The Foundling and Other Tales from PrydainLloyd Alexander
fantasy > high fantasy, short stories, young adult
Six short stories dealing with events that preceded the birth of Taran, a key figure in the author's five works on the Kingdom of Prydain.
Note! New editions contain eight short stories. "The Truthful Harp" and "Coll and His White Pig" were originally published separately as picture books illustrated by Evaline Ness, but after going out of print the stories were included in subsequent editions of The Foundling and Other Tales from Prydain.
Enter the world of Prydain for a journey into enchantment. Meet Dallben the enchanter as a foundling, and follow him through his youth. Learn the sad history of the sword of Dyrnwyn, and rejoice at the romance of Princess Angharad at the Castle of Llyr. Discover the secret of Doli of the Fair Folk and his magic stone. Take a step into the land of Prydain – a place you will never forget.
- The Foundling
- The Stone
- The True Enchanter
- The Rascal Crow
- The Sword
- The Smith, the Weaver, and the Harper
- Coll and His White Pig
- The Truthful Harp
Lloyd Chudley Alexander (1924–2007) was a widely-influential American author of more than forty books, mostly fantasy novels for children and adolescents, as well as several adult books. His most famous contribution to the field of children's literature is the fantasy series The Chronicles of Prydain. The concluding book of the series, The High King, was awarded the Newbery Medal in 1969.