Search Type
  • All
  • Subject
  • Title
  • Author
  • Publisher
  • Series Title
Search Title

Download

The Illyrian Adventure

The Illyrian Adventure( )
Author: Alexander, Lloyd
Series title:Vesper Holly Ser.
ISBN:978-0-440-40297-8
Publication Date:Jun 1990
Publisher:Random House Children's Books
Imprint:Yearling
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $3.99
Book Description:

When Vesper Holly embarks on a quest for legendary treasure and an army of magical warriors, she is plunged instead into the fierce struggle between Illyria's rebel forces and their Zentan rulers. "A truly exciting story."--Kirkus Reviews. An ALA Notable Children's Book, An IRA-CBC Children's Choice.

Book Details
Pages:144
Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General
Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / Europe
Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic
Juvenile Fiction / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.07 x 7.41 Inches
Book Weight:0.205 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Alexander worked as an unpublished writer for seven years, accepting positions such as cartoonist, advertising copywriter, layout artist, and associate editor for a small magazine.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



Featured Books

The Night Tiger
Choo, Yangsze
Electronic book text:
Never Enough
Grisel, Judith
Electronic book text:
I Owe You One
Kinsella, Sophie
Hardback: $27.00

Rate this title:

Select your rating below then click 'submit'.






I do not wish to rate this title.