The Silver Branch

The Roman Britain Trilogy (Volume 2)

Rosemary Sutcliff

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Download Image Rosemary Sutcliff The Silver Branch

Available Formats

BookeBook
More than a century after The Eagle of the Ninth leaves off, two cousins join the Roman side in the fight against a tyrannical British emperor.

Connect with the Author

Sign Up for
Author Updates

Macmillan Newsletter


Sign up to receive information about new books, author events, and special offers.

Sign up now

Book Excerpts

Read an Excerpt

The Saxon Shore

On a blustery autumn day a galley was nosing up the wide loop of a British river that widened into the harbour of Rutupiae.

The tide was low, and the mud-banks at either hand that would be covered at high tide were alive with curlew and sandpiper. And out of the waste of sandbank and sour salting, higher and nearer as the time went by, rose Rutupiae: the long, whale-backed hump of the island and the grey ramparts of the fortress, with the sheds of the dockyard massed below it.

The young man standing on the fore-deck of the galley watched the fortress drawing nearer

Read the full excerpt

Back

Reviews

Praise for The Silver Branch

"Superb...Enthusiastically recommended." --The Horn Book

Reviews from Goodreads

Back

About the Author

Rosemary Sutcliff

ROSEMARY SUTCLIFF is the author of 50 historical novels for children. The third book in the Roman Britain trilogy, The Lantern Bearers, won the Carnegie Medal in 1959, and Tristan and Iseult was a runner up in 1972. She also won the first Phoenix Award in 1985 for The Mark of the Horse Lord and the most recent in 2010 for The Shining Company. Rosemary Sutcliff received an OBE (Officer of the British Empire) for services to Children’s Literature in 1975 and in 1993, the year after her death, was promoted to CBE (Commander of the British Empire).

Rosemary Sutcliff

Back

Reading Guide

Other Guides

Back

Buy the Book

Available Formats and Book Details

The Silver Branch
Rosemary Sutcliff

e-Book Agency

e-Book Agency
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
February 2011
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429934671
ISBN10: 1429934670
Young Adult Fiction208 pages
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Range: 7 and up
$7.12

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Square Fish
November 2010
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312644314
ISBN10: 0312644310
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 208 pages
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Range: 6 and up Information for Librarians

Information for Librarians


Lexile: 1120LL

$9.99
Back

From The Publisher

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Latest on Facebook

Latest on Twitter

Back