This first book in the popular Crispin series by Avi, we meet the young man whose journey we’ll come to know and be fascinated with. Winner of the John Newbery Medal, The Cross of Lead is recognized as a standard for many school curriculums. Avi is the author of other school classics like Poppy
and The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
Growing up in medieval England is not an easy task for a young boy. It’s especially difficult for a young boy with no family. This is the unfortunate predicament we find young Crispin in at the beginning of the novel. After his mother passes away, he is forced to leave the only home he has ever known. Now Crispin is a peasant being sent to the other side of the country. Luckily, during his travels, Crispin crosses paths with Bear. Bear is an interesting character, since his trade is juggling, but he’s also a political agitator and spy. Yet, it turns out, Bear is Crispin’s biggest protector. The two form a strong, family-like bond as they follow adventures and new experiences across medieval England.
With it’s historical themes, this title is recommended for readers ages ten to fourteen, or with at least a fifth grade reading level. Purchase a classroom novel set of the first book in the Crispin series to share with your school or educational program, as part of your library or classroom curriculum. This popular education title is affordable thanks to wholesale pricing offered on all of our bulk book titles. Browse our catalog of other education titles, bargain books and classroom novel sets.
The book, Crispin: The Cross of Lead [Bulk, Wholesale, Quantity] ISBN# 9780786816583 in Paperback by Avi may be ordered in bulk quantities. Minimum starts at 25 copies. Availability based on publisher status and quantity being ordered.