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Lloyd Alexander (1924–2007)

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Lloyd Alexander, January 30, 1924 - May 17, 2007 Born Lloyd Chudley Alexander on January 30, 1924, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Allan Audley and Edna Chudley Alexander, Lloyd knew from a young age that he wanted to write. He was reading by the time he was 3, and though he did poorly in school, visa mer at the age of fifteen, he announced that he wanted to become a writer. At the age of 19 in 1942, Alexander dropped out of the West Chester State Teachers College in Pennsylvania after only one term. In 1943, he attended Lafayette College in Easton, PA, before dropping out again and joining the United States Army during World War II. Alexander served in the Intelligence Department, stationed in Wales, and then went on to Counter-Intelligence in Paris, where he was promoted to Staff Sergeant. When the war ended in '45, Alexander applied to the Sorbonne, but returned to the States in '46, now married. Alexander worked as an unpublished writer for seven years, accepting positions such as cartoonist, advertising copywriter, layout artist, and associate editor for a small magazine. Directly after the war, he had translated works for such artists as Jean Paul Sartre. In 1955, "And Let the Credit Go" was published, Alexander's first book which led to 10 years of writing for an adult audience. He wrote his first children's book in 1963, entitled "Time Cat," which led to a long career of writing for children and young adults. Alexander is best known for his "Prydain Chronicles" which consist of "The Book of Three" in 1964, "The Black Cauldron" in 1965 which was a Newbery Honor Book, as well as an animated motion picture by Disney which appeared in 1985, "The Castle of Llyr" in 1966, "Taran Wanderer" in 1967, a School Library Journal's Best Book of the Year and "The High King" which won the Newberry Award. Many of his other books have also received awards, such as "The Fortune Tellers," which was a Boston Globe Horn Book Award winner. In 1986, Alexander won the Regina Medal for Lifetime Achievement from the Catholic Library Association. His titles have been translated into many languages including, Dutch, Spanish, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Serbo-Croation and Swedish. He died on May 17, 2007. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre


Verk av Lloyd Alexander

De trennes bok (1964) 7,683 exemplar
Den svarta kitteln (1965) 6,638 exemplar
Storkonungen (1968) 5,891 exemplar
Llyrs slott (1966) 5,118 exemplar
Taran vandraren (1967) 4,862 exemplar
Tidskatten (1963) 2,384 exemplar
Hittebarnet och andra sagor från landet Prydain (1973) — Förord — 1,412 exemplar
Väster om friheten (1981) 1,245 exemplar
The Iron Ring (1997) 894 exemplar
The Kestrel (1982) 877 exemplar
Prins Jens fantastiska resa (1991) 864 exemplar
Tiggardrottningen (1984) 832 exemplar
En gång i Arkadien (1995) 766 exemplar
The Illyrian Adventure (1986) 675 exemplar
The Prydain Chronicles (1991) 674 exemplar
The Wizard in the Tree (1974) 560 exemplar
The Chronicles of Prydain (1964) — Författare — 555 exemplar
The Fortune-Tellers (1992) 542 exemplar
Katten som ville bli människa (1973) 463 exemplar
Äventyr i El Dorado (1987) 381 exemplar
Reptricket (2002) 337 exemplar
The Gawgon and the Boy (2001) 324 exemplar
Äventyr i Philadelphia (1990) 268 exemplar
The Xanadu Adventure (2005) 168 exemplar
How the Cat Swallowed Thunder (2000) — Författare — 109 exemplar
The King's Fountain (1971) 108 exemplar
A Lloyd Alexander Collection (2001) 105 exemplar
The four donkeys (1972) 83 exemplar
The House Gobbaleen (1687) 74 exemplar
The Truthful Harp (1967) 70 exemplar
Coll and His White Pig (1965) 56 exemplar
Mina fem tigrar (1956) 39 exemplar
Border hawk: August Bondi (1958) 38 exemplar
The flagship Hope (1960) 35 exemplar
Fifty Years in the Doghouse (1963) 12 exemplar
Janine is French (1959) 6 exemplar
My love affair with music (1960) 6 exemplar
The Sword Dyrnwyn (1973) 5 exemplar
Le Cronache di Prydain (2022) 2 exemplar
Max Mondrosch 2 exemplar
The Stone [short story] (1973) 2 exemplar
And Let the Credit Go (1955) 2 exemplar
Top and Toby (1993) 2 exemplar
PEACE 1 exemplar
The Foundling [short story] (1973) 1 exemplar

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Äcklet (1959) — Översättare, vissa utgåvor9,739 exemplar
Muren (1938) — Översättare, vissa utgåvor2,637 exemplar
Firebirds: An Anthology of Original Fantasy and Science Fiction (2003) — Bidragsgivare — 811 exemplar
The Big Book for Peace (1990) — Bidragsgivare — 798 exemplar
Guys Write for Guys Read (2005) — Bidragsgivare — 759 exemplar
The Dark Frigate (1923) — Inledning, vissa utgåvor726 exemplar
Taran och den magiska kitteln (1985) — Original book — 244 exemplar
The Wand in the Word: Conversations with Writers of Fantasy (2006) — Bidragsgivare — 233 exemplar
The Fantastic Imagination (1977) — Bidragsgivare — 153 exemplar
A Newbery Halloween (1991) — Inledning — 148 exemplar
The Fantastic Imagination II (1978) — Bidragsgivare — 94 exemplar
Best Shorts: Favorite Stories for Sharing (2006) — Bidragsgivare — 89 exemplar
The Penguin Book of Classic Children's Characters (1997) — Bidragsgivare — 87 exemplar
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories (1980) — Bidragsgivare — 85 exemplar
The Kingfisher Treasury of Princess Stories (2001) — Bidragsgivare — 51 exemplar
Celebrate Cricket: 30 Years of Stories and Art (2003) — Bidragsgivare — 43 exemplar
Le livre d'or de la Science-Fiction : Le monde des chimères (1981) — Bidragsgivare — 19 exemplar
Visions and Imaginations: Classic Fantasy Fiction (2005) — Bidragsgivare — 13 exemplar
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 1, September 1974 (1974) — Illustratör — 7 exemplar
Tales Beyond Time: From Fantasy to Science Fiction. (1973) — Bidragsgivare — 7 exemplar
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 5, January 1974 (1974) — Illustratör — 6 exemplar
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 3, November 1974 (1974) — Bidragsgivare — 5 exemplar
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 2, October 1973 (1973) — Bidragsgivare — 5 exemplar
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 3, November 1976 (1976) — Bidragsgivare — 5 exemplar
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 8, April 1974 (1974) — Bidragsgivare — 4 exemplar
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 9, May 1975 (1975) — Bidragsgivare — 4 exemplar
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 4, December 1976 (1976) — Bidragsgivare — 4 exemplar
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 10, June 1975 (1975) — Bidragsgivare — 3 exemplar
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 2, October 1976 (1976) — Bidragsgivare — 3 exemplar
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 5, January 1977 (1977) — Bidragsgivare — 3 exemplar
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 1, September 1977 (1977) — Illustratör — 3 exemplar
The Wall: (Intimacy) and Other Stories (1969) — Översättare, vissa utgåvor3 exemplar


Allmänna fakta

Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Alexander, Lloyd Chudley
Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, Delaware County, Pennsylvania (USA Plot: Monticello Mausoleum, B4-Back Wall)
United States of America
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, USA
Upper Darby High School (graduated 1940)
University of Paris
Haverford College
Denni, Janine (wife)
Khalil, Madeleine (daughter)
November, Sharyn (goddaughter)
United States Army (WWII)
Priser och utmärkelser
Upper Darby High School Wall of Fame
Regina Medal (1986)
Kort biografi
[from The Wizard in the Tree]
Lloyd Alexander received the Newbery medal for The High King, the fifth and final book of his distinguished fantasy series about the kingdom of Prydain. His The Marvelous Misadventures of Sebastian, which won the 1971 National Book Award for Children's Books, was described in The Horn Book as "a comic fantasy, successfully combining eighteenth-century briskness with romantic 'moonshine'. It can be read as an exciting series of adventures, of which many of the chapters end with a suspense line. Or it can be read as an allegory on the ambivalent power of beauty. Or -- best of all -- it can be read as the story of Sebastian's apprenticeship to life".

Mr. Alexander's The Cat Who Wished to Be a Man was an ALA Notable Children's Book of 1973. Said School Library Journal, "Lionel, a wizard's cat, persuades his master to turn him into a man. . . . Infused with humor, high spirits, and compassion, Lionel's story is a parable of the human condition that recognizes mankind's many frailties without despariing and offers hope that love and justice may sometimes prevail".



***Group Read: The Chronicles of Prydain (Spoiler) i 75 Books Challenge for 2010 (maj 2010)
***Group Read: The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander i 75 Books Challenge for 2010 (maj 2010)
Group Read: The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander i 75 Books Challenge for 2009 (december 2009)


Landet Illyrien - någonstans på Balkanhalvön, inte långt från det där slottet där Fången på Zenda låg fången - var ett riktigt äventyrsland, och när Vesper reste dit visste hon att hon skulle få vara med om någonting sagolikt och spännande. Annars hade hon ett enkelt, praktiskt ärende att uträtta. Hon tänkte leta reda på en sägenomsusad jätte-skatt och en hel här av förtrollade krigare som en gång i världen kämpat för kung Vartan, Illyriens forntidsfurste. Det var bara Vespers pappa som trodde på historien om honom, men det räckte bra för Vesper. Väl i Illyrien råkar de ut för mer än självaste Vesper hade inbillat sig. Landet låg i tumult. Och när någon snart försöker lönnmörda Vesper, dras hon och hennes trogne följeslagare Brinnie in i en vild kamp mellan upprorstyrkorna - under ledning av en ny och mystisk Vartan - och de Zentanska härskarna.
Varsågoda, en mustig och spännande berättelse med romantiska äventyr, en berättelse fylld med all den humor, den snabba handling och de oförglömliga gestalter - inte minst den härliga äventyrslystna hjältinnan - som är garantistämplen på Loyd Alexanders många prisbelönta böcker.
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