Crispin: the Cross of Lead - by Avi
2003 Newbery Medal Winner
"Avi's latest novel is superb combination of mystery, historical fiction, and a coming-of-age tale... Breathlessly paced, beautifully written, and filled with details of life in the Middle Ages, this compelling novel is one of Avi's finest."-Book Report
Avi's action-packed adventure, Crispin, transports us back to 14th Century England, wher a young serf on the run from his miserable past come to discover not only his true identity but a sense of self-worth.
About the Author: Known for his unconventional vision and quirky creative style, Avi has penned scores of children's books that young readers devour with a passion. Twice awarded the Newbery Honor medal for his work, this prolific Pied Piper recently won the 2003 Newbery Medal for Crispin: The Cross of Lead -- an action-packed adventure set in 14th-century England.