Lloyd Alexander, THE FOUNDLING AND OTHER TALES OF PRYDAIN: Discussion Questions

Lloyd Alexander, The Foundling and Other Tales of Prydain

 

“The Foundling”

• What is Dallben’s early history?

• Did Dallben wisely choose the gift he was to receive?

• What criticism can you make of this story?

• What can a child learn from reading this story?

 

“The Stone”

• What do we learn about Doli in this story?

• Did the farmer wisely choose the gift he was to receive?

• What disadvantages would immortality have in this world?

• What can a child learn from reading this story?

 

“The True Enchante”r

• What is the history of Eilonwy’s mother’s engagement?

• How can the true enchantment be applied to this world and this life?

• What can a child learn from reading this story?

 

“The Rascal Crow”

• What does the rascal crow learn in this story?

• What can a child learn from reading this story?

 

“The Sword”

• What can a child learn from reading this story?

“The Smith, the Weaver, and the Harper”

• What can a child learn from reading this story?

 

“The Truthful Harp”

• How did Fflewddur Fflam receive his harp, and how does it affect his life?

• Need Fflewddur Fflam exaggerate as much as he does?

• What can a child learn from reading this story?

 

“Coll and His White Pig”

• How does Coll learn that Hen Wen has special powers?

• What help does Coll receive in rescuing Hen Wen? Why does he receive that help?

• How does Dallben come to live with Coll?

• What special knowledge does Coll want to learn? Why does he not learn something else?

• What can a child learn from reading this story?

 

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