Over Sea, Under Stone
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Simon & Schuster
Harcourt
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Over Sea, Under Stone
The Dark is Rising Sequence, Book 1
Throughout time, the forces of good and evil have battled continuously, maintaining the balance. Whenever evil forces grow too powerful, a champion of good is called to drive them back. Now, with evil's power rising and a champion yet to be found, three siblings find themselves at the center of a mystical war. Jane, Simon, and Barney Drew have discovered an ancient text that reads of a legendary grail lost centuries ago. The grail is an object of great power, buried with a vital secret. With guidance from their great uncle Merry, the Drews race against the forces of evil, piecing together the text's clues to find the grail—and keep its secret safe until a new champion rises.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Horn Book Honor list citation
OTHER BOOKS IN THIS SEQUENCE
Book 2: The Dark is Rising
Book 3: Greenwitch
Book 4: The Grey King
Book 5: Silver on the Tree
THE COMPLETE SEQUENCE
The complete sequence is available in a single volume, box set, and collector's editions.
ADAPTATIONS
Over Sea, Under Stone was performed on Jackanory in 1969, the 5th year of what would be a 30-year series on British television’s BBC 1. David Wood was the Storyteller, and the role of Merriman was played by Graham Crowden.
BBC Radio 4 presented David Calcutt’s adaptations of Over Sea Under Stone (in 1995) and The Dark is Rising (in 1997) on their Children’s Radio program, with the voices of Ronald Pickup as Merriman and Struan Rodger as the Rider. They are not yet posted in the BBC online archives, but you can find .mpg files lurking in the shadows online.
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