Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi
Asta's son, a poor peasant in 14th Century England, was only 13 when his mother died and his whole world crumbled. His mourning was soon replaced by inexplicable terror when, it seemed, the whole world was suddenly determined to see him dead! On the advice of his priest, Crispin escaped from the only home he had ever known and ran into a world he had never known. With him, he carried his only possession, a cross of lead. Having no skills, no friends, no family, and no experience in finding food, Crispin's problems began to multiply.
Why was Crispin being pursued?
Who was the mysterious stranger he met in a deserted village?
was the secret held in the cross of lead?
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Newbery Medal Connections:
A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park
The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman
The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman
The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli
Avi was the guest speaker at the Texas State Reading Association in Corpus Christi, Texas, on March 5th, 2005
(Special Thanks to Kellie Vaughan for this special picture!)
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