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Dark is Rising #0001: The Dark Is Risingby Susan Cooper
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On the Midwinter Day that is his eleventh birthday, Will Stanton discovers a special gift-- that he is the last of the Old Ones, immortals dedicated to keeping the world from domination by the forces of evil, the Dark. At once, he is plunged into a quest for the six magical Signs that will one day aid the Old Ones in the final battle between the Dark and the Light. And for the twelve days of Christmas, while the Dark is rising, life for Will is full of wonder, terror, and delight.
On his eleventh birthday Will Stanton discovers that he is the last of the Old Ones, destined to seek the six magical Signs that will enable the Old Ones to triumph over the evil forces of the Dark.
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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