Susan Cooper is an English fantasy author best know for The Dark is Rising series. She was the recipient of the lifetime Margaret A. Edwards Award from the American Library Association which recognized her for her contribution to writing for teens. In addition to her work as an author, she has also written screenplays that were produced for television.

Susan Cooper was born in Burnham, Buckingshamshire where she lived until she was 21. She attended university and earned her degree in English at Somerville College at the University of Oxford. She would work as a reporter after graduation until she published her first novel, Mandrake in 1964. After moving to the United States and starting a family, Susan became a full-time writer.

Publication Order of Dark Is Rising Books

Over Sea, Under Stone(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dark Is Rising(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Greenwitch(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Grey King(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Silver on the Tree(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Boggart Books

The Boggart(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Boggart and the Monster(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Dawn of Fear(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Seaward(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
King of Shadows(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Green Boy(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Magician's Boy(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Victory(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ghost Hawk(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Boggart Fights Back(2018) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Picture Books

The Silver Cow(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Selkie Girl(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Matthew's Dragon(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Danny and the Kings(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Frog(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Dreams and Wishes(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Magic Maker(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


If You Like Susan Cooper Books, You’ll Love…

Over Sea, Under Stone is the first book in The Dark is Rising series. The book starts with three children who are on holiday in Cornwall. While looking around the house they are staying in, the kids find an ancient map in the attic. The map seems special and the kids know it. The kids are right when it turns out the map is the key to finding a grail which is a strong source of power that can be used to fight the evil forces known as the Dark. The kids set off on search of it themselves which leads into a world of danger.

A standalone book by Cooper is called Ghost Hawk. The book tells the story of a friendship between a young Native American named Little Hawk and a colonial New England settler named John. The two boys are friends, but they see the relationship between the settlers and natives deteriorating around them which puts the both of them in grave danger.

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