The Dark Is Rising

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Aladdin Paperbacks, Oct 1, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 232 pages
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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.

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I haven't seen the movie and I don't intend to because this series (despite its problematic reliance on a racist dark is bad, light is good central image) was incredibly important to me as a kid. I'd ... Read full review

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Contents

Midwinters Eve
3
Midwinter Day
20
The SignSeeker
33
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

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 Honor Book, and Green Boy, which was called "an intriguing and truly lovely book" by the New York Times Book Review. She lives in Fairfield, Connecticut, and her Web site is at www.thelostland.com.