Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander - ESSENTIAL

Alexander, Lloyd  The Book of Three (Chronicles of Prydain, #1), 186 pgs.  Henry Holt and Company, 2014.  9.99 Content: Language: G; Violence: PG; Mature Content: G.   

Taran is an assistant pig-keeper who has big dreams of being a warrior.  When Hen Wen (the sorcerer’s special pig) goes missing Taran chases after her and finds himself a chance to live an exciting life.  Taran goes on a journey where he picks up different friends in a quest to warn the good kingdom of a rising dark army.   

This is the 50th Anniversary edition of this classic and includes an introduction by Shannon Hale, a pronunciation guide and a map.  I loved the characters and their exciting adventure.  I believe the characters are what made this book so good because their weaknesses and strengths are shown, not told, and their loyalty to each other and for good is a great message.  I listened to this book on audio and it’s fantastic and will be listening to the rest of the series.  Perfect clean book you can safely add to any library.  

 EL, MS-ESSENTIAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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