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Lloyd Alexander (1924–2007)

Autor de The Book of Three

84+ Obras 49,238 Miembros 704 Reseñas 150 Preferidas

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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 más 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 Alexander worked as an unpublished writer for seven years, accepting positions such as cartoonist, advertising copywriter, layout artist, and associate editor for a small magazine.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 de Lloyd Alexander

The Book of Three (1964) 7,869 copias
El caldero negro (1965) 6,840 copias
El gran rey (1968) 6,025 copias
El castillo de Llyr (1966) 5,239 copias
Taran el vagabundo (1967) 4,989 copias
The Foundling and Other Tales of Prydain (1973) — Prólogo — 1,448 copias
Westmark (1981) 1,267 copias
The Iron Ring (1997) 912 copias
The Kestrel (1982) 892 copias
The Beggar Queen (1984) 849 copias
The Arkadians (1995) 774 copias
The Prydain Chronicles (1991) 690 copias
The Illyrian Adventure (1986) 687 copias
The Wizard in the Tree (1974) 577 copias
The Chronicles of Prydain (1964) — Autor — 572 copias
The Fortune-Tellers (1992) 558 copias
The El Dorado Adventure (1987) 389 copias
The Jedera Adventure (1989) 385 copias
Gypsy Rizka (1999) 365 copias
The Rope Trick (2002) 342 copias
The Gawgon and the Boy (2001) 333 copias
The Drackenberg Adventure (1988) 326 copias
The Philadelphia Adventure (1990) 271 copias
The Xanadu Adventure (2005) 173 copias
The King's Fountain (1971) 113 copias
How the Cat Swallowed Thunder (2000) — Autor — 108 copias
A Lloyd Alexander Collection (2001) 108 copias
The four donkeys (1972) 88 copias
The House Gobbaleen (1687) 77 copias
The Truthful Harp (1967) 73 copias
Coll and His White Pig (1965) 58 copias
My Five Tigers (1956) 40 copias
Border hawk: August Bondi (1958) 37 copias
The flagship Hope (1960) 34 copias
Fifty Years in the Doghouse (1963) 12 copias
My love affair with music (1960) 6 copias
Janine is French (1959) 6 copias
The Sword Dyrnwyn (1973) 5 copias
Le Cronache di Prydain (2022) 3 copias
The Stone [short story] (1973) 2 copias
Top and Toby (1993) 2 copias
And Let the Credit Go (1955) 2 copias
Max Mondrosch 2 copias
PEACE 1 copia

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A Newbery Halloween (1991) — Introducción — 152 copias
The Fantastic Imagination II (1978) — Contribuidor — 96 copias
Best Shorts: Favorite Stories for Sharing (2006) — Contribuidor — 90 copias
The Penguin Book of Classic Children's Characters (1997) — Contribuidor — 88 copias
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories (1980) — Contribuidor — 86 copias
The Kingfisher Treasury of Princess Stories (2001) — Contribuidor — 54 copias
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Cricket Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 1, September 1974 (1974) — Ilustrador — 7 copias
Tales Beyond Time: From Fantasy to Science Fiction. (1973) — Contribuidor — 7 copias
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 5, January 1974 (1974) — Ilustrador — 6 copias
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 3, November 1974 (1974) — Contribuidor — 5 copias
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 2, October 1973 (1973) — Contribuidor — 5 copias
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 3, November 1976 (1976) — Contribuidor — 5 copias
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 8, April 1974 (1974) — Contribuidor — 4 copias
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 9, May 1975 (1975) — Contribuidor — 4 copias
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 4, December 1976 (1976) — Contribuidor — 4 copias
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 10, June 1975 (1975) — Contribuidor — 3 copias
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 2, October 1976 (1976) — Contribuidor — 3 copias
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 5, January 1977 (1977) — Contribuidor — 3 copias
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 1, September 1977 (1977) — Ilustrador — 3 copias
The Wall: (Intimacy) and Other Stories (1969) — Traductor, algunas ediciones3 copias


Conocimiento común

Nombre legal
Alexander, Lloyd Chudley
Fecha de nacimiento
Fecha de fallecimiento
Lugar de sepultura
Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, Delaware County, Pennsylvania (USA Plot: Monticello Mausoleum, B4-Back Wall)
Lugar de nacimiento
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Lugar de fallecimiento
Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, USA
Causa de fallecimiento
Upper Darby High School (graduated 1940)
University of Paris
Haverford College
Denni, Janine (wife)
Khalil, Madeleine (daughter)
November, Sharyn (goddaughter)
United States Army (WWII)
Premios y honores
Upper Darby High School Wall of Fame
Regina Medal (1986)
Biografía breve
[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) en 75 Books Challenge for 2010 (mayo 2010)
***Group Read: The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander en 75 Books Challenge for 2010 (mayo 2010)
Group Read: The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander en 75 Books Challenge for 2009 (diciembre 2009)


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