16. May 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Children's Books, Janet · Tags:

Crispin, The Cross of Lead by Avi, 262 pages, read by Janet, on 05/14/2013

Crispin  This is a great adventure story of a boy living in the English fourteenth-century countryside whose parents died and not only was he on his own, but accused of a crime and labeled a “wolf’s head” – making him open to death by anyone.  The very large magician, Bear, adopted him and taught him to think for himself.  As they travel through the countryside Bear also teaches Crispin how to defend himself, which will be very necessary when he has to save Bear’s life and his own.

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