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The Black Cauldron
The Black Cauldron | Lloyd Alexander
The Black Cauldron, the Newbery Medal-winning second book in Lloyd Alexander's The Chronicles of PrydainIn the land of Prydain, evil is never far away. Arawn, Lord of the Land of Death, has been building an army of dark warriors to take over Prydain, and the only way to stop him is to destroy the Black Cauldron he uses to create his dreaded soldiers.Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper, and his loyal companions must journey deep into Arawn's domain to destroy the Black Cauldron. For each of them, the quest has special meaning. For Taran, it is a glorious opportunity to use his first sword in battle. But war requires a sacrifice greater than he'd ever imagined. . . .Includes a new pronunciation guide.
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alexandracarpenter
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This book I am recommending is actually the 2nd in the series The Chronicles of Prydain, which would be perfect for an AS or IR. The Black Cauldron by Lloyd Alexander is an F book that won a Newbery Honor (another book in the series won a Newbery Award). You might recognize the title because a Disney movie was also made from it! This series sparked my love for the fantasy genre and would be a good read even now as an adult! #LAE3414sp19

alexandracarpenter A UDL that would go well with this book is 7.1 - optimize individual choice and autonomy. The main character Taran had a lot of important choices that he has to make throughout the series. ESOL strategy 23 - structure advance organizers consisting for new terminology that learners will encounter - is good for some of the fantasy names and places that ELs might encounter during this read! 5mo
alexandracarpenter A reading guide from the publisher can be found at us.macmillan.com/books/9781250050601 5mo
DrSpalding Having books to recommend for independent reading is part of a teacher‘s job. Good job identifying a high interest book that students may enjoy. Excellent idea using the publishers website. 5mo
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Fan_of_70
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Packing dilemmas: The book on the right is the one I brought to my parent‘s place on break that I haven‘t touched; the middle stack are the books that I am for sure taking back to school with me; the stack on the left are books that I want to take back with me. Send help! 😅

Bklover Take all books. Have parent mail you clothes. Priorities. ❤️👍 8mo
Fan_of_70 @Bklover I think that‘s the way to go. 😁 8mo
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ahoffkosik
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i am far from a fan of halloween (sorry!), but i put my october grinchiness aside for episode 20 of my podcast, in which we discuss the second book in the Chronicles of Prydain series, The Black Cauldron. this series was new to me, and i‘m glad to report that there are scares and spookiness to be had beyond the title! author Erin Nelsen Parekh and i dive into truly terrifying matters of gender politics + toxic masculinity. link to listen in bio 🎧

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danielbyrne
The Black Cauldron | Lloyd Alexander
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Good action adventure Fantasy

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Phinfluenza
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Book 2 of the chronicles of Prydain kicked up the emotion meter from the prior book, adding an air of maturity to the series that in no way makes it less accessible to any reader, but perhaps 'that much more' accessible to readers looking for a smidge more intensity and character complexity. A beautiful continuation to the story.

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Purrsistently
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#riotgrams June 22nd, Paperback Stack

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TorieStorieS
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Of the five books in the Chronicles of Prydain, the second #Fantasy novel is probably considered the most of a #LitsyClassics. I actually hadn‘t remembered this one as well, so I thoroughly enjoyed listening to it while #audiocoloring! @Sarah83 @Bambolina_81

tessavi Love the colors! 1y
TorieStorieS @tessavi Thank you!! Tombow markers are so vibrant!! 1y
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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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It‘s officially Wednesday now, but only for a few minutes, so here goes!
1. The Black Cauldron by Lloyd Alexander
2. The Road by Carmac McCarthy
3. Ramsay Snow/Bolton — what a monster! If he were real, he‘d definitely be Ann Rule material!
4. Twilight/Girl on a Train/Gone Girl—all were disappointing—to me, anyway! If you liked them, that‘s great!
5. @RachelO —tag, you‘re it! 😜
#tuesdaytidbits

JenlovesJT47 Ramsay!! 😒🐕🚫 2y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Did not care for Girl on the Train. I'm glad to be seeing I'm not the only one. 2y
CindyMyLifeIsLit @JenlovesJT47 He‘s the worst!! 2y
CindyMyLifeIsLit @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego You‘re not alone! I have other friends who were not impressed, as well. 2y
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bookwrm526
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I couldn‘t decide what to post for the #fantasy prompt , because it‘s one of my favorite genres, so I finally decided to go with my first “but the book is so much better!” moment from childhood. I saw the movie first, and only then realized it was based on a book, so of course I read the book and I‘ve loved this series ever since. #noteworthynovember @Jess7

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BookBabe
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Hi Littens! It‘s October and Halloween is fast approaching! I made these special bookmarks, Cat and Cauldron, starring the one and only #Coale, to celebrate this wonderfully spooky time of year! I know we‘ve got lots of Litsy book swaps going on, so grab yours up now! They‘re the perfect spooky gift! 👻

✨ BookishArt.com ✨

Reecaspieces ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
StephBengtson Ordered! Can't wait!☺️ 2y
1MoreChapter Love ❤ gonna order 2y
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1MoreChapter And I just did lol ❤ 2y
squirrelbrain #Coale is such a little superstar! (and you're so talented!) 2y
OrangeMooseReads How long do these usually take to arrive? 2y
BookBabe @OrangeMooseReads it depends on how long it takes the print company and the tassel company to get the goods to me...but these just came in today, so they're ready to ship immediately! 👌🏻 2y
OrangeMooseReads @BookBabe ordered today and headed to Michigan, any idea how long it might take? If not that‘s ok. 2y
BookBabe @OrangeMooseReads Awesome, thank you! 😊👏🏻👏🏻 They'll ship out tomorrow. Postal employee told me it's 3 days to Florida. So it should be 3 mailing days or less from tomorrow. 2y
BookBabe @squirrelbrain Aww, thanks! ❤️ Isn't he a cutie? 😻 2y
OrangeMooseReads @Bookbabe awesome! Can‘t wait to get them 2y
BookBabe Yay! Thanks so much! 😊❤️👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 @StephBengtson @Seascape28 2y
BookBabe @Reecaspieces ❤️😊 2y
Peddler410 Well, I guess I'm glad I didn't finalize my order yesterday! 2y
BookBabe @Peddler410 Lol! 😄🙃 2y
Peddler410 @BookBabe Will your art prints always be available to order? I really want the banned books one but can't afford it right now -- I need the bookmarks first 😊 2y
BookBabe @Peddler410 oh, you're so cute! The art prints are limited edition, but they're available until they sell out. You're still safe on the Banned Books ones! You're in the clear to get your bookmarks! 😄👍🏻 2y
AceOnRoam I checked out your site @BookBabe it's fabulous artwork. I don't have a mailing address but maybe one-day... 2y
BookBabe @AceOnRoam Thank you! ❤️If you have a friendly shopkeeper you know and trust, I could send it there! 😊 I won't pretend I'm not really envious of your living on a boat...lol. Since it's international, just email me what you want and we'll go through PayPal. Or we can figure something else out. 👍🏻bookworm1959@icloud.com (edited) 2y
AceOnRoam Thanks @BookBabe perhaps when we get down to the southern hemisphere I can organise something. 2y
Gissy I just ordered it. Never is too late for a beautiful bookmark 2y
BookBabe @Gissy Thank you so much! ❤️❤️❤️😘 2y
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moniquereads
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"Is there not glory enough in living the days given to us? You should know there is adventure in simply being among those we love and the things we love, and beauty, too." ?

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bookwrm526
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I don't always pay a lot of attention to fonts on book covers unless I find them difficult to read, but the font used on the covers of the Chronicles of Prydain is one I love that has always been highly recognizable to me. Also, if you love fantasy, these books are great! Sorry for the crappy pic but I couldn't get to my paper copies at the moment! #ANDITSAUGUST #forfontssake

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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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A selection of books in my classroom #publishedinthe1960s for #aprilbookshowers

Indexasaurus I just read the Chronicles of Prydain last summer for the first time and loved them! 2y
MayJasper Wow I didn't realise James & The Giant Peach was that old 2y
readinginthedark What a great selection! 2y
tea.n.books I remember a lot of these from my childhood. Ah #nostalgia 2y
UrsulaMonarch Neat! Being born in 1983, I didn't realize I'd read so many 60s books as a kid! I guess those were the ones my parents/teachers read as kids?? Will my kids read 80s or 90s books?? 2y
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bookishbitch
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Just finished. Holy shit. My kids watched this cartoon when they were young. I am sure it wasn't as terrifying as the book. At least I hope not. Very similar to the Lord of the Rings as an adventure tale. This series is very mature and dark which I wasn't expecting at all. I am now a fan of the author. Great read and I highly recommend. (This is a borrowed copy. If I buy my own I won't get the movie cover.)

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bookishbitch
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Authors note. Why it isn't about the genre for me, but the truthfulness of the writing. The best books have a great story but are also well told. I'm finding this series quite a lovely surprise.

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Foragingfantasy
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So much better than the movie.

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Emily92Bibliophile
The Black Cauldron | Lloyd Alexander
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My #bookhaul from Hastings' 50/75% store clear out.📚👍🏻Always looking for new GF recipes and especiallyp excited for a funnier look at the truths of not eating a true doughnut ever again, etc etc 😂🍰 Also, I apologize for the book title on the right- I just realized if I want to put it among my other cookbooks, I'm going to have to use black paper on the spine since children/ family members come through my house on a regular basis😬

LibrarianRyan The black caldron is one of my fav books. FYI it's book two of a series and you do need to read them in order. (The book of 3 is #1) 3y
Emily92Bibliophile @LibrarianRyan yes I realized that! At the library I work at, I saw that, and made sure to put the series on my reading list😊I have heard so many good things about it, especially TBC 3y
LibrarianRyan @Emily92Bibliophile yeah!! It is a fantastic book series. I read it as a child and had a great time introducing it the 4th graders I did a book club with. 3y
Emily92Bibliophile It's wonderful to hear that! Glad it's such a good series- I have had a few patrons ask about it and because I haven't read it myself I would like to soon remedy that so I can give my own opinion😊Now I will be on the lookout for the rest of the series for my own collection!📚📚👍🏻 3y
LibrarianRyan @Emily92Bibliophile book outlet had the paper backs on sale. I was thinking about getting my nephew the set. He's almost old enough to read them. 3y
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Arkrayder
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I liked this book slightly less than, The Book of Three, the first book in the chronicles of Prydain. I found parts of the writing flat and some of the action just happening as if it were to allow the story to proceed to the next point. The characters in this have grown from the first book, apart from Doli, I believe, his character was pretty much a rehash of himself in the first book. Although to be fair he was missing a lot for most of the tale.

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NovelPairing
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I remember reading this as part of english class in 7th grade and being really excited about reading a fantasy book as a class... And then feeling really disappointed with the actual book. Lol. I wonder if I would feel different about it if I reread it as an adult.

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Foragingfantasy
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I have been enjoying a variety of magical children's books lately. 😍

short_soprano That series though 😍👌🏼 3y
Foragingfantasy @short_soprano I love it so far!! My pigs named Henwen! 3y
short_soprano Awwwwww, oh my gosh! That's so cute!!!!! 3y
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sarahgreatlove
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I love Alexander's writing, and his spunky heroine Eilowny is definitely one of my favorite girl fantasy characters. I'll be reading these books to my kids when they're a bit older. This is book 2 out of 5, they are based on Welsh mythology and legend, and are short fun reads.