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Assistant Pig Keeper's Tale Finally Over
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YA Fantasy Great Lloyd Alexander Dies at the Age of 83



The creator of Taran Pig-Keeper, and one of the midcentury (20th) fantasists who drew directly from Welsh myth, and not Tolkien, Lloyd Alexander won Pulitzer Prizes for his young adult fantasy. He was one, along with C. S. Lewis, who showed me that there was more to fantasy than Tolkien.

Read the Washington Post's Obituary Column.

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I hadn't read all of them, but I remember reading the first. I'll have to look around now and see if I can find any of them. Thanks for letting us know!

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