The Grey King (Paperback)
|Author: Susan Cooper|
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|In Wales, recovering from a severe illness, Will meets Bran, a strange boy with a white dog, who invokes an old Welsh legend that foreshadows Will's role in the last battle between the Dark and the Light.|
From the Publisher:
Will Stanton arrives in North Wales and undertakes his call, as last-born of the Old Ones, to sound the golden harp and wake the Six SleepersWill Stanton, visiting in Wales, is swept into a desperate quest to find the golden harp and to awaken the ancient Sleepers.
Susan Cooper was raised during the chaos and horror of World War II. When she was 27, she married American widower Nicholas Grant and moved from England to the United States to live with him and his three children. Cooper has remained in the U.S., where she writes her books, many of which are based on English and Welsh myths. In 1976 she won the Newbery Medal for THE GREY KING, part of her Dark Is Rising series based on the legend of King Arthur. In addition to these young adult works, Cooper also works as a journalist and a playwright. She is admired for her picture books, including THE SILVER COW: A WELSH TALE and THE SELKIE GIRL.