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"Avi's plot is engineered for maximum thrills, with twists, turns and treachery aplenty, but it's the compellingly drawn relationship between Crispin and Bear that provides the heart of this story." (Publishers Weekly)
Crispin the Cross of Lead is an outstanding book. It's about a 13-year-old boy in England during the Middle Ages. In the beginning his mother dies and gives him a cross made of lead which proves to have special meaning. The story is filled with twists, turns and great descriptions. This book may be difficult for kids who don't understand the dialogue of the Middle Ages, yet you can learn a great deal about what life was like during that time period. You really find out about how religious everyone was in the Middle Ages. Ron Keith did such a great job reading the book I felt like I was running right along next to Crispin. I loved the book so much I'm going to read the sequel. I recommend this to anyone looking for an exciting and adventurous book.
This audio version of Crispin was extremely well done. The voice over captured our entire family. It exceeded our expectations!
The reader had a fine voice and accent, which added to the sense of fun and drama in the story.
Great story! Enjoyed listening. But, beware it is a little dark and violent when it most matters. I'd say I wouldn't recommend for kids under 10, but best for kids +12.
This book has sooooooo much action!!!!! I recommend it for mostly tweens and up. It has much violence but still has a great moral!!!!
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