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Crispin: The Cross of Lead

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead
by Avi

The first book in the popular Crispin series. Accused of a crime he did not commit, Crispin has been declared a "wolf's head." That means he may be killed on sight, by anyone. If he wishes to remain alive, he must flee his tiny village. This book won the prestigious Newbery Award for children's literature.  It's a page-turner historical fiction book that's perfect for use when teaching about the Middle Ages.

Grade Level:    5th grade     6th grade     7th grade 

Reading Level:    Guided Reading Level W       DRA Level 60

Book Type:   chapter book

Related:    Middle Ages    history     historical fiction     Crispin series     Newbery Award


Condition:  This book is used but in good condition. There's very little or no water damage, torn pages, damage to the spine, or writing on the outer cover or inside pages. Occasionally there's a small amount of writing on the inside cover (previous owner's name/inscription).