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The Chronicles of Prydain Series
Authors: Lloyd Alexander, Michael O. Tunnell
Illustrator: Evaline Ness
Number of Books in Series: 5
Age Group: 10 - 17 years

Reading Level: AR Levels 5.2-6.2
GLE 5.5-6.6
DRA 50-60
Lexile® measure 760L-900L

Chronicles of Prydain Book List:

This series should be read in the correct order listed here.

Book 1: The Book of Three
Ages 10-17. January 1, 1964.
AR: 5.3 (7.0 Points, Quiz #6658);  GLE: 5.5
F&P/GRL: U;  DRA: 50
Lexile measure: 770L

Book 2: The Black Cauldron
Ages 10-17. June 1, 1965.
AR: 5.2 (7.0 Points, Quiz #210);  GLE: 5.9
Lexile measure: 760L

Book 3: The Castle of Llyr
Ages 10-17. January 1, 1968.
AR: 5.4 (7.0 Points, Quiz #6387);  GLE: 6.5
F&P/GRL: W;  DRA: 60
Lexile measure: 790L

Book 4: Taran Wanderer
Ages 10-17. January 1, 1967.
AR: 6.2 (9.0 Points, Quiz #6632);  GLE: 6.6
Lexile measure: 870L

Book 5: The High King
Ages 10-17. June 1, 1968.
AR: 6.1 (11.0 Points, Quiz #37);  GLE: 6.5
F&P/GRL: X;  DRA: 60
Lexile measure: 900L

Companion Book: Coll and His White Pig
Ages 8-12. January 1, 1965.

Companion Book: Truthful Harp
Ages 8-12. January 28, 1967.

Companion Book: The Foundling and Other Tales of Prydain
Ages 8-12. November 15, 1982.
AR: 5.9 (3.0 Points, Quiz #62200);  GLE: 6.5
DRA: 50
Lexile measure: 870L

Companion Book: The Prydain Companion: A Reference Guide to Lloyd Alexander's Prydain Chronicles
Ages 12-17. July 1, 1989.

Book Sets: Sets of Up to 5 Books

List of Awards:

1966 Newbery Honor
1969 Newbery Medal

Film/Television/Theatrical Adaptations:

1985 Animated Film: The Black Cauldron

Other Websites for Additional Information:

Author Website for Michael O. Tunnell


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