Ballywhinney Girl

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Clarion Books, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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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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User Review  - ccanizales - LibraryThing

Maeve is shocked when her grandfather discovers a buried body on their land. It turns out to be a mummy. The police and archaeologists take the mummy and place it in a museum for public display. Maeve ... Read full review

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User Review  - sparrowtlw - LibraryThing

“Ballywhinney Girl” is a multicultural book. The story starts as mystery that takes place in Ireland. A young girl, Maeve is the narrator of this story. She tells how her grandfather finds a body in ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Eve Bunting is the author of more than two hundred books, including The Banshee, also set in her native Ireland and illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully. She lives in Pasadena, California. Emily Arnold McCully received the Caldecott Medal for Mirette on the High Wire. She has illustrated many books for children, several of which she also wrote. She lives in New York City and Chatham, New York.

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