Book Reviews of The Cross of Lead (Crispin, Bk 1)

The Cross of Lead (Crispin, Bk 1)
The Cross of Lead - Crispin, Bk 1
Author: Avi
ISBN-13: 9780786816583
ISBN-10: 0786816589
Publication Date: 6/1/2004
Pages: 320
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 49 ratings
Publisher: Hyperion
Book Type: Paperback
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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.
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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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Helpful Score: 1
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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Helpful Score: 1
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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Helpful Score: 1
Though designed for young adults, you just might find that you want to read this book after your son or daughter finishes it. It is easy to fall in love with a hero like Crispin whose tale is set in the Middle Ages. It combines the best elements of mystery, growing up novel, and historical fiction.
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Helpful Score: 1
A Publishers Weekly and New York Times best seller, this book is a combination historical fiction, mystery and coming of age tale filled with details of life in the Middle Ages; best suited for good readers in grades four-seven.
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Helpful Score: 1
this is one of the best medieval books i have ever read kept me wanting to read more in my top 5 best books!
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Helpful Score: 1
Great read along for boys
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read this book, in a few hours similar to lord of the rings and the chronicles of narnia
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Newbery Award winner Great!
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Great thriller filled with drama! Keeps you in suspense!
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Newberry award winning book for children.
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Certainly better than your average tweener book. But (SPOILER ALERT!!!) why does every poor orphan end up having some sort of royal parents in these stories?