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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jegammon - LibraryThing
Response - I think that the plot is an interesting choice - finding a 1000 year old body in the bogs of Ireland. Yet, children and adults alike are fascinated by mummies and wonder about the people that they used to be. Curricular connections - read aloud Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kmjanek - LibraryThing
Highly Recommended Maeve and her grandfather were out collecting peat for their kitchen fireplace and they uncovered a dead body. Maeve ran home to tell her mom to call the local police. The police ... Read full review