An American Book Award, An ALA Best of the Best Books for Young Adults, A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
It is also hard because the book encompasses so much, both in its plot and in its commentary on life.
Besides providing plenty of lovable and interesting characters, the stories are always full of action, adventure, some romance, and humor.
As a novel for young people, it carries its weight well by balancing hard-hitting moral and ethical issues with humor and action.
The Westmark trilogy is very well done, as all Lloyd Alexander books are. This series was set apart in my mind (when I read it in grade school), as the most realistic view of the... Read morePublished 24 days ago by Carolyn Bragg or C. Bragg
It's a shame this novel is out of print. I bought a used copy from Amazon because I've long been a fan of Lloyd Alexander's Prydain Chronicles and wanted to try some of his other... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Daphne Jones
I've been a Lloyd Alexander fan for a long time now, and in spite of the hype over the Prydain novels, i think this series deserves to be called his best work. Read morePublished 6 months ago by KrasneTigritsa
This was a purchase for my children as I like them to keep reading and learning to further their education. They enjoyed it.Published 11 months ago by Allison Nelson
well written and entertaining story. The plot and the twists are interesting and well done. The characters dissatisfaction with the way the country is mis-run has several... Read morePublished 15 months ago by MomT
I am enjoying my book very much. I love that it is hardcover and it will last for a long time.Published 20 months ago by Faith Lennox
This is the first book in Alexander's Westmark Trilogy. I read Alexander's "Chronicles of Prydain" when I was in middle school and really liked it. Read morePublished on January 18, 2010 by K. Eckert
Lloyd Alexander is one of a handful of authors who had a hand in forming who I am today. At the beginning of sixth grade my teacher pulled out The Book of Three (The Chronicles of... Read morePublished on August 14, 2009 by Angela Thompson
When I found this book in middle school, twenty-five years ago, I was entirely enthralled, not only with the cunning storyline but also with Alexander's brilliant writing; he... Read morePublished on February 18, 2009 by KatyM