remembrance for Lloyd Alexander

I just heard that Lloyd Alexander died two days ago. He was the first author that I remember reading, and I still enjoy his books today. To say that he was influential in my life is a tad of an understatement. His books incited a fascination with folklore that I never quite left, specifically the tales from Welsh traditions rewritten for children. His series The Chronicles of Prydain are a standard gift I give to kids learning to read, in hopes that they’ll spark a little something in them as well.

It should come as no surprise to anyone who recognizes that domain name that I’m still enthralled with Welsh mythology.

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