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Firebirds

An Anthology of Original Fantasy and Science Fiction

Firebirds( )
Author: Alexander, Lloyd
Pierce, Meredith Ann
Turner, Megan Whalen
Nix, Garth
November, Sharyn
Jones, Diana Wynne
Smith, Sherwood
Wein, Elizabeth
Hoffman, Nina Kiriki
Winter, Laurel
Sherman, Delia
McKillip, Patricia A.
Dalkey, Kara
Farmer, Nancy
Bull, Emma
Springer, Nancy
Cadnum, Michael
Illustrator: Vess, Charles
Editor: Sharyn, November
ISBN:978-0-14-240320-4
Publication Date:May 2005
Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group
Imprint:Firebird
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $9.99
Book Description:

Firebirds is more than simply an anthology -- it is a celebration of wonderful writing. It gathers together sixteen original stories by some of today's finest writers of fantasy and science fiction. Together, they have won virtually every major prize -- from the National Book Award to the World Fantasy Award to the Newbery Medal -- and have made best-seller lists worldwide. These authors, including Lloyd Alexander (The Chronicles of Prydain), Diana Wynne Jones (The Merlin...
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Book Details
Pages:432
Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Fiction / Science Fiction / General
Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.3 x 1.1 Inches
Book Weight:0.83 Pounds
Author Biography
Alexander, Lloyd (Author)
Lloyd Alexander, January 30, 1924 - May 17, 2007 Born Lloyd Chudley Alexander on January 30, 1924, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Allan Audley and Edna Chudley Alexander, Lloyd knew from a young age that he wanted to write. He was reading by the time he was 3, and though he did poorly in school, at the age of fifteen, he announced that he wanted to become a writer. At the age of 19 in 1942, Alexander dropped out of the West Chester State Teachers College in Pennsylvania after only one term. In 1943, he attended Lafayette College in Easton, PA, before dropping out again and joining the United States Army during World War II. Alexander served in the Intelligence Department, stationed in Wales, and then went on to Counter-Intelligence in Paris, where he was promoted to Staff Sergeant. When the war ended in '45, Alexander applied to the Sorbonne, but returned to the States in '46, now married.

Alexander worked as an unpublished writer for seven years, accepting positions such as cartoonist, advertising copywriter, layout artist, and associate editor for a small magazine. Directly after the war, he had translated works for such artists as Jean Paul Sartre. In 1955, "And Let the Credit Go" was published, Alexander's first book which led to 10 years of writing for an adult audience. He wrote his first children's book in 1963, entitled "Time Cat," which led to a long career of writing for children and young adults.

Alexander is best known for his "Prydain Chronicles" which consist of "The Book of Three" in 1964, "The Black Cauldron" in 1965 which was a Newbery Honor Book, as well as an animated motion picture by Disney which appeared in 1985, "The Castle of Llyr" in 1966, "Taran Wanderer" in 1967, a School Library Journal's Best Book of the Year and "The High King" which won the Newberry Award. Many of his other books have also received awards, such as "The Fortune Tellers," which was a Boston Globe Horn Book Award winner. In 1986, Alexander won t



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