Ballywhinney Girl

Ballywhinney Girl Cover

Ballywhinney Girl

By Eve Bunting; Emily Arnold McCully (Illustrator)

Clarion Books, Hardcover, 9780547558431, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 6, 2012

Description
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.


Praise For Ballywhinney Girl

"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