220px-Lloyd Alexander

Lloyd Chudley Alexander (January 30, 1924 - May 17, 2007) was a widely influential American author of more than forty books, primarily fantasy novels for children and young adults.

He most famous for writing the Chronicles of Prydian, from which two of the books were adapted in the 1985 animated film The Black Cauldron. The book series will be adapted once again by Disney in an upcoming adaption.