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18209RE: [mythsoc] Re: Farewell, Lloyd Alexander

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  • Croft, Janet B.
    May 21, 2007
      If I'm remembering correctly, Alexander was my "gateway drug" for
      Tolkien - I encountered The Book of Three sometime before The Hobbit. I
      recently read his Vesper Holly books for the first time - nearly as
      delightful as the Taran books! While working on the Mythlore index
      project, I ran across a letter from Alexander in one of the earliest
      issues, so we go way back with him. (I don't plan to index the letters
      at this time - I'll leave that for a future indexer!)

      Janet Brennan Croft


      From: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com [mailto:mythsoc@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
      Of lizedw301
      Sent: Monday, May 21, 2007 9:12 AM
      To: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [mythsoc] Re: Farewell, Lloyd Alexander

      Thank you very much for posting this. I hadn't heard. A truly great


      --- In mythsoc@yahoogroups.com <mailto:mythsoc%40yahoogroups.com> ,
      Jason Fisher <visualweasel@...> wrote:
      > Not quite mythopoeic, but close enough. I'm sure at least some of
      you will remember Lloyd Alexander's works -- especially his Prydain
      Cycle, set in a kind of idealized Wales with a backdrop drawn from
      the Mabinogion -- with as much fondness as I do ...
      > A great loss.
      > ----- Forwarded Message ----
      > From: Jennifer Jaroch <jenjaroch@...>
      > To: Jason Fisher <visualweasel@...>
      > Sent: Friday, May 18, 2007 1:13:28 PM
      > Subject: I'm sorry to deliver this news, honey
      > Author Lloyd Alexander Dead at 83
      > May 18, 11:19 AM EST
      > The Associated Press
      > PHILADELPHIA -- Lloyd Alexander, a prolific writer of children's
      > including the five-book series "The Chronicles of Prydain," died
      > He was 83.
      > Alexander died at his home in the Philadelphia suburb of Drexel
      Hill, said
      > Jennifer Abbots, spokeswoman for his publishing company, Henry Holt
      > For Young Readers. He had cancer, she said.
      > The final book in his Prydain series, "The High King," won the
      Newbery Medal
      > from the American Library Association in 1969, being recognized as
      the best
      > children's book of the year. Another book in the series, "The Black
      > Cauldron," was named a runner-up for the medal in 1966, a status
      now known
      > as a Newbery Honor Book.
      > His final novel, "The Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio," is scheduled
      to be
      > published by Holt in August. The publisher described it as an
      adventure in
      > the tradition of Middle Eastern folk tales.
      > Alexander joined the Army at the start of World War II and got much
      of his
      > training in Wales. His experiences in the area inspired many of his
      > He met Janine Denni, whom he married in 1946, while attending the
      > of Paris. She died two weeks before he did, Holt said in a
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