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Rosemary Sutcliff

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.

Sword Song

Rosemary Sutcliff
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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...

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Outcast

Rosemary Sutcliff; Illustrated by Richard Kennedy
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

When a Roman ship is wrecked off the coast of Britain, an infant, Beric, is the only survivor. He is rescued by a British tribe who raise him as their own until they can no longer ignore his Roman ancestry.

"How Beric survived...is not only incredible but gripping, convincing fiction." --The Horn Book

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Warrior Scarlet

Rosemary Sutcliff
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

In Bronze Age Britain, young Drem must overcome his disability-a withered arm-if he is to prove his manhood and become a warrior.

"[A] stark and beautifully written story." --Saturday Review

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The Shining Company

Rosemary Sutcliff
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

"This novel of early Britain draws you into a desolate landscape that quivers with flame and shadow; an age-old war story of glory...A story dark and fierce and shining." --Starred boxed review, Booklist

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Tristan and Iseult

Rosemary Sutcliff
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Tristan defeats Ireland's greatest warrior and gains the friendship of his uncle, the King of Cornwall, who entrusts him with a very special mission: to sail the seas in search of a queen.

"The storytelling is superb." --The Horn Book

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