Eidi

The Children of Crow Cove

The Children of Crow Cove Series

Bodil Bredsdorff; Translated Kathryn Mahaffy

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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Some years have passed since the Crow-Girl set off on a journey, met Eidi and her mother, Foula, along with a few others, and persuaded them to come live near the little cove where a brook runs out to the sea. But when Foula has another baby, Eidi feels there’s no longer room for her in the settlement. So she leaves Crow Cove to make her own way in the world, hoping to help her old friend Rossan with his wool out on the heath. Fate, however, brings her to a harbor town where she must find work, and she takes a position as a weaver in the household of a wealthy merchant. In town, Eidi faces disturbing reminders of her past. She also meets a neglected boy named Tink and soon makes a decision that changes the course of both of their futures.

The second book in the Children of Crow Cove series is beautifully written in Bodil Bredsdorff’s spare style and will deeply satisfy fans of The Crow-Girl and new readers alike.

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1 The four children had been sitting there waiting for a long time. But there was still nothing to be heard except the gurgling of the brook and the scouring of the pebbles on the shore as they were washed out to sea by the waters of the brook, then back to the shore by the waves.
A shrill cry rang out high above their heads, and they all looked up. An eagle was hovering over the sea on widespread wings.
The cry had set the heart of one of the girls beating wildly, and she laid her hand over it as if to calm it. Her light-brown eyes followed the eagle until it disappeared in the rays of

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“Like the previous book in the Children of Crow Cove series, this unassuming yet compelling story is notable for the simplicity and power of the storytelling, the clarity of description and characterization, and the humanity of the ideas at the novel’s heart.” —Starred, Booklist

“[A] heartfelt story of love and belonging.” —Kirkus Reviews


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Bodil Bredsdorff; Translated Kathryn Mahaffy

BODIL BREDSDORFF is a popular Danish children’s book author. In addition to being named a Mildred L. Batchelder Honor Book, The Crow-Girl was selected as an ALA Notable Book, a Booklist Editors’ Choice, and a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year. Ms. Bredsdorff lives in Hundested, Denmark.

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Eidi
The Children of Crow Cove
Bodil Bredsdorff; Translated Kathryn Mahaffy

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Mildred L. Batchelder Honor Book, USBBY Outstanding International Book

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October 2009
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ISBN: 9781429946773
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Middle-Grade Fiction
5 1/8 x 7 5/8 inches, 144 pages, Map
Age Range: 8 to 12
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October 2009
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ISBN: 9780374312671
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5 1/8 x 7 5/8 inches, 144 pages, Map
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