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Eagle of the Ninth, The - Book

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Study The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff with our study guide and lesson plans!

Carnegie Medal winning author, ALA Notable Children's Books, American Library Association Notable Children's Books, over a million copies sold worldwide

In the early second-century A.D., Marcus, the Roman Cohort Commander of the Second Legion, along with his best friend and former slave, Esca, begins a quest deep into the northern highlands of Britain and Scotland.

Determined to recover the lost eagle standard of his father's lost Ninth Legion and redeem his family's honor, Marcus also seeks to discover his father's fate and that of the men who mysteriously disappeared under his command. Desperate battles are followed by heart-stopping pursuit as they flee with the recovered eagle standard.  Travel with Marcus as he demonstrates the true meaning of freedom, friendship, and honor.

Book Author:
Rosemary Sutcliff
ISBN:
978-0-312-64429-1
Setting:
Ancient Rome and Britain, 125 AD
Genre:
British Lit choice grades 9 and up
Lexile Level:
1110L
Recommended Grade Level:
7-9 and up (British Lit choice grades 9 and up)
Page Count:
210 pages