The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander, a (short) Paperback Writer Book Review
I used to love the Prydain chronicles, and this was the very edition I read in middle school. I was very excited to re-read a book from my childhood, however it did not live up to my expectations of how I remembered it being. The writing was very simple, similar to The Hobbit. There is conflict, but it seems minuscule compared to Game of Thrones, or even Lord of The Rings. This is a book for young children, and I think that they would like it very much because of the unique characters (Gurgi, Hen Wen) and that it is not very violent. I really used to love this book, but sometimes we grow out of things. The cover art on this edition was very cool, and it brings the characters to life.
The story is about a young man named Taran, whose exact age is not disclosed. He is an assistant pig keeper, but longs for adventure. When his pig (Hen Wen) who has special abilities runs away, it is up to him to fetch her and bring her back. She runs so far into the forest that he gets lost, and the story begins!