Lloyd Chudley Alexander, the creator of the Chronicles of Prydain, is not as famous as I would like him to be. Or perhaps he is more known in his country and not much in mine for he has gained much recognition and won awards as the Newbery Award Honor Book for The Black Cauldron and the Newbery Medal for The High King. However, I do not usually see his works in the hands of readers or seen newly printed editions of his works. For me, they should be reprinted again because his works are actually classics much like C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia and J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.
As a daydreamer at heart, I have always been a fan of fiction and of fantasy. Reading such books take me to worlds that not everyone dares venture to and I am happy to have been at least one of those who was brave enough to do so. My mind is too playful. My imagination is too vivid. Perhaps one day, I too could write such stories that amazed me in my youth. (Yes, despite my age now, I am still young – both at heart and in spirit.)
Moving on, I must ask. Are you ready to travel to Prydain with me? (Then you nod – but only if you want to.)
Shall we, then?