Life in 14th century England is not easy for Asta's 13-year-old son, Crispin. His mother has died, and he is alone. He is a serf bound to Lord Furnival and has no standing in society. But something is not right. He has been framed for stealing from Lord Furnival, accused of killing the village priest, and labeled a 'wolf's head,' meaning he can be killed on sight by anyone. He doesn't know why his enemies are pursuing him so relentlessly. He runs away, and meets Bear, a giant of a man, who makes his living juggling and entertaining people. Join Crispin on a race across England to discover who he is, and why someone wishes him dead! Crispin is the winner the 2003 Newbery Medal.
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Date read: 4/13/2009
I LOVED this book! It is a fantastic read and has great language (which is sometimes hard to find). It also is a Newbery Medal winner and an example of great literature. I need to read more books by Avi!