Brigid's Cloak: An Ancient Irish Story

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Eerdmans Young Readers, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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"The wind groaned and swirled that night and likely it seemed to tear
the thatch from the roof. But when the baby gave her first cry, the
wind shushed to a whisper and the stars began to sing.

"Brigid's Cloak retells an ancient tale about one of Ireland's most beloved saints. On the day she is born Brigid receives a brilliant blue cloak from a mysterious Druid. Years later, the young girl still wears the now tattered but beloved cloak while she tends her sheep. Is it her imagination that suddenly takes her to an unfamiliar land? Or is it something far greater that leads Brigid to a crowded inn in a town called Bethlehem?

Bryce Milligan's eloquently told story about Brigid is a moving tale of compassion and wonder. Beautifully illustrated by Helen Cann, "Brigid's Cloak sparkles with the timelessness of legend and the transcending power of faith.


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User Review  - JocelynPLang - LibraryThing

I probably wouldn't read this in a classroom setting, since it has religious elements, however, it is a lovely story with beautiful illustrations. I especially love how each page has a decorative border! It remains me of Jan Brett's illustrations in some ways. Read full review

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User Review  - pyattlori - LibraryThing

I liked this book. I think it's good to tell Ancient stories, and I feel that I know nothing about Ireland and the Druids. I'm not sure why that whole area in skipped over in History. But the stories ... Read full review


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About the author (2005)

Milligan is the author of five historical novels and short story collections for young adults. He is a poet, publisher, and teacher.

Cann has worked as an illustrator in Britain and abroad.

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