Lloyd Alexander (1924-2007) was the author of many magical books for young readers. Among them were the Chronicles of Prydain, one of the most widely read series in the history of fantasy, which include the Newbery Medal winner The High King and the Newbery Honor book The Black Cauldron. Time Cat, originally published in 1963, was his first fantasy for young readers. Mr. Alexander's work has inspired a loyal following of readers of all ages.
"There is no paucity of daring forays, wicked enchanters, tiny people, desperate fights, et cetera; there is in fact all of the color and adventure one expects in the land of fantasy." --The Bulletin "Through fantasy, that struggle for self-knowledge becomes clear." --School Library Journal "Alexander's books remain my sentimental favorites.... And "Taran Wanderer" is the volume that thrilled me the most." --Greg Pak, NewsARama.com