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Dawn Wind

Written by Rosemary Sutcliff

Illustrated by Charles Keeping

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An exciting historical adventure about a boy who has to fend for himself after his father and brother are killed by Saxon warriors at the great battle of Aquae Sulis. Rosemary Sutcliff in one of the best-loved writers of the twentieth century and this reissue will delight fans old and new.

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Dawn Wind Synopsis

The boy lay in the silence of the great battlefield, gazing at his own hand spread on the ground beside him. The hand moved and he realized, with something like surprise, that he was not dead. His name was Owain and further up the hillside lay his father and brother, both killed by Saxon warriors in that last great battle of Aquae Sulis. From that moment Owain knows that he must make his own way in the world and so begins his journey to face the many challenges that lie ahead. Rosemary Sutcliff is one of the greatest writers of historical fiction and Dawn Wind is an acclaimed and much-loved classic tale which will enthral readers old and new. This stunning new edition features the evocative original black and white illustrations by award-winning artist, Charles Keeping, which bring the story vividly to life.

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ISBN: 9780192793591
Publication date: 04/04/2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780192793591
Publication date: 4th April 2013
Author: Rosemary Sutcliff
Illustrator: Charles Keeping
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 336 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Historical Fiction
Recommendations: eBooks

About Rosemary Sutcliff

Rosemary Sutcliff was born in Surrey, the daughter of a naval officer. At the age of two she contracted the progressively wasting Still's disease, and hence spent most of her life in a wheelchair. Her first children's book was published in 1950, and from then on she devoted her time and talents to the writing of children's historical novels, which have placed her name high in the field of contemporary children's literature. Rosemary received an OBE in the 1975 Birthday Honours List. Rosemary Sutcliff's novels about Roman Britain have won much critical acclaim. The best-known of these is her The Eagle ...

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