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May 17, 2007


Here's to Mr. Alexander. He made my childhood a happier one.

Very sad news - Lloyd Alexander was one of my favorite authors when I was a child. I remember realizing at a very early age that he was on the editorial board of Cricket Magazine, and it seemed that such work, on the magazine and as an author, was quite marvelous, indeed!

To me, Lloyd Alexander will always remain The Wizard in the Tree, a companion of many adventures.

he was my godfather. i knew that after janine died, he wouldn't be here long. thanks for this.

Lloyd Alexander's work had a tremendous impact on me as a young fantasy author. Everything he wrote was just so good --funny, thrilling, and full of life. I read them over and over to my children (Time Cat was a favorite). He was a great gift to us all and will be missed.

You're welcome, Sharyn. I know you were very close to him, and my heart goes out to you for the loss a dear friend.

Oh I'm so sad to just find this out. Lloyd Alexander's Chronicles of Prydain were the very first modern fantasy I remember reading, at around 8 or 9. I loved those stories and they hold a special place in my memory because when I read them I didn't know what I was reading but oh my, did I want more of it.

They were pivotal books for me, nudging me down the road toward many other wonderful writers. The final book still brings tears to my eyes thirty (ahem ) years later. Thank you Mr Alexander.

This is sad news. I used to read the Prydain books twice or three times a year when I was a teenager - and I never lost my love for them. When Jessica and I became engaged, we started reading the books again together.

He gave of himself fully, and his stories brought so much fire and wisdom to young minds.

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