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Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper

Over Sea, Under Stone (1965)

by Susan Cooper

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Series: The Dark is Rising Sequence (1)

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    Earthfasts by William Mayne (ed.pendragon)
    ed.pendragon: Another classic children's book with an Arthurian theme, bringing the Matter of Britain into the 20th century.
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  mshampson | Jan 5, 2015 |
I read this series in high school, and though I found the first book to be the weakest, this series is one of the reasons I love reading and enjoy writing - they left a deep impression on me I'll never forget. I love this series, I own all five in a box set and lives happily on my bookshelf. ( )
  KVHardy | Jan 2, 2015 |
I picked up this series to reread. I'd read it several times as a child, but forgotten pretty much everything about it except that I liked it. The series holds up well. I particularly enjoyed "The Dark Is Rising" (book two) with its rural British Christmas setting. I never was completely clear about why the Drew children were important--I guess they were just in the right place at the right time. There's no question about Will Stanton, the seventh son of a seventh son, or about his friend Bran whose origins are even more remarkable. ( )
  iBeth | Dec 27, 2014 |
The three Drew children discover an ancient map in the attic of their holiday home, which when the mysterious writing is revealed seems to point to the hiding place of a grail. For some reason I was under the impression this was a fantasy tale and, although it has a tiny bit of magic in it, it's really mainly a mystery for the younger reader. It was a decent read, but a little too Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys for me to love it. I have been told the following installments are "proper" fantasy, so I'll continue the series for sure. ( )
  -Eva- | Dec 20, 2014 |
Children on adventures...what fun! Seems to be a more subdued fantasy within modern elements. Really enjoyed it. ( )
  learn2laugh | Sep 14, 2014 |
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Susan Cooperprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gill, MargeryIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jennings, AlexNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rikman, KristiinaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Westrup, Jadwiga P.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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On holiday in Cornwall, the three Drew children discover an ancient map in the attic of the house that they are staying in. They know immediately that it is special. It is even more than that -- the key to finding a grail, a source of power to fight the forces of evil known as the Dark. And in searching for it themselves, the Drews put their very lives in peril.

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Three children on a holiday in Cornwall find an ancient manuscript which sends them on a dangerous quest for a grail that would reveal the true story of King Arthur and that entraps them in the eternal battle between the forces of the Light and the forces of the Dark.… (more)

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