Thursday, October 26, 2017
#tbt: Crispin: the cross of lead by Avi
Crispin: the cross of lead by Avi. 272 p. Disney Press. 9780786808281.
#tbt features Crispin: cross of lead by Avi. This was Avi's 50th book, was published in 2002, and won the 2003 Newbery Medal. It is book one of a trilogy set in Medieval England. It is the story of a fatherless, thirteen-year-old boy known only as Asta's son. When his mother dies, Asta's son has no one to turn to. His village priest tells him his name is Crispin and gives him a cross of lead with some writing on it. Before he can tell Crispin anymore, he is murdered by men sent by the steward of the village's feudal lord. Mystery and action make this a page-turner.