Crispin: The End of Time (Library Binding)

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By Avi
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As long as I could keep myself out of bondage, I would be true to Bear's teaching. And so it was that beyond all else, I was determined to keep my freedom.

After the death of their beloved mentor, Bear, Crispin and Troth are more desperate than ever, wandering the desolate French countryside, where they don't speak the language and know no one. The only hope they cling to is that somehow they can reach Iceland, where Bear had said there were no kings or lords, and where they can live in freedom. Crispin is determined to fulfill this dream, both for himself and to honor Bear's memory. But the road to liberty is filled with danger, betrayal, and loss. Crispin must decide for himself what freedom really means—and how high a price he is willing to pay for it.

About the Author

Avi is the award-winning author of more than seventy-five books for young readers, ranging from animal fantasy to gripping historical fiction, picture books to young adult novels. Crispin: The Cross of Lead won the Newbery Medal, and The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle and Nothing But the Truth were awarded Newbery Honors. He is also the author of the popular Poppy series. Avi lives outside Denver, Colorado. You can visit him online at

Praise For…

The action is nonstop and danger is around every corner. The first-person voice lends a sense of urgency to the novel, and Avi’s writing style is as elegant and engaging as ever.
— School Library Journal

This final volume in the Crispin trilogy showcases the same strengths as the earlier books: brisk, suspenseful narrative with effortlessly interwoven details of medieval life and provocative questions of ethics and morality. Another rousing page-turner.
— The Horn Book

Praise for CRISPIN: AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD: Child Magazine Best Book of the Year A Book Sense Winter Children’s Pick National Parenting Publication Honors Award Winner “A must purchase.”
— KLIATT(starred review)

“This moving, history-packed adventure leaves Crispin on the edge of the world and readers on the edge of their seats. Super storytelling.”
— Kirkus Reviews(starred review)

“Along with plenty of action and adventure, this displays a solid emotional base. The combination will make fans eager for the final installment.”
— Booklist (starred review)

“Readers will devour this story and eagerly anticipate the conclusion of Crispin’s adventures.”
— School Library Journal (starred review)

Praise for CRIPSIN: CROSS OF LEAD: John Newbery Medal Winner ALA Notable Children’s Book New York Times Best Seller Publishers Weekly Best Seller A Seattle Times Book of the Year “Avi’s plot is engineered for maximum thrills, with twists, turns, and treachery aplenty . . . A page-turner to delight Avi’s fans, it will leave readers hoping for a sequel.”
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“. . . a page-turner from beginning to end . . . [A] meticulously crafted story, full of adventure, mystery, and action.”
— School Library Journal (starred review)

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061740824
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: June 15th, 2010
Pages: 240
Language: English