Sword Song

Rosemary Sutcliff

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Discovered among Rosemary Sutcliff 's papers after her death in 1992, Sword Song is the swashbuckling epic of a young Viking swordsman, banished from his home for unintentionally killing a man, who takes up a new life as a mercenary.

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Praise for Sword Song

"An action book if there ever was one." --Kirkus Reviews

"Sutcliff 's careful handling of how a young man, influenced by hero-worship and the force of custom, deals with the difficult choices that lead to maturity is nothing short of masterly. An unexpected and most welcome gift." - The Horn Book

"Whether Sutcliff is calling up the ale houses of Dublin or the battle-torn moors of Scotland, her descriptive language and dialogue transport readers back to a time and place not usually visited in young people's fiction." - Booklist

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Rosemary Sutcliff

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.

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Sword Song
Rosemary Sutcliff

Trade Paperback

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Sunburst Paperbacks
April 2005
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780374469849
ISBN10: 0374469849
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 1/8 x 7 5/8 inches, 288 pages, Map
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Range: 7 and up Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 1240LL
AR Quiz Number: 104050
AR Points: 14

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