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The Black Cauldron (Chronicles of Prydain, Bk 2)
The Black Cauldron - Chronicles of Prydain, Bk 2
Author: Lloyd Alexander
This second book in The Prydain Chronicles follows Taran, the Assistant Pig-Keeper, as he and his companions set off on a quest to destroy Arawn's greatest weapon, the black cauldron. — In the imaginary Land of Prydain, Peace reigns in Caer Dallben, where Taran works as Assistant Pig-Keeper. But the rest of Prydain, where "evil is never distant,"...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780440906490
ISBN-10: 0440906490
Pages: 220
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 31 ratings
Publisher: Dell Publishing Company
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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reviewed The Black Cauldron (Chronicles of Prydain, Bk 2) on + 44 more book reviews
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If you like witches and evil doers and heroes this book if for you ages10 and up
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reviewed The Black Cauldron (Chronicles of Prydain, Bk 2) on + 35 more book reviews
Great kids series and Newbery Honor and ALA Notable Children's Book
reviewed The Black Cauldron (Chronicles of Prydain, Bk 2) on + 1432 more book reviews
Great little story with lots of action and adventure. Good read for older youngsters.
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Good book. I am glad I added it to my personal library.
reviewed The Black Cauldron (Chronicles of Prydain, Bk 2) on + 157 more book reviews
This was the one and only fantasy book I ever had as an assigned reading in school. What is it about mainstream dramatic fiction that sustains its lifeblood? I am clueless. But I loved this book, loved the series, and loved having a teacher to discuss it with. This is well written and if Harry Potter strikes you as too intense for children, then this would be the alternative I would suggest.
trevor avatar reviewed The Black Cauldron (Chronicles of Prydain, Bk 2) on + 38 more book reviews
I read this series as a boy and it made a huge impact on me. Since then, many juvenile fantasy series have come along, but this one still has to rate at the top.
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A Newbery Award Honor Book.

More fantasy from a popular author.

Ages 10-14 or so.

Book Wiki

Series
Prydain  2 of 5
People/Characters
Taran, Assistant Pig Keeper (Primary Character)
Lord Gwydion (Primary Character)
Gurgi (Primary Character)
Fflewddur, the Bard (Primary Character)
Dallben (Major Character)
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