The Grey King (Newbery Award)

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The Grey King (Newbery Award)

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Cooper, Susan. NY: Atheneum, 1975 (1975). 8vo. First edition. Grey cloth stamped in black. Dust jacket.

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The five books comprising Susan Cooper's The Dark is Rising series are considered some of the finest young adult fantasies of the past century and the fourth book in the series, The Grey King, won the 1976 Newbery Award. Will, a protagonist from the first three books, is sent to Wales to recuperate from hepatitis and amnesia. There he meets Bran, an albino harp player and his white dog. Tragic events in the countryside lead them to a confrontation with the Grey King, an embodiment of evil and darkness. A first edition in Fine condition in a VG+ dust jacket.