Crispin: The End of Time facts for kids
First edition cover
|Author||Avi (or Edward Irving Wortis)|
|Genre||Children's, Historical novel|
|Publisher||Balzer + Bray|
|Media type||Print (hardback & paperback)|
|Preceded by||Crispin: At the Edge of the World|
Devastated by Bear's death, Crispin and Troth are wandering through France with the dream of going to Iceland. Near starvation, they find bread and shelter in a convent where sick nuns draw Troth's attention. Troth is able to cure them and decides to remain as their healer.
Now on his own, Crispin encounters five travelers deep in the woods. They are a family of five minstrels heading to a wedding in Calais. They invite Crispin to join them. Crispin soon realizes they are thieves who plan to loot the wedding. The book tells how Crispin escapes from these thieves.
- Owen – A boy taken as a slave by the thieves. He has a monkey named Schim. Crispin promises to take this boy with him to Iceland and helps him escape the thieves.
- Crispin – The title character. He is a 13-year-old peasant boy, living in rural England in the year 1377. He is a brave and courageous boy.
- Troth – A girl with a cleft lip who travels with Crispin. The word troth means to pledge to be faithful.
- Elana – The mother of four thieves, and their leader.
Crispin: The End of Time Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.