AVI is the author of more than fifty books, in such genres as historical fiction, mysteries, adventure stories, fantasies, ghost stories, and animal tales. His acclaimed works include The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle (winner of a Newbery Honor and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award); Nothing But the Truth: A Documentary Novel (winner of a Newbery Honor and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor); Poppy (winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award); Encounter at Easton (winner of the Christopher Award); and The Fighting Ground (winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction).
Avi lives with his family in Denver, Colorado.I Kept Asking Myself if I felt different, if I was different. The answer was always yes. I was no longer nothing.... How odd, I thought: it had taken my mother's death, Father Quinel's murder, and the desire of others to kill me for me to claim a life of my own.Winner of the 2003 Newbery Medal. In medieval England, 13-year-old Crispin has no home, family, or possessions. Accused of a crime he didn't commit, he takes his mother's cross of lead and begins an amazing and terrifying journey across the English countryside.A New York Times Bestseller 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. 780L (AR) For ages 10-14
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