Crispin: The Cross of Lead
Alone in the world after the death of his mother, Crispin must flee the only home he has ever known to save his life. As he leaves, the good priest drops hints about his identity, causing Crispin to question everything he thought he knew.
Barbara’s Notes: We didn’t need another title for the Middle Ages, but this novel is just too well-written not to offer. Adventure, mystery, intrigue: it has it all.
Also discover the Crispin: The Cross of Lead focus guide
Focus: Descriptive writing; identity
Grade Level: 6th – 8th
Novel: 297 pages
Critical Thinking: Difficult
Focus Guide: 3 weeks