Susan Cooper
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Susan Cooper

Susan Cooper is best known for her acclaimed five-book fantasy sequence "The Dark is Rising," which won a Newbery Medal, a Newbery Honor Award, and two Carnegie Honor Awards. Born in England in 1935, she became a reporter and feature writer for the London Sunday Times--her first boss was James Bond creator Ian Fleming--before moving to the United States in 1963. Her first novels were "Mandrake" and the autobiographical "Dawn of Fear," followed by the complete Dark is Rising sequence (Over Sea, Under Stone; The Dark is Rising; Greenwitch; The Grey King; Silver on the Tree). The sequence, deeply rooted in the rich heritage of Arthurian legend and Celtic mythology, is a classic work of children's literature, still in print after 40 years. Cooper went on to write other well-received children's novels, including "Seaward," "The Boggart" and its sequel "The Boggart and the Monster," "Green Boy," "King of Shadows," and "Victory," as well as several picture books for young readers with illustrators such as Ashley Bryan and Warwick Hutton. She has also written books for adults, as well as plays and Emmy-nominated screenplays (some in collaboration with her second husband, the actor Hume Cronyn). Recent books include her biography of Jack Langstaff titled "The Magic Maker," the young adult novel "Ghost Hawk," and in 2018, her newest addition to the Boggart series: "The Boggart Fights Back." Ms. Cooper lives in Marshfield MA. Visit her on Facebook or on her website at www.thelostland.com.

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    • The Dark Is Rising

    • Book 2 of The Dark Is Rising Sequence
    • By: Susan Cooper
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 741
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 487
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 497

    On the Midwinter Day that is his eleventh birthday, Will Stanton discovers a special gift...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 5 for the series, 4 for the reader

    • By W. S. on 04-26-04

    Regular price: $32.20

    • Over Sea, Under Stone

    • Book 1 of The Dark Is Rising Sequence
    • By: Susan Cooper
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 782
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 555
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 562

    On holiday in Cornwall, the three children discover an ancient map in the attic of the house that they are staying in....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A short but excellent tale.

    • By Bryan J. Peterson on 06-02-12

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Grey King

    • Book 4 of The Dark Is Rising Sequence
    • By: Susan Cooper
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 371
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 260
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265

    There is a Welsh legend about a harp of gold, hidden within a certain hill, that will be found by a boy and a white dog with silver eyes; a dog that can see the wind....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One step closer.

    • By Bryan J. Peterson on 02-27-13

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Greenwitch

    • Book 3 of The Dark Is Rising Sequence
    • By: Susan Cooper
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 405
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 282
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 286

    Simon, Jane, and Barney, enlisted by their mysterious great-uncle, arrive in a small coastal town to recover a priceless golden grail stolen by the forces of evil: the Dark....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Power from the Greenwitch...

    • By Bryan J. Peterson on 06-27-12

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Ghost Hawk

    • By: Susan Cooper
    • Narrated by: Jim Dale
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    From Newbery Medalist Susan Cooper, a story of adventure and friendship between a young Native American and a colonial New England settler....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Jim dale gives a masterful historical tale life

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-09-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Silver on the Tree

    • Book 5 of The Dark Is Rising Sequence
    • By: Susan Cooper
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 337
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224

    The Dark is rising in its last and greatest bid to control the world. And Will Stanton, last-born of the immortal Old Ones...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The last battle.

    • By Bryan J. Peterson on 02-27-13

    Regular price: $21.27

    • The Boggart

    • By: Susan Cooper
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    When Emily and Jess Volnik's family inherits a remote, crumbling Scottish castle, they also inherit the Boggart - an invisible, mischievous spirit....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Under appreciated masterpiece

    • By Xander C. on 06-19-17

    Regular price: $21.00

    • King of Shadows

    • By: Susan Cooper
    • Narrated by: Jim Dale
    • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    Only in the world of the theater can Nat Field find an escape from the tragedies that have shadowed his young life. So he is thrilled when he is chosen to join an American drama troupe traveling to London....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you're reading this, go read this book instead

    • By V. W on 11-23-16

    Regular price: $21.00

    • The Boggart and the Monster

    • By: Susan Cooper
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 18

    It's been two years since Emily and Jess Volnik visited ancient Castle Keep in Scotland and made the acquaintance of the Boggart....

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