Some sad news….I will comment more shortly…[See below for my added thoughts]
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.
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Well, it has been more than the “shortly” in which I indicated my comments/thoughts would be forthcoming to be sure. Part of the delay was due to business (kids, work, house, stress, sleep, health…). Such is life, I suppose. Another part of the delay was due to my deep sadness to hear that Lloyd had passed. Let’s be clear, I was not on familiar terms with Mr. Alexander, but I felt that I knew him (or an important part of him rather) through his works.
Both in a literary sense, and in a inspirational capacity (in terms of role-playing games), I am deeply in Lloyd’s dept.