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The Cross of Lead (Crispin, Bk 1)
The Cross of Lead - Crispin, Bk 1
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"Asta's Son" is all he's ever been called. The lack of a name is appropriate, because he and his mother are but poor peasants in 14th century medieval England. But this thirteen-year-old boy who thought he had little to lose soon finds himself with even less - no home, no family, or possessions. Accused of a crime he did not co...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780786816583
ISBN-10: 0786816589
Publication Date: 6/1/2004
Pages: 320
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
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4.1 stars, based on 49 ratings
Publisher: Hyperion
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed The Cross of Lead (Crispin, Bk 1) on + 7 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Newbery Medal. One of the best books I have ever read! Crispin will lead you to world where cruelty and deceit lurks in every corner, but compassion prevails.
reviewed The Cross of Lead (Crispin, Bk 1) on + 216 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Great book for a Medieval Unit study! It keeps the attention and is very exciting. You are on Crispin's side the whole time...with an unexpected twist to boot!
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Helpful Score: 1
A 13 year old boy in 14th century England is accused of a crime he did not commit. A 5th or 6th grade reader. Has some understanding of society in the 14th century.
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Fast read. Again, I guess this is for the young adult market. A young man, with no real name, known only as "Asta's Son", is labeled a "wolf's head", which means he is not human and may be killed on sight. He has no idea of who he is, only that he is being hunted for a crime he didn't commit. When the hunt goes way beyond that of his being a simple thief, he needs to find out why. Along the way he meets a juggler named Bear, who becomes his first real friend in the world. He finds out his true name and who he is.
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2003 Newbery Medal winner, New York Times bestseller, Publisher's Weekly bestseller - Great book for late elementary school readers (or adults who want a quick afternoon read!) A little adventure, a little history, a great story.
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