The Black Cauldron
The Black Cauldron

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Series: Chronicles Of Prydain Vol. 2   

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Annotation: In Prydain it has become imperative that the black cauldron of Arawn be destroyed, and Taran decides that this is his opportunity to become a man among men.
Catalog Number: #130719
Format: Perma-Bound Edition
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Publisher: Henry Holt & Co.
Copyright Date: 2015
Edition Date: 2015
Pages: xi, 182 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 1-250-06759-6 Perma-Bound: 0-605-95850-5
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-1-250-06759-3 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-95850-0
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 98040896
Dimensions: 22 cm.
Language: English
Reviews:
Horn Book
These editions of the series (plus The Foundling) feature elegant jackets in black and silver, spacious book designs, and welcome pronunciation guides (a boon when faced with such challenges as Arianllyn, Lluagor, and Oeth-Anoeth!).
Word Count: 47,335
Reading Level: 5.2
Interest Level: 4-7
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 5.2 / points: 7.0 / quiz: 210 / grade: Middle Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:5.9 / points:12.0 / quiz:Q01301
Lexile: 760L

Henry Holt Books for Young Readers is proud to publish this 50th Anniversary Edition of Lloyd Alexander's classic Newbery Honor winner The Black Cauldron , the second book in the Chronicles of Prydain, with a new introduction by fellow Newbery Honor winner Rebecca Stead. In 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 the 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 a special meaning. For Taran, it is the glorious opportunity to use his first sword in battle. But war requires a sacrifice greater than he'd ever imagined. . . .


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