Outcast (Paperback)

Outcast By Rosemary Sutcliff, Richard Kennedy (Illustrator) Cover Image
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From author Rosemary Sutcliff, author of the classic tale The Eagle of the Ninth, comes Outcast, the tale of an orphan boy in the ancient world.

When a Roman ship is wrecked off the coast of Britain, an infant, Beric, is the only survivor, saved by members of a British tribe. They name him Beric and bring him up among them, until the time comes when they can ignore his ancestry no longer. Then Beric is cast out from the only home he has ever known and forced to find his one place in a treacherous world.

With illustrations by Richard Kennedy, Outcast is sure to delight middle grade lovers of historical adventure.

"Rosemary Sutcliff's superb historical imagination never fails." -- The New York Herald Tribune

About the Author

Rosemary Sutcliff (1920-1992) wrote dozens of books for young readers, including her award-winning Roman Britain trilogy, The Eagle of the Ninth, The Silver Branch, and The Lantern Bearers, which won the Carnegie Medal. The Eagle of the Ninth is now a major motion picture, The Eagle, directed by Kevin MacDonald and starring Channing Tatum. Born in Surrey, Sutcliff spent her childhood in Malta and on various other naval bases where her father was stationed. At a young age, she contracted Still's Disease, which confined her to a wheelchair for most of her life. Shortly before her death, she was named Commander of the British Empire (CBE) one of Britain's most prestigious honors. She died in West Sussex, England, in 1992.

Richard Kennedy (1910-1989) was a children's book illustrator for Eilís Dillon, J.M. Barrie, and Astrid Lindgren, among others. He also wrote books such as Little Love Song and the memoir A Boy at the Hogarth Press, which chronicled his experiences as a teenager helping Leonard and Virginia Woolf with their printing press.

Praise For…

“How Beric survived...is not only incredible but gripping, convincing fiction.” —The Horn Book

Product Details
ISBN: 9780374456733
ISBN-10: 0374456739
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Publication Date: October 30th, 1995
Pages: 240
Language: English