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"When the Dark comes rising, six shall turn it back, He is the Sign-Seeker, last of the immortal Old Ones, destined to battle the powers of evil that trouble the land. Her classic five-book fantasy sequence The Dark Is Rising won the Newbery Medal and a Newbery Honor. Editorial Reviews. Review. "When the Dark comes rising, six shall turn it back, Susan Cooper, in her five-title Dark Is Rising sequence, creates a world where the conflict between good and evil reaches epic proportions. Over Sea, Under Stone. The Dark Is Rising Sequence (Series). Book 1. Susan Cooper Author Alex Jennings Narrator (). cover image of The Dark Is Rising .

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It was interesting to start reading this book and have no idea, at first, of how it connected to the first book in the series. That became clear over time, in an interesting way. It was a quick read for me, and enjoyable, and I passed it on to my year-old and she liked it too. This is a well-known and highly regarded children's fantasy series involving a supernatural threat to modern Britain. The setting in this case rural Buckinghamshire is vividly real, and so is the Susan Cooper lives on a saltmarsh island in Massachusetts, and you can visit her online at TheLostLand. The Dark Is Rising. Susan Cooper.

It was the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. Its throat was red, and its feathers all different shades of green, gleaming. The spider-silk was all gone now, but still the bird didn't move. It must have been totally exhausted. Lou gazed and gazed at the bird, and the bird looked back at Lou.

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We moved out of the room, across the porch, to the hibiscus hedge, all starred with yellow-centered red flowers like trumpets. Hummingbirds love hibiscus. But the tiny bird still rested there on Lou's hand, not moving; as though it was giving Lou a present, staying so that he could look.

It was so beautiful, I can't tell you. At last it flew, and hovered beside a flower, and darted away.

I couldn't think of anything else to say, it was so amazing. Lou smiled at me, and made his happy sound, that's as close as he can get to a laugh. My brother Lou doesn't talk, and he has a few other problems too. He's different. But I'm used to it.

Does he need them more? Do you think it ever existed? Take note of how the media cover big stories in your community.

Do you think the coverage is fair and factual? Do you think some stories get too much attention? Be sure to include their stopovers in London and Edinburgh. If possible, work with a travel agent to map out exact itineraries by air, train, and road. Would it be fun, disastrous, or a little of both? Write an original story.

Find out more about this ancient language. In what countries or regions was it spoken? What language largely replaced Gaelic? Try to find written examples of the language.

The children are quick to point out their proper nationality. Research some of the social and cultural differences between the United States and Canada. Though the two countries have a long history of friendly relations, are there also points of disagreement? Which country has a stronger link to Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom? A logical girl, she understands why she and her family have moved from London, England to Connecticut.

She knows that her new stepfather and stepbrother are fine fellows and that her house and room are bigger and more beautiful than anything she's ever had before.

She knows this. However, Molly is so homesick for England that she'll hold on to anything that might tie her to it as if it were a lifeline. When a book of the life of Lord Nelson falls into her possession, Molly starts finding herself connected to the life of a boy who lived hundreds of years before her own. Sam Robbins was, during the time of the Napoleonic wars, pressed into serving on Horatio Nelson's ship.

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Once he is on The Victory, Sam finds himself both horrified and awed by his experience as one of the crew's powder monkeys. Told in alternating chapters, the book charts Molly's journey back to her former home to visit The Victory today, and Sam's journey over the seas on the boat he would soon regard as his own.

Because the book is shifting continually between the present and the past, Cooper sometimes writes herself into an interesting predicament. On the one hand you have Molly, who's misery is palpable. Cleverly, Cooper allows the reader to feel the child's homesickness and sheer unhappiness just as if it were their own.

We are utterly sympathetic. At the same time, though, Cooper has coupled this tale alongside Sam's story. There is a moment in the book where Sam has just been forced to wear an iron bar in his mouth for three days as punishment for something he mistakenly did. He cannot eat or drink or sleep and the bar cuts painfully into his skin, drawing blood. The chapter ends after the bolt is removed and suddenly we're back with Molly who's problems, let's face it, shrivel up and dry in the face of Sam's agony.

As I read the book I wondered if Cooper was aware that the reader might not sympathize with Molly as keenly once they'd been introduced to Sam's torturous situation.

I needn't have feared.

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I suspect that Cooper knew exactly what she was doing when she paired Sam's tale with that of Molly's because at that moment the reader starts to feel that the Molly dilemma can only be solved if she herself understands how small her problems really are. The climax comes when Molly does realize this in an almost violent but necessary fashion. A co-worker of mine started reading the book, but stopped when she found it dull. I was fascinated by this reaction, especially since I've been wondering how kids would react to this story.

Would they be bored? I think Molly's contemporary tale is definitely necessary.

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I suppose the first image of the funeral march for Lord Nelson might be a bit slow as beginnings go, but once Molly is thrown head over heels into the ocean as her step-brother and step-father sail, the tale definitely picks up. Of course, it's filled to brimming with ship terms. And there's quite a lot of discussion of how the ship is laid out.

Interestingly enough I kept suddenly envisioning the layout of the ships found in "The Pirates of the Caribbean" movies. I suspect that if you wanted to make a reader reluctant to pick up this story, just explain to them that there are ship fights similar to those in the "Pirates" movies.

I can't guarantee that that would work, but it's certainly worth a shot. But you know, it's just all about the writing, isn't it?

The little moments that separate the good books from the so-so ones. Cooper has a couple of those up her sleeve. One of the story's more touching details is the fact that Molly adores her new little baby step-brother, Donald. At one point the family is on the Tube in London and Donald is alarmed by the loud noises. Molly plays peek-a-boo with him to cheer him up.

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