The Moorchild

The Moorchild

By Eloise McGraw

Margaret K. McElderry Books, Hardcover, 9780689806544, 241pp.

Publication Date: April 1996

Brought up as one of the Moorfolk--small beings who live in a cavern beneath the moor--young Moql finds her life abruptly changed when the Folk discover she cannot make herself invisible to humans. The Folk cast her out, exchanging her for a human baby they can raise as a servant, and Moql becomes Saaski, a changling child. Struggling to fit into village life, Saaski's final comprehension of who she is and what she must do make a mooving story with contemporary parallels.

About the Author
McGraw, recipient of the 1996 C. E. S. Wood award for Lifetime Achievement.

Praise For The Moorchild

"A magical find."

-- School Library Journal, starred review

"An unusual and absorbing excellent choice to read aloud."

-- Booklist, starred review