The Eagle - Rosemary Sutcliff

The Eagle

By Rosemary Sutcliff

  • Release Date: 2011-01-04
  • Genre: Historical
4 Score: 4 (From 46 Ratings)

Book Synopsis

An ALA Notable Children’s Book, The Eagle is the first in Rosemary Sutcliff’s Carnegie Medal-winning Roman Britain Trilogy—and the basis for the film starring Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, and Donald Sutherland.

The Ninth Legion marched into the mists of Northern Britain—and they were never seen again. Thousands of men disappeared and their eagle standard was lost. It’s a mystery that’s never been solved, until now…

Marcus has to find out what happened to his father, who led the legion. So he sets out into the unknown, on a quest so dangerous that nobody expects him to return.

Previously published as The Eagle of the Ninth

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Latest Impressions

  • Good historical fiction for kids

    By Mama Monty
    While other great books for spurring kids’ imaginations are out there, you can’t beat historical fiction. Not only does Eagle of the Ninth (yes, that’s the full title) have action and suspense, it also provides kids with a glimpse into Roman life in England during Roman rule. Here we encounter native tribes rebelling against their foreign oppressors (a current theme today), imperialism, clash of religions, in short- the Nightly News in an easily read novel. This books will fascinate kids with the way Roman soldiers coped with the foreign land, worshiped their own gods, and held everything together with their codes and discipline. It didn’t exactly work for them, but that is what the book is trying to teach. We can do far worse than hand our kids well researched historical novels for them to read, and hopefully learn from the lessons of the past.
  • It's Fine...

    By Swydydct
    Don't listen to the other review. Admittedly, it's not a great work of literature, but it's an amusing and meaningful children's novel. Eagle of the 9 Hater has no taste, preferring simplistic trash to stories with depth and meaning. And finally, the title is wrong. It's "The Eagle of the Ninth." The movie, which turns the book into the sort of garbage Eagle of the 9 Hater likes, is called "The Eagle."
  • Dont read this book

    By Eagle of the 9 hater
    This book was the worst book i've ever read. The only reason i read it was because i had to for class.There are much better books you can read. I recomend the hunger games, the rangers aprentice, or any thing by Jonathan Maybarry.