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.
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Review: Ballywhinney GirlUser Review - Alice - Goodreads
I struggle with most of Eve Bunting things I have read, but I actually found this one fascinating. Having been to Ireland I can imagine the bogs that an ancient girl might have walked and where she ... Read full review
Review: Ballywhinney GirlUser Review - Goodreads
I think what I appreciated the most was the worried & contemplative expressions on Maeve's face all the way through the book. They were a subtle but effective signal to young readers that it is okay to have a mixture of emotions about something like this.