Crispin by Avi
The End of Time ( (Balzer & Bray))

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As long as I could keep myself out of bondage, I would be true to Bear's teaching. And so it was that beyond all else, I was determined to keep my freedom.

After the death of their beloved mentor, Bear, Crispin and Troth are more desperate than ever, wandering the desolate French countryside, where they don't speak the language and know no one. The only hope they cling to is that somehow they can reach Iceland, where Bear had said there were no kings or lords, and where they can live in freedom. Crispin is determined to fulfill this dream, both for himself and to honor Bear's memory. But the road to liberty is filled with danger, betrayal, and loss. Crispin must decide for himself what freedom really means—and how high a price he is willing to pay for it.

 

About Avi

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Lynne Ewing is the best-selling author of the Daughters of the Moon series, and the popular companion series Sons of the Dark and Sisters of Isis. Ms. Ewing lives in Los Angeles, California, and Washington, DC.
 
Published June 3, 2010 by Balzer + Bray. 244 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Travel. Fiction

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

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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 in mystery and whose adolescent son is known only as "Asta's son."

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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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