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The Eagle of the Ninth (Paperback)

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Description


The Ninth Legion marched into the mists of Northern Britain—and they were never seen again. Four thousand men disappeared and their eagle standard was lost. It’s a mystery that’s never been solved, until now . . .  Marcus has to find out what happened to his father, who led the legion. So he sets out into the unknown, on a quest so dangerous that nobody expects him to return.

About the Author


Rosemary Sutcliff (1920-1992) wrote dozens of novels for young readers, including the award-winning trilogy set in Roman Britain," The Eagle of the Ninth, The Silver Branch, "and
"The Lantern Bearers," Shortly before her death, she was awarded the CBE, one of Britain's most prestigious honors.

Praise For…


“Sutcliff has a genius for the re-creation of an historical period.”—Horn Book Reflections
“An unusual blend of stirring action and poetic symbolism. Authentic in background, skillful in plot, and perceptive in characterization.”—Booklist
“Imaginatively conceived.”—The New Yorker
“Decades later, I can still hear echoes of The Eagle of the Ninth in my head: the chink of mail, the tired beat of the legionaries’ feet.”—The Independent
“What a splendid story it is, compulsive reading!”—Junior Bookshelf
An ALA Notable Book

Product Details
ISBN: 9780312644291
ISBN-10: 0312644299
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication Date: November 8th, 2010
Pages: 210
Language: English