Crispin by Avi
The Cross of Lead

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"Avi's plot is engineered for maximum thrills, with twists, turns, and treachery aplenty. . . . A page-turner to delight Avi's fans, it will leave readers hoping for a sequel."-Publishers Weekly (starred review) H " . . . [T]he book is a page-turner from beginning to end . . . [A] meticulously crafted story, full of adventure, mystery, and action." -School Library Journal (starred review) "Historical fiction at its finest."-VOYA
 

About Avi

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Avi’s books are loved by kids and adults everywhere. He has written more than 50 books, several of which have garnered prestigious awards, including the Newbery Medal and two Newbery Honors. His titles with Hyperion include Crispin: The Cross of Lead, Crispin at the Edge of the World, and The Book Without Words. He lives with his family in Colorado.
 
Published July 23, 2010 by Disney Hyperion. 324 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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Avi guides his hero toward a final, very satisfying destiny in this wonderfully realized conclusion to the Crispin trilogy.

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An orphan boy continues searching for freedom amid the social and political chaos of 14th-century England in this swiftly paced sequel to Crispin: The Cross of Lead (2004).

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Set in 14th-century England, this Newbery-winning novel centers on an orphaned outcast who gets pegged for murder.

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Set in 14th-century England, Avi's (The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle) 50th book begins with a funeral, that of a village outcast whose past is shrouded

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Gather Books

After finding out he was christened with a royal name, Crispin, he finds himself on the run.

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Common Sense Media

Crispin is an appealing character, and Bear even more so, and Crispin's progress in learning from Bear to be a juggler and musician is very satisfying.

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Historical Novel Society

Young Crispin grows into a braver, more confident boy as he outwits the thieves and plans his way to Iceland.

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KidsReads

For example, he knows about the boy's father, and he says that Asta's son was christened with the name Crispin, even though his mother had kept that a secret.

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