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Crispin: The Cross of Lead

Crispin: The Cross of Lead

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Series: History, Middles Ages to Renaissance
Genres: Chapter Books, Fiction
Tags: Ages 12 & Up, Ages 8-12, Award Winners
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication Year: 2004

In fourteenth-century England a nameless thirteen-year-old peasant boy, who thought he had little to lose, finds himself with even less. Accused of a crime he did not commit, he has been declared a "wolf's head," meaning that anyone can kill him on sight. To remain alive the boy must flee his tiny village, taking with him only his newly revealed name -- Crispin -- and his mother's cross of lead.

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In fourteenth-century England a nameless thirteen-year-old peasant boy, who thought he had little to lose, finds himself with even less.

Accused of a crime he did not commit, he has been declared a “wolf’s head,” meaning that anyone can kill him on sight.

To remain alive the boy must flee his tiny village, taking with him only his newly revealed name — Crispin — and his mother’s cross of lead.

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