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!
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.
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.