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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
FSG Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9781429934398240 Pages, Ages 10-15
Threatened by a tide of invaders, the last of the Roman Auxiliaries are to leave Britain forever. But Aquila, a young legionnaire, chooses to stay behind, in order to join the fight to save his native land.
The Lantern Bearers is the winner of the 1959 Carnegie Medal in Literature.
ALA Notable Children's Books, Carnegie Medal, American Library Association Notable Children's Books
Aquila halted on the edge of the hanging woods, looking down. Below him he could see the farmstead under the great, bare swell of the downs; the russet-roofed huddle of buildings, the orchard behind, making a darker pattern on the...