Book List:37 titles
  • Henry Holt Books for Young Readers is proud to publish this 50th Anniversary Edition of Lloyd Alexander's classic Newbery Honor winner The Black Cauldron, the second book in the Chronicles of Prydain, with a new introduction by fellow Newbery Honor w...


  • Abeautiful 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. W...


  • No ordinary man is permitted to see the great Kwan-Yu, emperor of China, but this doesn't stop the beautiful, green-eyed Dream-of-Jade, since she is not an ordinary man, but a rather unusual cat. When Dream-of-Jade decides she wants to see His Highne...


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    Vesper and her friends are sailing off to the newly discovered archeological site of Troy. But danger is close behind—and the party is tricked and imprisoned in a fabulous palace called Xanadu. Xanadu’s master is none other than Vesper’s archen...


  • It's magic! The great American storyteller Lloyd Alexander conjures an engrossing tale of a bewitching magician. Lidi is not only beautiful-she has the talent to perform the greatest magic feat imaginable-the rope trick. But she must find the one mas...


  • When David must leave school to recover from a severe illness, his unconventional Aunt Annie volunteers to tend to him, yet fearing the worse, David is completely surprised by her when they meet and soon comes to realize that he now knows with whom h...


  • Lucian flees the wrath of his king and joins a poet-turned-jackass and a girl with mystical powers; Prince Jen sets off for the court of Yuan-Min bearing six unusual gifts; and King Tamar embarks on a quest to recover his kingdom, which he lost in a ...


  • A moving, magical tale about a spunky girl from the award-winning author of the Chronicles of Prydain.Quick-witted, bright, and sassy, Rizka the Gypsy girl is involved with everything that is happening in Greater Dunitsa, including runaway lovers, fl...


  • No sooner is Mother Holly out the door when Cat is in trouble with the magical items around the house, including a watering can that causes spring showers and popping corn that makes thunder, in an original tale about why cats purr....






  • From the Newbery Medal-winning author of The High King, comes the story of Sebastian, a boy never far from adventure—or trouble! When fourth fiddler Sebastian loses his place in the Baron’s orchestra, he takes to the highway—and soon finds hims...


  • When Tamar, the young king of Sundari, loses a dice game, he loses everything--his kingdom, its riches, and even the right to call his life his own. His bondage is symbolized by the iron ring that appears mysteriously on his finger. To Tamar, born to...



  • 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 Hyma...


  • Three unusual companions -- one fantastic journey! Lucian is on the run from a pair of murderous soothsayers. Joy-in- the-Dance knows magic and marvels, and is on a quest. Fronto is a poet-turned-donkey who wants to break the spell that turned him...


  • When Prince Jen volunteers to search for the legendary court of T'ien-kuo, a mysterious old man chooses six gifts for him to bear in homage: a saddle, a sword, a paint box, a bowl, a kite, and a flute. Puzzled by the humbleness of the gifts but fu...


  • Spirited Vesper Holly has crossed mountains on camelback and narrowly escaped earthquakes. But even she is surprised when President Ulysses S. Grant appears on her doorstep and asks for her help.Notables from around the world have come to Philadelphi...



  • Returning a library book is easy. Unless the book in question is a rare, valuable, very overdue library book. And it must be returned to the famed library at Bel-Saaba in the North African country of Jedera. And it's in the hands of Vesper Holly....


  • Who could resist a once-in-a-lifetime invitation to the Grand Duchess of Drackenberg's Diamond Jubilee Celebration? Not Vesper Holly! Off she goes, with her guardian, Brinnie, and his wife, Mary, and plunges into a plot involving a takeover attempt f...


  • Vesper Holly is surprised as her guardian, Brinnie, when she receives a mysterious summons to Central America signed by Alain de Rochefort. Vesper sets sail at once to find de Rochefort and explore the land that she has inherited. On her arrival she ...


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    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 ...


  • Mickle, once a common street urchin, now rules Westmark as the wise Queen Augusta. Yet the kingdom is strangely restless. Ghosts of the past lurk everywhere, whispering of future war. Justin and his revolutionaries denounce the monarchy--even the ben...




  • Winner of the American Book Award (now known as the National Book Award)An ALA Best of the Best Books for Young AdultsA School Library Journal Best Book of the YearWhen Theo agrees to print a traveling showman's pamphlet, he only thinks of the money ...




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    A wonderful collection of stories from an award-winning author. Never take a cat for granted! Meet Baraka, the cat who plays chess more cunningly than any human; Pescato, who becomes mayor for a day and dupes royalty; and other cats who befriend, aid...







  • "Please, master, will you change me into a man?" Magician Stephanus knew he shouldn't have given in to his cat's begging, but he did. And now a strangely tawny-haired, green-eyed young man, really Lionel the cat, is happily setting off to town to ...


  • A companion book to The Chronicles of Prydain, this collection of short stories revisits beloved characters and reveals more about the history of the magical land of Prydain.Here, readers will find Dallben, destined to be an enchanter; Angharad, a pr...


  • When the most powerful weapon in the land of Prydain falls into the hands of Arawn, Lord of the Land of Death, Taran and Prince Gwydion rally an army to stand up to the dark forces. The companions' last and greatest quest is also their most perilous...


  • Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper, who wants to be a hero, goes questing for his parentage, in the hope that it will prove noble for the sake of Eilbnwy, the princess with the red-gold hair. Accompanied by several loyal friends, Taran begins his search and...


  • In the imaginary kingdom of Prydain, Princess Eilonwy must leave her friends to go to the Isle of Mona for training as a proper princess. Because Eilonwy has magical powers, she is sought by Achren, the most evil enchantress in the land. Shortly afte...


  • IN THE IMAGINARY LAND OF PRYDAIN, where "evil is never distant;' it has become imperative that the Black Cauldron chief implement of the diabolical Arawn, be destroyed. In this cauldron Arawn has created his terrible army of deathless warriors from t...


  • Taran dreams of adventure, but nothing exciting ever happens to an Assistant Pig-Keeper -- until his pig runs away. A chase through the woods leads Taran far from home and into great danger, for evil prowls the land of Prydain. With a collection of s...


  • Jason's cat has nine fantastic lives-and he's taking Jason along for the ride! Gareth's definitely not an ordinary cat. For one thing, he can talk. For another, he's got the power to travel through time. And the instant he tells this to Jason, the t...