Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman.
This original folktale set in Cameroon is full of adventure and sly humor. Lloyd Alexander's story of a young man visiting – and then becoming – the village fortune-teller is brought to vibrant life with some of Caldecott Medalist Trina Schart Hyman's most memorable artwork.
Boston Globe/Horn Book Award. New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year. School Library Journal Best Book of the Year.
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.
Map of Prydain. (PDF)