Monday, May 21, 2007

Saying Goodbye to Lloyd Alexander

I never met Lloyd Alexander, but I feel as if I've lost a childhood friend. Mr. Alexander died this past Thursday, May 17, at the age of 83. According to The Washington Post and The New York Times, he wrote over 40 books, for which he received multiple awards.

To me, he wrote the books that made me a Reader. The five books of The Prydain Chronicles were my world as a child -- I had to read more -- more books by Lloyd Alexander -- more books of Welsh mythology -- more books like these -- more, more, more.

Thank you, Mr. Alexander.

1 comment:

kylecassidy said...

I met Lloyd Alexander once, but corrosponded with him several times when I was a teenager. He was kind and generous and very grateful for the attention from his fans. He woke up early every morning and answered all of his fan mail saying he never wanted to miss answering one because he was too busy.