Ballywhinney Girl

by Eve Bunting, Emily Arnold McCully

A young girl witnesses the discovery of the mummified body of another girl in an Irish bog and feels a strong connection to this unknown being from the past.

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780547558431
  • ISBN-10: 0547558430
  • Pages: 32
  • Publication Date: 03/06/2012
  • Carton Quantity: 50

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  • About the Book
    Maeve is unnerved when she and her grandfather find a body in the bog in Ballywhinney,
    Ireland. It turns out to be the body of a young girl who lived more than a
    thousand years ago. A girl like Maeve, with fair hair, who walked the same fields and
    picked the same flowers. When archeologists display the mummy at a museum, Maeve
    wonders: Does the girl mind being displayed in a glass case for all to see? Or does she
    miss the green meadow where she had lain for so many hundreds of years?
    Two picture-book masters sensitively capture the layers of thought and feeling arising
    in the face of an awe-inspiring and mysterious discovery.
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    "There is drama from the first page of this moving picture book."--Booklist

    "The tender, gently elegiac rone renders this far more than a picture of how such finds happen."--Horn Book

    "An evocative story in verse."--School Library Journal

    "Maeve's voice and the natural flow of dialogue make this a pleasure to read aloud, and McCully's watercolor scenes capture a placid landscape and cozy home suddenly jolted from the quotidian into the extraordinary."--Bulletin, starred review
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