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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, toon meer 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 Alexander worked as an unpublished writer for seven years, accepting positions such as cartoonist, advertising copywriter, layout artist, and associate editor for a small magazine.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) toon minder


Werken van Lloyd Alexander

Het boek van drie (1964) 7,865 exemplaren
De zwarte ketel (1965) 6,838 exemplaren
De hoge koning (1968) 6,025 exemplaren
Het kasteel van Llyr (1966) 5,238 exemplaren
Tarans zwerftocht (1967) 4,988 exemplaren
The Foundling and Other Tales of Prydain (1973) — Voorwoord — 1,448 exemplaren
Westmark (1981) 1,267 exemplaren
The Iron Ring (1997) 912 exemplaren
The Kestrel (1982) 892 exemplaren
The Beggar Queen (1984) 848 exemplaren
The Arkadians (1995) 774 exemplaren
The Prydain Chronicles (1991) 689 exemplaren
The Illyrian Adventure (1986) 687 exemplaren
The Wizard in the Tree (1974) 577 exemplaren
The Chronicles of Prydain (1964) — Auteur — 572 exemplaren
The Fortune-Tellers (1992) 558 exemplaren
The Cat Who Wished to be a Man (1973) 473 exemplaren
The El Dorado Adventure (1987) 389 exemplaren
The Jedera Adventure (1989) 385 exemplaren
Gypsy Rizka (1999) 365 exemplaren
The Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio (2007) 364 exemplaren
The Rope Trick (2002) 342 exemplaren
The Gawgon and the Boy (2001) 333 exemplaren
The Drackenberg Adventure (1988) 326 exemplaren
De straatkatten en andere verhalen (1977) 322 exemplaren
The Philadelphia Adventure (1990) 271 exemplaren
The Xanadu Adventure (2005) 173 exemplaren
The King's Fountain (1971) 112 exemplaren
How the Cat Swallowed Thunder (2000) — Auteur — 108 exemplaren
A Lloyd Alexander Collection (2001) 108 exemplaren
The First Chronicles of Prydain (1986) 104 exemplaren
The four donkeys (1972) 88 exemplaren
Dream-of-Jade: The Emperor's Cat (2005) 83 exemplaren
The House Gobbaleen (1687) 77 exemplaren
The Second Chronicles of Prydain (1986) 73 exemplaren
The Truthful Harp (1967) 73 exemplaren
Coll and His White Pig (1965) 58 exemplaren
My Five Tigers (1956) 40 exemplaren
Border hawk: August Bondi (1958) 37 exemplaren
The flagship Hope (1960) 34 exemplaren
Fifty Years in the Doghouse (1963) 12 exemplaren
My love affair with music (1960) 6 exemplaren
Janine is French (1959) 6 exemplaren
The Sword Dyrnwyn (1973) 5 exemplaren
Le Cronache di Prydain (2022) 3 exemplaren
The Rascal Crow [short story] (1973) 2 exemplaren
The Stone [short story] (1973) 2 exemplaren
Storie Della Terra Di Prydain (1998) 2 exemplaren
Top and Toby (1993) 2 exemplaren
And Let the Credit Go (1955) 2 exemplaren
Max Mondrosch 2 exemplaren
PEACE 1 exemplaar
The Foundling [short story] (1973) 1 exemplaar

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Algemene kennis

Officiële naam
Alexander, Lloyd Chudley
Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, Delaware County, Pennsylvania (USA Plot: Monticello Mausoleum, B4-Back Wall)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Plaats van overlijden
Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, USA
Oorzaak van overlijden
Upper Darby High School (graduated 1940)
University of Paris
Haverford College
Denni, Janine (wife)
Khalil, Madeleine (daughter)
November, Sharyn (goddaughter)
United States Army (WWII)
Prijzen en onderscheidingen
Upper Darby High School Wall of Fame
Regina Medal (1986)
Korte biografie
[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) in 75 Books Challenge for 2010 (mei 2010)
***Group Read: The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander in 75 Books Challenge for 2010 (mei 2010)
Group Read: The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander in 75 Books Challenge for 2009 (december 2009)


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Luchtige maar aangrijpend geschreven. Aanrader.
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