Crispin: The Cross of Lead

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead

by Carol Avi

Disney-Hyperion | June 1, 2004 | Trade Paperback |

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H "Avi''s plot is engineered for maximum thrills, with twists, turns, and treachery aplenty. . . . A page-turner to delight Avi''s fans, it will leave readers hoping for a sequel."-Publishers Weekly (starred review) H " . . . [T]he book is a page-turner from beginning to end . . . [A] meticulously crafted story, full of adventure, mystery, and action." -School Library Journal (starred review) "Historical fiction at its finest."-VOYA

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 Pages, 5.12 × 7.48 × 0.39 in

Published: June 1, 2004

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0786816589

ISBN - 13: 9780786816583

Appropriate for ages: 8

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead

Crispin: The Cross of Lead

by Carol Avi

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 Pages, 5.12 × 7.48 × 0.39 in

Published: June 1, 2004

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0786816589

ISBN - 13: 9780786816583

About the Book

In medieval England, 13-year-old Crispin has no home, family, or possessions. Accused of a crime he didn't commit, he takes his mother's cross of lead and begins an amazing and terrifying journey across the English countryside.

From the Publisher

H "Avi''s plot is engineered for maximum thrills, with twists, turns, and treachery aplenty. . . . A page-turner to delight Avi''s fans, it will leave readers hoping for a sequel."-Publishers Weekly (starred review) H " . . . [T]he book is a page-turner from beginning to end . . . [A] meticulously crafted story, full of adventure, mystery, and action." -School Library Journal (starred review) "Historical fiction at its finest."-VOYA

About the Author

Avi''s books are loved by children and adults around the world. The author has written many novels for young readers, several of which have garnered prestigious awards, including two Newbery Honors and the 2003 Newbery Medal for Crispin: The Cross of Lead.

From Our Editors

Junior Booklovers Contest Winner Aaron, age 11, Surrey, BC

This book is an amazing example of current writing styles mixed with an enchanting medieval storyline. That old-world charm makes it, so that there are so many twists and turns in the plot that to relieve the mounting suspense, you have to finish the book all at once.

A nameless thirteen year old boy, known to all as "Asta's son" becomes an orphan when his mother, Asta, dies. When he is declared a "wolf's head*"for a crime he did not commit, he is forced to flee his town of Stromford. He takes only two things with him: his baptismal name - Crispin and his mother's cross of lead.

Every road-trip has a pit stop, and one on this journey led Crispin to Bear, a middle-aged giant of a man. Eventually, Bear and Crispin got along like father and son. Together they travelled to Great Wexly to find out the secrets behind the identities of Crispin's parents. What they uncovered during this journey will have you sitting on the edge of your seat.

What I honestly thought about this book was that it was filled to capacity with emotion that poured through. In the beginning it was grief and sorrow, then fright and joy and then vengeance and happiness. Frankly, I just thoroughly enjoyed this book.


* wolf's head: Someone who is not considered human and can be killed on sight.

Appropriate for ages: 8

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