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David Bruce: Lloyd Alexander’s THE BOOK OF THREE: A Discussion Guide — Chapters 19-20 (Conclusion)

Chapter 19: The Secret Has Fflewddur Fflam fought well? Was he afraid? Fflewddur Fflam has fought well. He tells of his fight, and Taran expects that the strings of his harp will snap, but they don’t, so we know that … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Lloyd Alexander’s THE BOOK OF THREE: A Discussion Guide — Chapters 16-18

Chapter 16: Doli What do we learn about King Eiddileg in Chapter 16? King Eiddileg can be devious, although he is basically harmless. He did not tell Taran and his band about Hen Wen. We discover that the Fair Folk … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Lloyd Alexander’s THE BOOK OF THREE: A Discussion Guide — Chapters 13-15

Chapter 13: The Hidden Valley What do we learn about Medwyn in Chapter 13? What wisdom does he have? Medwyn’s wisdom lies in caring for (and talking to) animals and in preferring peace over war. Medwyn is a mythic figure. … Continue reading

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David Bruce:Lloyd Alexander’s THE BOOK OF THREE: A Discussion Guide — Chapters 10-12

Chapter 10: The Sword Dyrnwyn What do we learn about the sword Dyrnwyn in Chapter 10? Dyrnwyn is the name of the sword that Eilonwy took from the dead king in the barrow under Spiral Castle. We learn that it … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Lloyd Alexander’s THE BOOK OF THREE: A Discussion Guide — Chapters 6-9

Chapter 6: Eilonwy What has apparently happened to Prince Gwydion? Taran is in one dungeon, and Prince Gwydion is apparently in the other dungeon. (Queen Achren is so evil that she needs two dungeons.) At least he is still alive, … Continue reading

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Chapter 3: Gurgi What do we learn about Prince Gwydion in Chapter 3? What reasoning does he show? Taran learns to respect Prince Gwydion. Taran was disappointed to see him wearing a coarse jacket, but Gwydion is highly competent at … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Lloyd Alexander’s THE BOOK OF THREE: A Discussion Guide — Chapters 1-2

Chapter 1: The Assistant Pig-Keeper What is Prydain? Prydain is a mythical kingdom that resembles Wales. Some of the characters in the Chronicles of Prydain come from Welsh mythology; however, the main characters, Taran and Princess Eilonwy, come from Lloyd … Continue reading

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