Lloyd Alexander, "Prydain Chronicles" author, dead at 83

Children's fantasy author Lloyd Alexander, famed for such works as The Prydain Chronicles and Time Cat, died May 19, 2007 at his home in Drexel Hill, Pa. He was 83 years old.

In 1969, Alexander won the esteemed Newbery Medal for children's literature for his book The High King. The Washington Post Book Review "praised the Prydain series as 'a rich and varied tapestry of brooding evil, heroic action and great natural beauty.'"