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by Rosemary SUTCLIFF

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Author:
Rosemary SUTCLIFF
ISBN13:
978-0192720085
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0192720082
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Oxford University Press; New Ed edition (1970)
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Home Rosemary Sutcliff The Eagle of the Ninth. Sometime about the year 117 . the Ninth Legion, which was stationed at Eburacum where York now stands, marched north to deal with a rising among the Caledonian tribes, and was never heard of again

Home Rosemary Sutcliff The Eagle of the Ninth. The eagle of the ninth, . the Ninth Legion, which was stationed at Eburacum where York now stands, marched north to deal with a rising among the Caledonian tribes, and was never heard of again. During the excavations at Silchester nearly eighteen hundred years later, there was dug up under the green fields which now cover the pavements of Calleva Atrebatum, a wingless Roman Eagle, a cast of which can be seen to this day in Reading Museum.

My first Rosemary Sutcliff book, but it will not be my last. I first came across The Eagle of the Ninth by chance the spring I was 15 years old, and once I picked it up, I couldn't stop reading

My first Rosemary Sutcliff book, but it will not be my last. This tale of Roman Britain and the lost Ninth Legion brings the reader into a fully imagined yet realistic world in which honor and duty are sacrosanct and the meeting of two cultures can be either a time of mutual respect or bloody conflict and distrust. I first came across The Eagle of the Ninth by chance the spring I was 15 years old, and once I picked it up, I couldn't stop reading. I fell immediately and irrevocably in love with the book, its characters, its sequels, and the setting of Roman Britain. It was my first experience with the author, and it was one of the most memorable reading experiences I've ever had.

The Eagle of the Ninth is a historical adventure novel for children written by Rosemary Sutcliff and published in 1954. The story is set in Roman Britain in the 2nd century AD, after the building of Hadrian's Wall. Discharged because of a battle wound, a young Roman officer Marcus Flavius Aquila tries to discover the truth about the disappearance of his father's legion in northern Britain.

One of Rosemary Sutcliff's acclaimed books set in Roman Britain. She wrote her first book for children, The Queen's Story, in 1950 and went on to become a highly respected name in the field of children's literature. The Eagle of the Ninth tells the story of a young Roman officer who sets out to discover the truth behind the mysterious disappearance of the Ninth Legion, who marched into the mists of northern Britain and never came back. Rosemary Sutcliff spent most of her life in a wheelchair, suffering from the wasting Still's disease. She wrote her first book for children, The Queen's Story, in 1950 and went on to become a highly respected name in the field of children's literature

One of those books was Rosemary Sutcliffe's "Eagle of the Ninth. I've been a big fan of Rosemary Sutcliff since I first discovered her, with this book, more than 45 years ago. I bought this for my 13 year old great niece as a Christmas gift.

One of those books was Rosemary Sutcliffe's "Eagle of the Ninth. Sure, he was old enough to read it on his own. But we both looked forward to each evening's chapter. I think Ms Sutcliff is unsurpassed as a writer of historical fiction-with substance-for kids.

Rosemary Sutcliff is an aimed writer and has won many awards as well as receiving the OBE and theĀ . Over a million copies of The Eagle of the Ninth have been sold worldwide.

Rosemary Sutcliff is an aimed writer and has won many awards as well as receiving the OBE and the CBE. The Eagle of the Ninth is now the subject of a major film, The Eagle. Exciting, historical adventure stories which will appeal to girl and boys, as well as to many adults. Decades later, I can still hear echoes of The Eagle of the Ninth in my head: the chink of mail, the tired beat of the legionariesā€™ feet.

Rosemary Sutcliff was one of my favourite authors when I was a child and I particularly loved Brother Dusty Feet, about a boy who joined a group of strolling players set in Elizabethan England. Rosemary Sutcliff was one of my favourite authors when I was a child and I particularly loved Brother Dusty Feet, about a boy who joined a group of strolling players set in Elizabethan England. I bought The Eagle of the Ninth in a library book sale several years ago because I remembered my love of Brother Dusty Feet and had meant to read it well before now.

The Ninth Legion marched into the mists of Northern Britain_and they were never seen again. Thousands of men disappeared and their eagle standard was lost. It's a mystery that's never been solved, until now . . . Marcus has to find out what happened to his father, who led the legion. So he sets out into the unknown, on a quest so dangerous that nobody expects him to return.
  • Rosemary Sutcliff's classic, The Eagle of the Ninth, is an amazing tale set in 2nd century Britain during Rome's occupation. It is such a captivating tale, that we used it as part of our daughter's literature curriculum. Because it was written in 1954, the language is very rich and vivid. It helps the reader to imagine the sights and sounds and smells of early history. The story is compelling as you follow Marcus on his quest to find out what really happened to his father's legion and reclaim the honor. There are so many fascinating characters, such as Esca, Marcus's freed slave, and the Romans who chose Britain as their home. It is a beautifully written tale and well researched. Hadrian's Wall, the Roman fortresses, the wildness of Caledonia...all of it came alive in Sutcliff's story.

  • This is an attractive and solid hardcover, cloth over boards, edition of this book. Seems well bound and paper is of good quality.

    The story itself is an often recommended fictional history based on the Roman occupation of Britain, particularly a true mystery and an artifact unearthed in more recent excavation. The writing is descriptive and the plot interesting. It is probably above the level of most eight year olds in current society, but read aloud with some explanation it is still written well enough to hold the attention of that age group. Probably better individual reading for the typical thirteen and up reader.

    Through this story the reader can really see the misty, rainy region of Britain; feel the uncertain peace and ambiguous relationship between the Roman conquerors and the subdued (and not so subdued) tribes of Britain. The reader can understand both sides of the conflict and see into both societies. It is a great book to bring history alive. I particularly appreciate this author for her focus on British history that often is looked over.

  • I've always been partial to historical fiction with ancient settings, and have been particularly interested in Roman Britain ever since reading Anya Seton's The Mistletoe and the Sword several years ago. Although there is a plethora of fiction set in Roman Britain out there, I have avoided it all assuming that it would be filled with sex, profanity and violence. So when I recently heard about Rosemary Sutcliff's series of novels set in Roman Britain, and that they were written in the 1950s for young adults, I knew I had to give her a try.

    I was very pleased with The Eagle of the Ninth; so pleased, in fact, that I have ordered the next three books in the series. There are many elements of The Eagle that are indicative of the fact it was written for a young adult audience: the simplicity of the plot; the non-complexity of the characters and their interactions; the relative shortness of the book (200 pages); the focus on a young man and his friendships, as well as his quest to find out the truth behind his father's death and the disappearance of his Legion.

    But while The Eagle of the Ninth is focused on themes aimed at a younger audience, the author's style is one that will captivate readers of all ages. The focus and tone of the novel should appeal equally to men and women. Her descriptions are lovely and evocative and her language is sophisticated. I recommend keeping a dictionary at hand, as she uses many words and phrases that are unfamiliar to modern readers (or to this reader, anyway). While the meanings of most of them can be approximately determined from the context, if you're a word nerd like me you're probably going to want to look them up.

    The Eagle of the Ninth is a simple story that is well-written and pleasing. I, for one, am hooked and look forward to reading many more books by this author.

  • When my youngest son was in grammar school, he really disliked reading. He had no patience for it. I made a list of books that I hoped would pique his interest, and I read a chapter each night until we finished several titles I had picked. One of those books was Rosemary Sutcliffe's "Eagle of the Ninth." Sure, he was old enough to read it on his own. But we both looked forward to each evening's chapter.

    Today, my 21-year-old son is an avid reader with a broad range of interests. These days, I take reading recommendations from HIM.

    I was very pleased to see that this historic novel has been reissued in a beautiful hardcover edition, complete with illustrations and an attached ribbon marker.

    The story is a straight-forward adventure involving young Roman officer Marcus, his slave Esca, and a wolf. It takes place in 2nd Century Britain and is based on a true story. This is the first in a series, and it was made into a movie starring Channing Tatum ("The Eagle").

    Sutcliffe did her homework and the novel makes the ancient world come alive.

    This book belongs on every child's shelf, and your son or daughter will be able to appreciate this particular edition for many years, long enough to pass on to the next generation.

  • I've been a big fan of Rosemary Sutcliff since I first discovered her, with this book, more than 45 years ago. I bought this for my 13 year old great niece as a Christmas gift. I think Ms Sutcliff is unsurpassed as a writer of historical fiction--with substance--for kids.