cover image CRISPIN: The Cross of Lead

CRISPIN: The Cross of Lead

Avi, . . Hyperion, $6.99 (310pp) ISBN 978-0-7868-1658-3

Set in 14th-century England, this Newbery-winning novel centers on an orphaned outcast who gets pegged for murder. "How the boy learns his true identity and finds his place in the world makes for a rattling fine yarn," wrote PW in a starred review. Ages 8-12. (June)