1981 - Children’s Books, Fiction (Paperback)

The High King

By Lloyd Alexander

Original Publisher: Holt, Rinehart & Winston
Current Publisher: Squarefish (Macmillan)
Digital Publisher: Henry Holt & Co.

Reading Level: Ages 8 & Up

Children’s Books, Fiction (Paperback) Finalists That Year:

  • Lloyd Alexander for The High King
  • Sue Ellen Bridgers for All Together Now
  • S.E. Hinton for Tex
  • Ellen Raskin for The Westing Game

Children’s Books, Fiction (Paperback) Winner That Year: Beverly Cleary for Ramona and Her Mother

Judges That Year: Not Available

The Year in Literature: Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson won the Newbery Medal.

More Information: Alexander won the National Book Award for Children’s Books in 1971 and 1982 for The Marvelous Misadventures of Sebastian and Westmark respectively. He was a Finalist in 1969 for the hardcover edition of The High King, in 1979 for The First Two Lives of Lukas-Kasha, in 1982 for The Wizard in the Tree, and in 1983 for the second book of the Westmark Trilogy, The Kestrel.

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