The Crow-Girl

The Children of Crow Cove

The Children of Crow Cove Series

Bodil Bredsdorff; Translated by Faith Ingwersen

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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A timeless novel about the kindness of strangers

Near a little cove where a brook runs out to the sea live a girl and her grandmother. All alone with no neighbors at all, the two lead a peaceful existence. They have a house, dine on sea kale and mussels and sand snails, and build fires from driftwood. But the grandmother is very old. When the time comes that the girl must bury the woman, she makes up a funeral song about the birds she is watching: Two crows never fly alone, and death is never, ever past. The next day the same crows seem to beckon her, and so the Crow-Girl begins her journey, one in which she will meet people both warm and cold, hurt and hurtful. And the Crow-Girl, before she knows it, has the makings before her of a new family . . .

This lyrical story, with its characters' moments of darkness always overcome through incredible humanity, introduces a strong new voice for American readers.

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"Poignant...symbolism and power of names thread through the narrative. Touching on universal themes, this quiet adventure story has the depth and flavor of a tale from long ago and far away...a rewarding read." --Starred, School Library Journal

"There's a fairy-tale quality about this well written story...compelling." --Starred, Booklist

"Luminous and uncluttered...With resonate concrete images and without sentimentality, Bredsdorff tells a harshly beautiful story that charts the characters' progress toward interdependence." --Starred, The Horn Book

"Satisfying...Readers will hope that more of Bredsdorff's sturdy fiction reaches these shores." --Publishers Weekly

"Strong-boned and sinewy...a potential new favorite." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

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Bodil Bredsdorff; Translated by Faith Ingwersen

Bodil Bredsdorff is a popular Danish children's book author. This is her first novel to be published in the United States.

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The Crow-Girl
The Children of Crow Cove
Bodil Bredsdorff; Translated by Faith Ingwersen

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American Library Association Notable Children's Books, Mildred L. Batchelder Honor Book, Booklist Editors' Choice, School Library Journal Best Books of the Year

Hardcover

Hardcover
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
May 2004
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780374312473
ISBN10: 0374312478
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 1/8 x 7 5/8 inches, 160 pages
Age Range: 8 to 12
Grade Range: 3 to 7 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 810L
F&P Level A-Z: S
AR Quiz Number: 76666
AR Points: 4

$16.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Sunburst Paperbacks
September 2006
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780374400033
ISBN10: 0374400032
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 1/8 x 7 5/8 inches, 160 pages, 1 black-and-white map
Age Range: 8 to 12
Grade Range: 3 to 7 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 810L
F&P Level A-Z: S

$7.99
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