Crispin: The Cross of Lead - Book

Disney Hyperion

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Reading Level: Grades 6-8 

Lexile Level: 780

Setting: England, 1330s

Genre: Historical

Page Count: 320

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The boy had always been called "Asta's son," but when Asta, his mother, dies, the village priest reveals that his Christian name is Crispin. The priest also gives Crispin his mother's lead cross and promises to reveal what the words etched on its surface mean. But before he can tell Crispin, the priest is murdered and Crispin accused of the crime. Believing the cross holds clues to his father's identity, Crispin flees, eventually joining up with a traveling juggler named Bear. 
Full of surprises, thrills, treachery, contentment, and a hearty dose of what life was actually like in the 14th century, Crispin is also a story of faith, developing maturity, and learning what freedom and manhood really mean.

Book Awards:
Newbery Medal Winner 2003   •   ALA Notable Children's Book   •   Publishers Weekly Best-Seller   •   New York Time Best-Seller

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  • Posted by Keith D. on 29th May 2015


    We are looking forward to reading

    We are looking forward to reading this book for our IEW class this Fall. Great service from Progeny.