Monday, January 30, 2012

Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding it. - Lloyd Alexander

Happy Birthday Lloyd Alexander!

Lloyd Chudley Alexander (January 30, 1924 – May 17, 2007) was a widely influential American author of more than forty books, primarily fantasy novels for children and young adults. His most famous work is The Chronicles of Prydain, a series of five high fantasy novels whose conclusion, The High King, was awarded the 1969 Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature. He won National Book Awards for children's literature in 1971 and 1982.
Alexander was one creator of the children's literary magazine Cricket.

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