The Book of Three

Alexander, Lloyd

Book - 2007
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Book of Three
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Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper to a famous oracular sow, sets out on a hazardous mission to save Prydain from the forces of evil.

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, c2007
Edition: Rev. ed
ISBN: 9780805061321
0805061320
Branch Call Number: J FIC A
Characteristics: ix, 190 p. : map ; 25 cm.
Alternate Title: Book of 3

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Feb 26, 2015
  • Red_Dog_1544 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is filled with action! Just like Lord of the rings, and the Chronicles of Narnia! it is very entertaining. I highly suggest that you read the the tales of the prydian first so that you can get a little bit of a back story and introduce some of the characters

Dec 10, 2014
  • Carnation_Teens rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Discover (or rediscover) the Prydain series if you love the Rick Riordan "Percy Jackson" series. It's got the same three qualities: Based on mythology (Welsh) a guy who seems to have nothing going for him, gets thrown into the middle of a life-changing, incredibly exciting adventure. And it's funny, in the same way (only without the very amusing chapter titles: nothing's perfect).

Jun 28, 2014
  • julia_sedai rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This was one of my favourite books when I was younger and I still enjoy re-reading it as an adult. Eilonwy is the best.

Jun 11, 2013
  • dani97030 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A favorite from my own childhood, this series (The Book of Three is the first of five) became a repeated read-aloud with my kids. Wise and simple, witty and serious, the adventures of this particular Assistant Pigkeeper are beloved by our family members of all ages.

Aug 11, 2012
  • starvark rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Reading this as a kid... what a great idea that was. As I got older, I became interested in the Mabinogion, the collection of legends and stories upon which Alexander's Prydain is based. But none of it ever delighted as much as these books. It's a fine series about growing up... it just happens to be in a place where there are 'Little People', fateful swords, plucky enchantresses, deathless warriors, exaggerating bards, and of course, Assistant Pig-Keepers. And if you practice your pronunciation from the guide in back, these make fine read-alouds, as well.

Jun 27, 2012
  • kaching12 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Fantastic series that still holds up well today. Manages to swerve away from certain cliches that tend to plague the fantasy-adventure genre. Definitely worth a read.

Jun 08, 2012
  • Donnalee Smith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Readers who love contemporary fantasy series such as Eragon and Ranger`s Apprentice who are looking for another series to try may want to look at this classic series. This is the first book in the five book Prydain Chronicles and this series has been entertaining and enthralling young readers since the 1960`s. The books have lost none of their verve and are just as gripping and fun as when they were first published.

Mar 04, 2012

Book one in the Prydain Chronicles.

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Mar 07, 2012
  • whiteshadow13 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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Jan 29, 2012
  • whiteshadow13 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper to a famous oracular sow, sets out on a hazardous mission to save Prydain from the forces of evil.

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