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Author: Avi
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 142310305X
ISBN-13: 9781423103059
Sku: 205103577
Publish Date: 4/22/2008
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7.75H x 5.75L x 0.5T
Pages:  234
Age Range:  14 to 15
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It was a June morning when Bear and I passed beyond Great Wexly's walls and left the crowded and treacherous city behind. (from the first line)
In this second book of a planned trilogy, Avi explores themes of war, religion, and family as he continues the adventures of Crispin and Bear.
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Branded as traitors by the king's authorities, Crispin and his guardian, Bear, flee to coastal towns in fourteenth-century England, where they perform a musical juggling act and bond as a family after befriending a disfigured girl.|The more I came to know of the world, the more I knew I knew it not.||He was a nameless orphan, marked for death by his masters for an unknown crime. Discovering his name- Crispin-only intensified the mystery.  Then Crispin met Bear, who helped him learn the secret of his full identity. And in Bear-the enormous, red-bearded juggler, sometime spy, and everyday philosopher-Crispin also found a new father and a new world.||Now Crispin and Bear have set off to live their lives as free men. But they don't get far before their past catches up with them: Bear is being pursued by members of the secret brotherhood who believe he is an informer. When Bear is badly wounded, it is up to Crispin to make decisions about their future-where to go, whom to trust. Along the way they become entangled with an extraordinary range of people, each of whom affects Crispin and Bear's journey in unexpected ways.  To find freedom and safety, they may have to travel to the edge of the world-even if it means confronting death itself.||In this riveting sequel to the Newbery-Award winning Crispin: The Cross of Lead-the second book in a planned trilogy-Avi explores themes of war, religion, and family as he continues the adventures of Crispin and Bear.|
Annotation:
Prolific children's author Avi's 50th novel is set in medieval England, where an illiterate teenage boy, simply known as Astas's son, is left in dire straits after his mother dies and he's accused of a priest's murder. Fleeing for his life, having discovered his true name is Crispin, the boy befriends Bear, a roving juggler, and sets out to clear his name. Winner of the 2003 Newbery Medal.

Praise

"This moving, history-packed adventure leaves Crispin on the edge of the world and readers on the edge of their seats. Super storytelling." 08/01/2006

"The adventures are well crafted and the historical setting deliciously conveyed; fans old and new will eagerly await the conclusive third volume." 01/01/2007

Product Attributes
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   10
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0234
Product attributePublisher:   Hyperion Books for Children
Product attributeSeries Part:   02
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