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Susan Cooper

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(1935 - )

Susan Cooper

Susan Mary Cooper is an English author of children’s books. She is best known for “The Dark is Rising,” a contemporary fantasy series set in England and Wales. It incorporates British mythology such as the Arthurian legends, and Welsh folk heroes.



Bibliography

The Dark Is Rising (1986)

On Midwinter Day, his eleventh birthday, Will Stanton learns he is last of the Old Ones - tasked with combating the forces of evil.

Author(s): Susan Cooper
Illustrator(s): David Wiesner

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Greenwitch (1986)

Jane and her brothers help the Old Ones recover the Grail stolen by the Dark.

Author(s): Susan Cooper
Illustrator(s): David Wiesner

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The Grey King (1986)

Will Stanton goes to Wales to find the golden harp and awaken the ancient Sleepers.

The cover image shown above is from the 1975 edition.

Author(s): Susan Cooper
Illustrator(s): David Wiesner

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Over Sea, Under Stone (1986)

The Drew children discover a map in the attic that may point the way to the Grail.

Author(s): Susan Cooper
Illustrator(s): David Wiesner

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Seaward (1987)

Fantasy adventure sends two children, wrenched out of their own time and place travelling to the sea.

Author(s): Susan Cooper
Illustrator(s): David Wiesner

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Silver on the Tree (1986)

In the final volume of the “Dark is Rising” series, Will, Bran and the Drews search for the crystal sword.

Author(s): Susan Cooper
Illustrator(s): David Wiesner

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