Ballywhinney Girl: An Irish Mummy by Eve BuntingBallywhinney Girl: An Irish Mummy by Eve Bunting

Ballywhinney Girl: An Irish Mummy

byEve BuntingIllustratorEmily Arnold Mccully

Hardcover | March 6, 2012

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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 athousand years ago. A girl like Maeve, with fair hair, who walked the same fields andpicked the same flowers. When archeologists display the mummy at a museum, Maevewonders: Does the girl mind being displayed in a glass case for all to see? Or does shemiss 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 arisingin the face of an awe-inspiring and mysterious discovery.
Eve Bunting has written over two hundred books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz, The Wall, Fly Away Home, and Train to Somewhere . She lives in Southern California. Emily Arnold McCully received the Caldecott Medal for Mirette on the High Wire . The illustr...
Title:Ballywhinney Girl: An Irish MummyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.36 inPublished:March 6, 2012Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0547558430

ISBN - 13:9780547558431


Editorial Reviews

There is drama from the first page of this moving picture book." - Booklist "The tender, gently elegiac rone renders this far more than a picture of how such finds happen." - Horn Book "An evocative story in verse." - School Library Journal "Maeve's voice and the natural flow of dialogue make this a pleasure to read aloud, and McCully's watercolor scenes capture a placid landscape and cozy home suddenly jolted from the quotidian into the extraordinary." - Bulletin, starred review"