Taran Wanderer

Taran Wanderer

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Taran Wanderer, the fourth book in Lloyd Alexander's The Chronicles of Prydain

Taran is an Assistant Pig-Keeper no longer--he has become a hero. Now he dreams of winning the hand of Princess Eilonwy, but how can someone who has spent his whole life caring for a pig hope to marry royalty? Taran must find out who he really is. Eager to learn his origins and hoping to discover noble roots, Taran sets off with the faithful Gurgi.

The journey takes the companions to the three witches in the Marshes of Morva and through the many realms of Prydain. At last they reach the mystical Mirror of Llunet, which reveals a person's true identity. Yet Taran may not be ready to face the truth. . . .

Includes a new pronunciation guide.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 222 pages
  • 143 x 195 x 18mm | 204g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0805080511
  • 9780805080513
  • 74,255

Review quote

"There is no paucity of daring forays, wicked enchanters, tiny people, desperate fights, et cetera; there is in fact all of the color and adventure one expects in the land of fantasy." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Through fantasy, that struggle for self-knowledge becomes clear." --School Library Journal

"Alexander's books remain my sentimental favorites.... And "Taran Wanderer" is the volume that thrilled me the most." --Greg Pak, NewsARama.com
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About Lloyd Alexander

Lloyd Alexander (1924-2007) was the author of more than forty books for children and adults, including the beloved children's fantasy series, the Chronicles of Prydain, one of the most widely read series in the history of fantasy and the inspiration for the animated Disney film, The Black Cauldron. His books have won numerous awards, including the Newbery Medal, the Newbery Honor, and the National Book Award for Juvenile Literature.
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2 3% (1,088)
1 1% (406)
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