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Warrior Scarlet by Rosemary Sutcliff

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Pre-history made glowingly alive in this gripping story of Drem who. though his right arm is withered, is determined not to become a Half-man shepherd: he will win the Warrior Scarlet by killing a wolf - in his own way. An exhilarating book.


Warrior Scarlet by Rosemary Sutcliff

Drem longs for the day he will win his Warrior Scarlet. But with a withered spear arm, how will he take part in the ritual Wolf Slaying which will prove his worth as a man of the tribe? With over forty books to her credit, Rosemary Sutcliff is now universally considered one of the finest writers of historical novels for children. Winer of the Carnegie Medal and many other honours, Rosemary was awarded a CBE in 1992 for services to children's literature.

About the Author

Rosemary Sutcliff

Rosemary Sutcliff was born in Surrey, the daughter of a naval officer. At the age of two she contracted the progressively wasting Still's disease, and hence spent most of her life in a wheelchair. Although an avid reader, Rosemary made little progress with formal studies.

She left school at the age of fourteen to attend art school in Bideford, where she specialized in miniature painting. Her first children's book was published in 1950, and from then on she devoted her time and talents to the writing of children's historical novels, which have placed her name high in the field of contemporary children's literature.

Many of her books are set in Roman Britain, a period which particularly interested her. The second in The Eagle of the Ninth trilogy, The Lantern Bearers, was awarded the 1959 Carnegie Medal.

In her lifetime, Rosemary Sutcliff was awarded the OBE and the CBE. Sadly, she died in 1992 at the age of 72.

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9th June 2014


Rosemary Sutcliff

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Red Fox Classics an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK


40 pages


General fiction (Children's / Teenage)



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