The Dark Is Rising

The Dark Is Rising

By Susan Cooper; Alan Cober (Illustrator)

Margaret K. McElderry Books, Hardcover, 9780689303173, 304pp.

Publication Date: April 1973


On the Midwinter Day that is his eleventh birthday, Will Stanton discovers a special gift-- that he is the last of the Old Ones, immortals dedicated to keeping the world from domination by the forces of evil, the Dark. At once, he is plunged into a quest for the six magical Signs that will one day aid the Old Ones in the final battle between the Dark and the Light. And for the twelve days of Christmas, while the Dark is rising, life for Will is full of wonder, terror, and delight.

About the Author
Susan Cooper is the author of the five-volume fantasy The Dark Is Rising (including the Newbery Medal Winner The Grey King) as well as many other books for children and adults. She is the recipient of two Writers Guild Awards for television films, was co-author of the Broadway play Foxfire, and is a board member of the National Children s Book and Literacy Alliance. She lives in on an island in a salt-marsh in Massachusetts.