I love historical fiction! Crispin: The Cross of Lead is set in England in the 1300's. In this Newbery Medal winning book, the main character is Crispin; but he doesn't know his name until after the death of his mother. His name isn't the only mystery about his life, and this book tells the story of his adventures as he finds out who he really is. After his mother's death, he hears men talking and he now knows more than he should. They make him a "wolf's head"--which means anyone can kill him! With the help of his new friend Bear he tries to avoid capture and sure death as they make their way through the English countryside. In the aftermath of the plague; they find poverty, death, and destruction! If you like historical fiction, adventure, and mystery--this is the book for you!
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