Best Selling Books by Susan Cooper

Susan Cooper is the author of The Dark Is Rising (2001), The Shortest Day (2019), King of Shadows (2001), Silver on the Tree (2010), The Grey King (2002) and other 95 books.

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The Dark Is Rising

release date: Dec 21, 2001
The Dark Is Rising
On the Midwinter Day that is his eleventh birthday, Will Stanton discovers a special gift-- that he is the last of the Old Ones, immortals dedicated to keeping the world from domination by the forces of evil, the Dark. At once, he is plunged into a quest for the six magical Signs that will one day aid the Old Ones in the final battle between the Dark and the Light. And for the twelve days of Christmas, while the Dark is rising, life for Will is full of wonder, terror, and delight.

The Shortest Day

release date: Oct 22, 2019
The Shortest Day
In this seasonal treasure, Newbery Medalist Susan Cooper's beloved poem heralds the winter solstice, illuminated by Caldecott Honoree Carson Ellis's strikingly resonant illustrations. So the shortest day came, and the year died . . . As the sun set on the shortest day of the year, early people would gather to prepare for the long night ahead. They built fires and lit candles. They played music, bringing their own light to the darkness, while wondering if the sun would ever rise again. Written for a theatrical production that has become a ritual in itself, Susan Cooper's poem "The Shortest Day" captures the magic behind the returning of the light, the yearning for traditions that connect us with generations that have gone before -- and the hope for peace that we carry into the future. Richly illustrated by Carson Ellis with a universality that spans the centuries, this beautiful book evokes the joy and community found in the ongoing mystery of life when we celebrate light, thankfulness, and festivity at a time of rebirth. Welcome Yule!

King of Shadows

release date: Jun 01, 2001
King of Shadows
While performing at the new Globe Theater in London, Nat falls into a deep sleep and awakens in the original Globe Theater of 1599 where he finds himself in a play being directed by the one and only William Shakespeare. Reprint.

Silver on the Tree

release date: May 11, 2010
Silver on the Tree
This is the fifth and last book in "The Dark Is Rising" sequence. The Dark is rising in its last and greatest bid to control the world. The servants of the light: Will Stanton, the last of the Old Ones, the mysterious Professor Merriman, and the strange albino Welsh boy, Bran, are helped by three ordinary children in this last desperate battle.

The Grey King

release date: Feb 15, 2002
The Grey King
There is a Welsh legend about a harp of gold, hidden within a certain hill, that will be found by a boy and a white dog with silver eyes -- a dog that can see the wind. Will Stanton knew nothing of this when he came to Wales to recover from a severe illness. But when he met Bran, a strange boy who owned a white dog, he began to remember. For Will is the last-born of the Old Ones, immortals dedicated to saving the world from the forces of evil, the Dark. And it is Will's task to wake-with the golden harp -- the six who must be roused from their long slumber in the Welsh hills to prepare for the last battle between the Dark and the Light.

Over Sea, Under Stone

release date: Mar 06, 2012
Over Sea, Under Stone
The first volume of Susan Cooper's brilliant and absorbing fantasy series, The Dark Is Rising. On holiday in Cornwall, the three Drew children discover an ancient map in the attic of the house that they are staying in. They know immediately that it is special. It is even more than that -- the key to finding a grail, a source of power to fight the forces of evil known as the Dark. And in searching for it themselves, the Drews put their very lives in peril.

Green Boy

release date: Aug 27, 2013
Green Boy
Twelve-year-old Trey and his younger brother Lou, who does not speak, cross between two worlds, that of their island in the Bahamas, and a land called Pangaia, and play a role in restoring the natural environment in both places.

Victory

release date: Aug 27, 2013
Victory
Alternating chapters follow the mysterious connection between a homesick English girl living in present-day America and an 11-year-old boy serving in the British Royal Navy in 1803, aboard the H.M.S. Victory, commanded by Admiral Horatio Nelson. Repackaged with a new cover. By the Newbery Award-winning author of The Dark is Rising.

Seaward

release date: Aug 27, 2013
Seaward
Alone while her parents are away at a special hospital, Cally hears strange sounds in the house which lead her to and through an antique mirror and into another world.

Dawn of Fear

release date: Jan 01, 1989
Dawn of Fear
Three English children, fascinated by the war air raids, gradually become aware of true fear and horror when they seek vengeance on an opposing gang that destroyed their hideaway.

Ghost Hawk

release date: Aug 26, 2014
Ghost Hawk
At the end of a winter-long journey into manhood, Little Hawk returns to find his village decimated by a white man's plague and soon, despite a fresh start, Little Hawk dies violently but his spirit remains trapped, seeing how his world changes.

The Magician's Boy

release date: May 11, 2010
The Magician's Boy
Only a child can find the way to bring Saint George back to the play. The Boy works for the Magician, and he wants more than anything to learn magic. But the Magician always says, "Not yet, Boy. Not till the time is right." So the Boy has to be content with polishing the Magician's wand, taking care of the rabbits the Magician pulls out of hats, and doing his favorite job: operating the puppets for the play Saint George and the Dragon, which the Magician always performs as part of his act. Until one day the Saint George puppet disappears, and the angry Magician hurls the Boy into the strange Land of Story to find Saint George. His quest is full of adventures with oddly familiar people, from the Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe to the Giant at the top of Jack's beanstalk. But the Boy's last adventure is the most amazing of all -- and changes his life forever.

The Boggart

release date: Dec 12, 2001
The Boggart
In a tumbledown castle in the Western Highlands of Scotland lives the Boggart. He is invisible -- an ancient mischievous spirit, solitary and sly, born of a magic as old as the rocks and the waves. He has lived in Castle Keep for centuries, playing tricks on the owners. But the last Scottish owner has died and left the castle to his great-nephew Robert Volnik of Toronto, Canada. The Volnik family -- including Emily and her nine-year-old computer genius brother Jessup -- visit Castle Keep, and when they return to Toronto, they unwittingly take the Boggart with them. The astonishments, delight, and horrors that invade their lives with the arrival of the Boggart fill this swiftly moving story. The collision of modern techology and the Old Magic brings perils nobody could have imagined -- and, in the end, an amazing and touching solution to the problem of the Boggart who has found himself on the wrong side of the ocean. Sometimes extremely funny, sometimes wildly scary,and always totally absorbing, this remarkable story -- brilliantly imagined and beautifully written -- marks the return of the Newbery Award winner Susan Cooper to the field of novels for young readers. An outstanding achievement, The Boggart will work its special magic on all who read it.

The Boggart and the Monster

release date: Dec 12, 2001
The Boggart and the Monster
When the Scottish owner of Castle Keep died, the ancient castle went to his Canadian great-nephew, Robert Volnik. There was no way the Volniks could keep the castle, so it was sold to an Edinburgh lawyer, Mr. Maconochie. Two years later, Emily Volnik and her younger brohter Jessup return to the castle for a visit. To their delight, the Boggart, a mischievous shape-shifting spirit who has lived in the castle for centures, playing tricks on the owners, is still there, making Mr. Mac coubt his won sanity as strange things happen. At Jessup's urging, Mr. Mac takes them and Tommy Cameron, a local friend, on a comping trip to Loch Ness, Where a new expedition with advanced underwater equipment is planning another search for the Loch Ness Monster. The boggart comes along, and, on thier first night there, he is entranced to rediscover Nessie, a boggart cousin who has long forgotten how to change shape and remains in the prehistoric-monster form he long ago adopted. Beautifully imagined and beautifully written, this is an unforgettable adventure, filled with humor, suspense, and wonderful characters. It is a stunning companion to Susan Cooper's earlier book, The Boggart.

Foxfire

release date: Jan 01, 1983
Foxfire
"Annie Nations, an indomitable Appalachian widow of 79, lives on her mountain farm with the acerbic ghost of her husband Hector. Her tranquility is threatened by a brash real estate developer who wants to turn her land into a vacation resort and by concern over her son Dillard, a country singer who has come home with two stranded children because his wife has run away. Annie's battle to decide her future takes her through some funny, touching and magical flashbacks to her life with Hector"--Publisher.

Greenwitch

release date: Nov 30, 2010
Greenwitch
Simon, Jane, and Barney, enlisted by their mysterious great-uncle, arrive in a small coastal town to recover a priceless golden grail stolen by the forces of evil -- Dark. They are not at first aware of the strange powers of another boy brought to help, Will Stanton -- nor of the sinister significance of the Greenwitch, an image of leaves and branches that for centuries has been cast into the sea for good luck in fishing and harvest. Their search for the grail sets into motion a series of distubing, sometimes dangerous events that, at their climax, bring forth a gift that, for a time at least, will keep the Dark from rising.

The Boggart Fights Back

release date: Feb 27, 2018
The Boggart Fights Back
“A welcome addition to the Boggart series.” —Booklist The Boggart is back for a new adventure filled with magic and mayhem from Newbery winner Susan Cooper. Magic is in the air when Allie and Jay Cameron visit their ancestors’ ancient Castle Keep in Scotland, tucked in its unspoiled loch. The twins wake the mischievous shape-shifting Boggart and his infamous cousin Nessie, of Loch Ness fame. But a summer of fun-loving trickery with the Old Things is invaded by a dangerous real estate developer called William Trout. Trout has big plans for a luxury resort on the loch, and little regard for its people or the law. Bulldozers get to work. The future of the loch, its seals, and all its beauty are threatened. The twins and Angus Cameron, their grandfather, mobilize to save his shop and the loch, but it’s soon clear they will need help of a different sort… In a race against time, the Boggarts recruit help from other Old Things of Scotland: hair-raising creatures of the Wild Magic. But are the Blue Men of the Minch and the Nuckelavee too terrifying for humans to handle? How can they drive out the invader? What’s certain is that Mr. Trout is in for a wild ride in this comical, page-turning adventure from Newbery Medalist Susan Cooper.

The Magic Maker

release date: Jan 01, 2011
The Magic Maker
A portrait of Christmas Revels founder John Langstaff reveals influences that shaped the creation of his popular annual celebration, from his mischievous choirboy experiences and early career as a recital singer to his World War II injury and subsequent work as a recording artist, television performer, teacher and children's author. By the Newbery Medal-winning author of The Grey King.

Danny and the Kings

release date: Jan 01, 1993
Danny and the Kings
While trying to get a Christmas tree for his little brother, Danny receives unexpected help from three friendly truck drivers.

Staging Dance

release date: Jan 01, 1998
Staging Dance
First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Acting Out

release date: Jun 17, 2008
Acting Out
Six original one-act plays for middle graders written by six Newbery winning authors.

Dreams and Wishes

release date: Jan 01, 1996
Dreams and Wishes
This is an outstanding collection of most of the major speeches given by Susan Cooper--internationally acclaimed author of The Dark Is Rising sequence of books--from her Newbery Award acceptance speech in 1976 to the present, including the Anne Carroll Moore Lecture in 1988. They give remarkable insights into the wellspring of creative writing as well as into the author's personal life and background.

Jethro and the Jumbie

Jethro and the Jumbie
Angry at his brother for not taking him deep-sea fishing, Jethro stomps off, meets a jumbie, and enlists its help in changing his brother's mind.

The Word Pirates

release date: Sep 24, 2019
The Word Pirates
A ravenous band of pirates who eat words for breakfast gobble up the world's greatest stories. But never fear--the Word Wizard and the children she reads to are on the case! Pirate Captain Rottingbones and his crew need breakfast. But these pirates can't have just any ordinary breakfast...no, they need nice, fresh WORDS. And where better to get them than stealing them straight off the pages of all kinds of books? But when Captain Rottingbones and his cronies go after the Word Wizard and her extra delicious words that they steal from her extra juicy stories, they've finally gone too far...because not only does the Word Wizard believe words are precious things that belong in stories, but she also has a weapon stronger than any sword--a mighty pen. Susan Cooper, author of the acclaimed Dark Is Rising fantasy series, teams up with renowned illustrator Steven Kellogg to create a swashbuckling adventure that celebrates the power of reading. A Bank Street Best Book of the Year

The Dark Is Rising (Boxed Set)

release date: Aug 21, 2007
The Dark Is Rising (Boxed Set)
Susan Cooper's brilliant Dark is Rising sequence has enthralled readers since the first book, Over Sea, Under Stone, was published more than forty years ago. The second book, The Dark is Rising, was named a Newberry Honor Book and is now a major motion picture. The fourth, The Grey King, won the Newbery Medal. This handsome boxed set includes all five books in the celebrated sequence.

Rollercoasters: King of the Shadows Class Pack

release date: Feb 19, 2009
Rollercoasters: King of the Shadows Class Pack
A pack containing: DT 15 copies of the Rollercoasters Educational Edition of King of the Shadows by Susan Cooper DT 15 King of the Shadows Reading Guides to support the students in their study of the novel

Matthew's Dragon

release date: Jan 01, 1991
Matthew's Dragon
The dragon in Matthew's picture book comes to life and takes him for an amazing nocturnal ride.

Frog

release date: Jan 01, 2003
Frog
A tender story about kindness, courage and friendship. Everybody in Little Joe's family can swim, except him. So while they play in the pool, he just sits and watches. Then Joe sees a lost little frog hop across the garden and jump into the water. Joe's family starts splashing, shouting and screaming as they try to catch the frightened little frog. But it is Joe who gently lifts him to safety -- and watching the frog has given Joe the courage to climb into the pool himself.

A Box of Boggarts

release date: Feb 26, 2019
A Box of Boggarts
Join the Boggart for three adventures full of magic and mayhem in this delightful collection from Newbery winner Susan Cooper. Magic is in the air at Castle Keep, a remote and crumbling castle in the Scottish countryside. For at Castle Keep lives the Boggart, an invisible, mischievous spirit who’s been playing tricks on residents for generations. Join the Boggart on three fun-filled adventures that will take him and his friends across the ocean, to the depths of Loch Ness, and ultimately back to save Castle Keep once and for all in this timeless boxed set. This hilarious collection includes: The Boggart The Boggart and the Monster The Boggart Fights Back
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