Westmark — (1981-1984) Ages 9-12. Publisher: Falling in with a roguish doctor, his dwarf attendant and an urchin girl, Theo embarks on an unforgettable adventure in the kingdom of Westmark.

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The Vesper Holly Series — (1986-2005) Ages 9-12. Publisher: It’s 1872, and adventurous Vesper Holly and her guardian set out for the tiny country of Illyria, on a quest for its legendary treasure. But once Vesper and Brinnie arrive, they are plunged into a fierce struggle between rebel forces — and someone is out to kill the two of them! If anyone can triumph over those kind of odds, it’s Vesper — one of Lloyd Alexander’s most intrepid (and best-selling) heroines.

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Stand-alone novels:

 

fantasy book reviews Lloyd Alexander Time Cat, The Cat Who Wished to Be a Man, The Wizard in the Tree, The First Two Lives of Lukas-Kasha, The Fortune-Tellers, The ArkadiansThe First Two Lives of Lukas-Kasha — (1978) Ages 9-12. Publisher: After paying a silver penny to encourage a magician to perform in the town square, a carpenter’s helper is conjured to a strange place where the people call him King of Abadan.


fantasy book reviews Lloyd Alexander Time Cat, The Cat Who Wished to Be a Man, The Wizard in the Tree, The First Two Lives of Lukas-Kasha, The Fortune-Tellers, The ArkadiansThe Fortune-Tellers — (1992) Ages 9-12. Publisher: This original folktale set in Cameroon is full of adventure and sly humor. Lloyd Alexander’s story of a young man visiting — and then becoming — the village fortune-teller is brought to vibrant life with some of Caldecott Medalist Trina Schart Hyman’s most memorable artwork.


fantasy book reviews children Lloyd Alexander The House Gobbaleen, The Iron Ring, The Gawgon and the Boy, The Rope Trick, Fantastical Adventures of the Invisible Boy, The Golden Dream of Carlo ChuchioThe House Gobbaleen — (1995) Ages 9-12. Publisher: Poor luckless Tooley longs for some help from the Friendly Folk, so when an odd little man shows up, Tooley is delighted. But Hooks worsens Tooley’s bad luck. It’s up to Tooley’s wise cat to get rid of Hooks- by summoning the dreaded House Gobbaleen!


fantasy book reviews children Lloyd Alexander The House Gobbaleen, The Iron Ring, The Gawgon and the Boy, The Rope Trick, Fantastical Adventures of the Invisible Boy, The Golden Dream of Carlo ChuchioThe Gawgon and the Boy — (2001) Ages 9-12. Publisher: After a life-threatening illness keeps him out of school for months, David is given a tutor to help him catch up-his elderly, tough Aunt Annie, who is as frightening to him as a monstrous, snake-haired Gorgon. He even secretly nicknames her “The Gawgon.” But, to David’s surprise, a bright heart lurks inside the old woman. She challenges him more than any schoolteacher ever could, opens all sorts of possibilities in his life, and the two of them-The Gawgon and The Boy-develop a very special friendship. Loosely based upon Lloyd Alexander’s own childhood, this jewel of a novel will be treasured by readers of all ages.


fantasy book reviews children Lloyd Alexander The House Gobbaleen, The Iron Ring, The Gawgon and the Boy, The Rope Trick, Fantastical Adventures of the Invisible Boy, The Golden Dream of Carlo ChuchioFantastical Adventures of the Invisible Boy — (2005) Ages 9-12. Publisher: A riotousy funny and deeply personal story of wonder, discovery and friendship, full of eccentric characters and fantastical adventures, by one of America’s best-loved authors. When David falls ill his tough old Aunt Annie offers to tutor him, and he soon grows fond of The Gawgon, as he nicknames her because of her resemblance to the terrifyuing Gawgon Medusa of Greek myth. Together they embark on exciting imaginary adventures rescuing King Tut’s treasure, scaling mountains and outwitting master criminals.


fantasy book reviews children Lloyd Alexander The House Gobbaleen, The Iron Ring, The Gawgon and the Boy, The Rope Trick, Fantastical Adventures of the Invisible Boy, The Golden Dream of Carlo ChuchioThe Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio — (2007) Ages 9-12. Publisher: A beautiful Kirkassi girl, cold-eyed villains and smiling killers, a bazaar merchant peddling slightly used dreams — could any young adventurer ask for more? Not Carlo Chuchio, who is seeking hidden treasure on the legendary Road of Golden Dreams. With Baksheesh, the world’s worst camel-puller, Carlo leads a caravan through the realm of Keshavar. Robbed of all but his underdrawers, mistaken for a mighty warrior and then for a crown prince, Carlo risks his life for a prize that may not even exist.