The Moorchild (Hardcover)

By Eloise McGraw

Margaret K. McElderry Books, 9780689806544, 256pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 1996

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Description

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.


Praise For The Moorchild

"A magical find."

-- School Library Journal, starred review



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

-- Booklist, starred review

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