Friday, January 30, 2009

Over Sea, Under Stone

Susan Cooper
Jonathan Cape 1965

This classic summer vacation adventure stars three children, an old house, a hidden door, a forgotten attic, and a map that just might lead to an ancient treasure. With hints of greater magic at work, the Drew children follow clues that lead them over sea and under stone to find a relic from the time of King Arthur.

What sets this book apart is the excellence of its prose. The writing and the characters far exceed the standards for books written for children at that time. Three cheers for Susan Cooper!

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