The Cross of Lead (Hardcover, Large Print)
Thorndike Press, 9780786255016, 303pp.
Publication Date: July 1, 2003
Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (5/22/2008)
Digital Audiobook (7/29/2010)
Hardcover, Japanese (11/30/2003)
A Newbery Medal Winner
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.
(AR) For ages 10-14