The Dark is Rising (Vintage Classics)
Good battles evil as the future of the world hangs in the balance, in this Carnegie shortlisted novel.
"A writer of great integrity and skill, whose influence and importance in the field of children's fantasy will be felt for a long time" -- Philip Pullman
"I wish I had written these!" -- Diana Wynne Jones
"Cooper has been writing richly imaginative works of fantasy for nearly four decades. Her books are critically acclaimed and she has a loyal and devoted following among readers" booktrusted.co.uk
"The Dark Is Rising sequence of novels by Susan Cooper must be one of the most imaginative and sustained achievements in contemporary children's literature" Books for Children
Susan Cooper is a world-renowned author of children's books. Born and brought up in England, she worked as a journalist before moving to America, where she now lives. Her fabulous The Dark Is Rising sequence has won the Newbery Medal and was twice shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. Her Boggart titles have won the Scottish Arts Council Children's Book Award and been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and the Smarties Prize. King of Shadows was also shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. As well as writing novels, Susan Cooper writes successful plays, and screenplays for film and television.