The Dark Is Rising

By Susan Cooper; Alex Jennings (Read by)
(Listening Library, Compact Disc, 9780739359730)

Publication Date: August 28, 2007

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Description

On the Midwinter Day that is his eleventh birthday, Will Stanton discovers a special gift–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.

“Susan Cooper is one of the few contemporary writers who has the vivid imagination, the narrative powers, and the moral vision that permit her to create the kind of sweeping conflict between good and evil that lies at the heart of all great fantasy. Tolkien had it. So did C. S. Lewis. And Cooper writes in the same tradition.” –Psychology Today




About the Author
Susan Cooper, one of today's most distinguished children's book writers, won a Newbery Medal and a Newbery Honor for books in her fantasy sequence, The Dark is Rising. She is also the author of "King of Shadows, " a "Boston Globe-Horn Book "Award" "Honor Book; Seaward"; Victory"; Ghost Hawk"; and "Green Boy", which was called "an intriguing and truly lovely book" by the "New York Times Book Review." She lives in Massachusetts, and you can visit her online at TheLostLand.com

Alex Jennings, a distinguished two-time Olivier Award winner, has starred in numerous Royal Shakespeare and National Theatre productions; his films include The Four Feathers, The Wings of the Dove, and A Midsummer Night's Dream.
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