Brigid's Cloak

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Eerdmans Young Readers, Aug 23, 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  - AmandaLK - LibraryThing

Irish story of Saint Brigid and her cloak, blessed by a druid, and her transportation to Bethlehem. Historical fiction with beautiful illustrations. Talked about the druid's faith versus their ... Read full review

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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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About the author (2005)

Bryce Milligan is the author of five historical novels and short story collections for young adults, including the award winning With the Wind, Kevin Dolan (Corona). A poet, publisher, and teacher, Bryce Milligan lives in San Antonio, Texas.

She has illustrated many books for children, including Mary's Story (Barefoot Books), Heroic Children (Barefoot Books), and Who Laid the Cornerstone of the World? (Lion). Helen lives in Surrey, England.

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