensioni | Jul 23, 2024 |
Taran is an Assistant Pig-Keeper no longer; he has become a hero. Now he dreams of winning the hand of the Princess Eilonwy. Eager to find his origins, Taran sets off with the faithful Gurgi on a quest across the marvelous land of Prydain. Their journey takes them to the three witches in the Marshes of Morva, through the many realms of Prydain, and finally to the mystical Mirror of Llunet, which may hold a truth about Taran's identity that he cannot bear to face. In the course of his travels, Taran will learn much about his world and the good and bad people in it, but will also discover much about himself.… (altro)
LynneQuan | 61 altre recensioni | Jul 23, 2024 |


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