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The Book of Three

The Book of Three Lloyd AlexanderThe Newbery-winning fantasy series now available in gorgeous new paperback editions!

Since The Book of Three was first published in 1964, young readers have been enthralled by the adventures of Taran the Assistant Pig-Keeper and his quest to become a hero. Taran is joined by an engaging cast of characters that includes Eilonwy, the strong-willed and sharp-tongued princess; Fflewddur Fflam, the hyperbole-prone bard; the ever-faithful Gurgi; and the curmudgeonly Doli–all of whom have become involved in an epic struggle between good and evil that shapes the fate of the legendary land of Prydain. Released over a period of five years, Lloyd Alexander’s beautifully written tales not only captured children’s imaginations but also garnered the highest critical praise.

The Black Cauldron was a Newbery Honor Book, and the final volume in the chronicles, The High King, crowned the series by winning the Newbery Medal for “the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.”

Henry Holt is proud to present this classic series in a new, redesigned paperback format. The jackets feature stunning art by acclaimed fantasy artist David Wyatt, giving the books a fresh look for today’s generation of young fantasy lovers. The companion book of short stories, The Foundling is also available in paperback at this time.

In their more than thirty years in print, the Chronicles of Prydain have become the standard of excellence in fantasy literature for children.

 

 

Table of Contents

CHAPTER ONE: The Assistant Pig-Keeper
CHAPTER TWO: The Mask of the King
CHAPTER THREE: Gurgi
CHAPTER FOUR: The Gwythaints
CHAPTER FIVE: The Broken Sword
CHAPTER SIX: Eilonwy
CHAPTER SEVEN: The Trap
CHAPTER EIGHT: The Barrow
CHAPTER NINE: Fflewddur Fflam
CHAPTER TEN: The Sword Dyrnwyn
CHAPTER ELEVEN: Flight Through the Hills
CHAPTER TWELVE: The Wolves
CHAPTER THIRTEEN: The Hidden Valley
CHAPTER FOURTEEN: The Black Lake
CHAPTER FIFTEEN: King Eiddileg
CHAPTER SIXTEEN: Doli
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: The Fledgling
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN: The Flame of Dyrnwyn
CHAPTER NINETEEN: The Secret
CHAPTER TWENTY: Welcomes

 

 

Author: Lloyd Alexander

 

 

Series: The Chronicles of Prydain Book 1

The Black Cauldron

The Black CauldronThe Newbery-winning fantasy series now available in gorgeous new paperback editions!

Since The Book of Three was first published in 1964, young readers have been enthralled by the adventures of Taran the Assistant Pig-Keeper and his quest to become a hero. Taran is joined by an engaging cast of characters that includes Eilonwy, the strong-willed and sharp-tongued princess; Fflewddur Fflam, the hyperbole-prone bard; the ever-faithful Gurgi; and the curmudgeonly Doli–all of whom have become involved in an epic struggle between good and evil that shapes the fate of the legendary land of Prydain. Released over a period of five years, Lloyd Alexander’s beautifully written tales not only captured children’s imaginations but also garnered the highest critical praise.

The Black Cauldron was a Newbery Honor Book, and the final volume in the chronicles, The High King, crowned the series by winning the Newbery Medal for “the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.”

Henry Holt is proud to present this classic series in a new, redesigned paperback format. The jackets feature stunning art by acclaimed fantasy artist David Wyatt, giving the books a fresh look for today’s generation of young fantasy lovers. The companion book of short stories, The Foundling is also available in paperback at this time.

In their more than thirty years in print, the Chronicles of Prydain have become the standard of excellence in fantasy literature for children.

 

 

Table of Contents

CHAPTER ONE: The Council at Caer Dallben
CHAPTER TWO: The Naming of the Tasks
CHAPTER THREE: Adaon
CHAPTER FOUR: In the Shadow of Dark Gate
CHAPTER FIVE: The Huntsman of Annuvin
CHAPTER SIX: Gwystyl
CHAPTER SEVEN: Kaw
CHAPTER EIGHT: A Stone in the Shoe
CHAPTER NINE: The Brooch
CHAPTER TEN: The Marshes of Morva
CHAPTER ELEVEN: The Cottage
CHAPTER TWELVE: Little Dallben
CHAPTER THIRTEEN: The Plan
CHAPTER FOURTEEN: The Price
CHAPTER FIFTEEN: The Black Crochan
CHAPTER SIXTEEN: The River
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: The Choice
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN: The Loss
CHAPTER NINETEEN: The War Lord
CHAPTER TWENTY: The Final Price

 

 

Author: Lloyd Alexander

 

 

Series: The Chronicles of Prydain Book 2

Watership Down

Watership Down Richard AdamsOne of the most beloved novels of our time, Richard Adams’s Watership Down takes us to a world we have never truly seen: to the remarkable life that teems in the fields, forests and riverbanks far beyond our cities and towns.

It is a powerful saga of courage, leadership and survival; an epic tale of a hardy band of adventurers forced to flee the destruction of their fragile community . . . and their trials and triumphs in the face of extraordinary adversity as they pursue a glorious dream called “home.”

Watership Down is a remarkable tale of exile and survival, of heroism and leadership . . . the epic novel of a group of adventurers who desert their doomed city, and venture forth against all odds on a quest for a new home, a sturdier future.

 

 

Author: Richard Adams

 

 

Series: Watership Down Book 1

Wonder

Wonder R. J. PalacioI won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.

August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school–until now. He’s about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie’s just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, despite appearances?

R. J. Palacio has written a spare, warm, uplifting story that will have readers laughing one minute and wiping away tears the next. With wonderfully realistic family interactions (flawed, but loving), lively school scenes, and short chapters, Wonder is accessible to readers of all levels.

 

 

Memorable Quotes:

“You can’t exactly blend in when you were born to stand out.”
— Auggie
“Mr. Browne’s September precept: When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind. — Dr. Wayne W. Dyer”
“Everyone deserves a standing ovation because we all overcometh the world.”
— Auggie

 

 

Author: R. J. Palacio

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz L. Frank BaumDorothy Gale and her little dog Toto are in for the ride of their lives when a tornado drops them off in the Land of Oz. Can Dorothy and her new friends survive the perils of Oz to reach the Wizard and find a way home?

 

 

Table of Contents:

1. The Cyclone
2. The Council with the Munchkins
3. How Dorothy Saved the Scarecrow
4. The Road Through the Forest
5. The Rescue of the Tin Woodman
6. The Cowardly Lion
7. The Journey to the Great Oz
8. The Deadly Poppy Field
9. The Queen of the Field Mice
10. The Guardian of the Gates
11. The Wonderful Emerald City of Oz
12. The Search for the Wicked Witch
13. The Rescue
14. The Winged Monkeys
15. The Discovery of Oz, the Terrible
16. The Magic Art of the Great Humbug
17. How the Balloon Was Launched
18. Away to the South
19. Attacked by the Fighting Trees
20. The Dainty China Country
21. The Lion Becomes the King of Beasts
22. The Country of the Quadlings
23. Glinda Grants Dorothy’s Wish
24. Home Again

 

 

Author: L. Frank Baum

 

 

Series: Oz Book 1

A World Without Heroes

A World Without Heroes Brandon MullJason Walker has often wished his life could be less predictable—until a routine day at the zoo ends with Jason suddenly transporting from the hippo tank into a strange, imperiled world. Lyrian holds dangers and challenges unlike anyplace Jason has ever known. The people all live in fear of their malicious wizard emperor, Maldor. The brave resistors who once opposed the emperor have been bought off or broken, leaving a realm where fear and suspicion prevail.

In his search for a way home, Jason meets Rachel, who was also mysteriously drawn to Lyrian from our world. With the help of a few scattered rebels, Jason and Rachel become entangled in a quest to piece together the word of power that can destroy the emperor and learn that their best hope to find a way home will be to save this world without heroes.

 

 

Table of Contents:

Prologue

1. The Hippo
2. The Loremaster
3. The Word
4. The Blind King
5. Rachel
6. Gifts
7. Jugard
8. Macroid
9. Tark
10. Ned
11. Ferrin
12. Jailbreak
13. Nicholas
14. Questions and Answers
15. Chancellor
16. Whitelake
17. Jasher
18. The Sunken Lands
19. Pythoness
20. The Eternal Feast
21. Duel
22. Escape
23. The Word
24. Prisoner
25. Deep Portal

 

 

Author: Brandon Mull

 

 

Series: Beyonders Book 1

The Yellow Feather Mystery

The Yellow Feather Mystery Franklin W. DixonIn trying to trace a missing will, detectives Frank and Joe Hardy trap a dangerous criminal who is willing to risk all–including murder–for money.

 

 

Author: Franklin W. Dixon

 

 

Series: The Hardy Boys Book 33