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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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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