The Betrayal of Maggie Blair (Paperback)

By Elizabeth Laird

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780547722061, 432pp.

Publication Date: May 8, 2012

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (4/18/2011)

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Description

In seventeenth-century Scotland, saying the wrong thing can lead to banishment—or
worse. Accused of being a witch, sixteen-year-old Maggie Blair is sentenced to be
hanged. She escapes, but instead of finding shelter with her principled, patriotic uncle,
she brings disaster to his door.
Betrayed by one of her own accusers, Maggie must try to save her uncle and his
family from the king’s men, even if she has to risk her own life in the process.


About the Author

Elizabeth Laird has been nominated five times for the Carnegie Medal and has won numerous awards, including the Children’s Book Award. She and her husband divide their time between London and Edinburgh.


Praise For The Betrayal of Maggie Blair

"This is a beautifully crafted novel to be savored for its symbolic language, historical atmosphere, and vivid characters."—School Library Journal, starred review


"Laird celebrates courage, survival, and the spark of independence that carries Maggie through."—Publishers Weekly


"Fine and effortless prose, creating instantly gripping characters and setting ."—Kirkus Reviews