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  1. Alexander, Lloyd — The Black Cauldron
  2. Anthony, Piers — Letters to Jenny
  3. Cooper, Susan — Over Sea, Under Stone
  4. Proulx, Annie — Close Range: Wyoming Stories
  5. Kincaid, Jamaica — Lucy
  6. Christie, Agatha — The Unexpected Guest
  7. Dick, Philip K. — Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
  8. Cooper, Susan — The Dark Is Rising
  9. Cooper, Susan — Greenwitch
  10. Shaffer, Peter — Amadeus
  11. Anonymous — Go Ask Alice
  12. Cooper, Susan — The Grey King
  13. Martin, Steve — Shopgirl
  14. Cooper, Susan — Silver on the Tree
  15. Gaiman, Neil — Stardust
  16. Gaiman, Neil — Coraline
  17. Le Guin, Ursula — A Wizard of Earthsea
  18. Le Guin, Ursula — The Tombs of Atuan
  19. Le Guin, Ursula — The Farthest Shore
  20. Le Guin, Ursula — Tehanu
  21. Merton, Thomas — The Seven Storey Mountain: An Autobiography of Faith
  22. Alexander, Lloyd — The Castle of Llyr

Well, I finally found a copy of The Castle of Llyr, but I had to fly to the U.S. to do so. Interestingly enough, the one bookstore I went to had this but none of the other Prydain books. I have seen the last two in British bookstores, so I should be able to find Taran Wanderer the next time I'm in the mood for Alexander.

This was an enjoyable read. While it's still your basic kid's fantasy adventure tale (I can't help but think of the King's Quest video games when I read this stuff), Alexander probes more deeply into his characters in this story. Taran in particular has matured a lot. And for once, Eilonwy was more charming than annoying. I really enjoyed the chemistry between Taran and Eilonwy—they're growing up on us!


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May. 29th, 2006 01:32 pm (UTC)
I read the Prydain Chronicles in 3rd grade. I loved that stuff! Dalben always cracked me up, and I wanted to grow up to be like Gwydion!
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