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 - 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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