The Eagle

The Roman Britain Trilogy (Volume 1)

Rosemary Sutcliff

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The Ninth Legion marched into the mists of Northern Britain—and they were never seen again. Thousands of men disappeared and their eagle standard was lost. It’s a mystery that’s never been solved, until now . . .
     Marcus has to find out what happened to his father, who led the legion. So he sets out into the unknown, on a quest so dangerous that nobody expects him to return.

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“Sutcliff has a genius for the re-creation of an historical period.”—Horn Book Reflections

“An unusual blend of stirring action and poetic symbolism. Authentic in background, skillful in plot, and perceptive in characterization.”—Booklist

“Imaginatively conceived.”—The New Yorker

“Decades later, I can still hear echoes of The Eagle of the Ninth in my head: the chink of mail, the tired beat of the legionaries’ feet.”—The Independent

“What a splendid story it is, compulsive reading!”—Junior Bookshelf

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Rosemary Sutcliff

Rosemary Sutcliff (1920-1992) wrote dozens of books for young readers, including her award-winning Roman Britain trilogy, The Eagle of the Ninth, The Silver Branch, and The Lantern Bearers, which won the Carnegie Medal. The Eagle of the Ninth is now a major motion picture, The Eagle, directed by Kevin MacDonald and starring Channing Tatum. Born in Surrey, Sutcliff spent her childhood in Malta and on various other naval bases where her father was stationed. At a young age, she contracted Still’s Disease, which confined her to a wheelchair for most of her life. Shortly before her death, she was named Commander of the British Empire (CBE) one of Britain's most prestigious honors. She died in West Sussex, England, in 1992.

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January 2011
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312564346
ISBN10: 0312564341
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8.25 inches, 240 pages
Age Range: 10 to 15
Grade Range: 5 and up
$8.99

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November 2010
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312644291
ISBN10: 0312644299
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 240 pages
Age Range: 10 to 15
Grade Range: 7 and up Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 1110LL
F&P Level A-Z: Z
AR Quiz Number: 142639
AR Points: 15

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
January 2011
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ISBN: 9781429934336
ISBN10: 1429934336
Young Adult Fiction304 pages
Age Range: 10 to 15
Grade Range: 5 and up
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