Ghost Hawk


Product Details

Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publish Date
5.75 X 1.13 X 8.49 inches | 0.92 pounds

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About the Author

Susan Cooper is one of our foremost children's authors; her classic five-book fantasy sequence The Dark Is Rising has sold millions of copies worldwide. Her many books have won the Newbery Medal, a Newbery Honor, and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, and been shortlisted five times for the Carnegie Medal. She combines fantasy with history in Victory (a Washington Post Top Ten for Children novel), King of Shadows and Ghost Hawk, and her magical The Boggart and the Monster, second in a trilogy, won the Scottish Arts Council's Children's Book Award. Susan Cooper lives on a saltmarsh island in Massachusetts, and you can visit her online at


"Susan Cooper has asked the ghosts of our shared history to sing. And when she asks, they always do."--William Alexander, author of the National Book Award winner Goblin Secrets
"A beautifully written story."--School Library Journal
"Ghost Hawk is the work of a writer with great imaginative power and long-practiced narrative skill. I was swept up in the story, shocked, moved, and enthralled - and completely convinced by the historical background. I haven't read anything better for a long time."--Philip Pullman, author of The Golden Compass
"Ghost Hawk is a treasure.... Beautifully written, vivid with its manifest love for the land, it is a story of suffering and survival, both tragic and heroic."--Karen Cushman, author of the Newbery Medal winner The Midwife's Apprentice
*"Well-researched and elegant historical fantasy... Cooper demonstrates, as Little Hawk says, "Change is made by the voice of one person at a time."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
* "Cooper has written a richly plotted, lyrical, and near-epic novel...this is simply an unforgettable reading experience."--Booklist, starred review
"[A] sensitive portrayal of an unusual friendship."--Kirkus Reviews
"Cooper here demonstrates that there's plenty of magic left in her pen, delivering a powerful and memorable novel."--The Horn Book