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The Dark Is Rising Sequence 5 Volume Boxed Set

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ISBN13: 9781416949961
ISBN10: 1416949968
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Susan Cooper's brilliant andlt;iandgt;Dark is Risingandlt;/iandgt; sequence has enthralled readers since the first book, andlt;iandgt;Over Sea, Under Stone,andlt;/iandgt; was published more than forty years ago. The second book, andlt;iandgt;The Dark is Rising,andlt;/iandgt; was named a Newberry Honor Book and is now a major motion picture. The fourth, andlt;iandgt;The Grey King,andlt;/iandgt; won the Newbery Medal. This handsome boxed set includes all five books in the celebrated sequence.

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Susan Cooper's brilliant Dark is Rising sequence has enthralled readers since the first book, Over Sea, Under Stone, was published more than forty years ago. The second book, The Dark is Rising, was named a Newberry Honor Book and is now a major motion picture. The fourth, The Grey King, won the Newbery Medal. This handsome boxed set includes all five books in the celebrated sequence.

About the Author

Susan Cooper, one of today’s most distinguished children's book writers, won a Newbery Medal and a Newbery Honor for books in her fantasy sequence, The Dark is Rising. She is also the author of King of Shadows, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book; Seaward; Victory; Ghost Hawk; and Green Boy, which was called “an intriguing and truly lovely book” by the New York Times Book Review. She lives in Massachusetts, and you can visit her online at TheLostLand.com

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Chris Horne, April 15, 2009 (view all comments by Chris Horne)
I never really enjoyed reading as a kid, I was into other things... but when I started one of these books, I couldn't put it down, and usually carried on reading the whole series. I have re-read them several times over my life and they're still some of my favorites.

This is not an epic saga like Harry Potter or Bored of the Rings. Instead it is a very manageable series--the books are short enough to get through, and each of the books stand on their own as exciting and very different stories from each other, still weaving a common thread which comes together toward the end of the series.

This series seems timeless, with present enough settings to feel modern, yet alluding to the arthurian legends in a motif that feels ancient and mystical, all pulling together in a unique approach to the classic battle of good vs evil. The intertwining of present day kids' adventure with the old and magical makes them highly engaging, especially for kids. They influenced me in many ways, and to this day I think of the wise people in my life as "old ones," (the term this series gives to the chosen ones of the 'light' who undertake to keep the powers of the 'dark' in check).

I highly recommend this series. One need not be a fantasy junkie to love these books because they're about regular kids who play a part in a very fantastical adventure. The border between reality and fantasy is nicely blurred by these stories... they certainly captured my imagination, and still do.
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halofriendly, June 23, 2007 (view all comments by halofriendly)
These books should all be required reading for middle school students and honestly, if you consider yourself a fan of fantasy, adult or younger, you have no excuse if these aren't sitting on your shelves.

Will, on his eleventh birthday, learns he is an Old One, a guardian for The Light. He must collect the ancient Things of Power (wood, bronze, iron, water, fire, and stone) so that the Light may do battle with the Dark and win. Unfortunately, such a brief synopsis does not do it justice, but I don't want to ruin anything for you. And since Cooper sets most of the story lines in Wales, you also get to learn a bit of Welsh...

Y maent yr mynyddoedd yn canu,
ac y mae?r arglwyddes yn dod.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781416949961
Subtitle:
Over Sea, Under Stone; The Dark Is Rising; Greenwitch; The Grey King; Silver on the Tree
Publisher:
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Author:
Cooper, Susan
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Edition Description:
Boxed Set
Series:
The Dark Is Rising Sequence
Publication Date:
20070821
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 8
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c covers
Pages:
1088
Dimensions:
7.62 x 5.12 in 27.86 oz
Age Level:
09-13

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"Synopsis" by , Susan Cooper's brilliant Dark is Rising sequence has enthralled readers since the first book, Over Sea, Under Stone, was published more than forty years ago. The second book, The Dark is Rising, was named a Newberry Honor Book and is now a major motion picture. The fourth, The Grey King, won the Newbery Medal. This handsome boxed set includes all five books in the celebrated sequence.
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