Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group
The Swan Maiden

The Swan Maiden

Heather Tomlinson

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Trade Paperback

In the quiet hour before dawn, anything can happen. Doucette can dream of being a creature of flight and magic, of wearing a swan skin like her older sisters. But she must run the castle household while her sisters learn to weave spells. Her dream of flying is exactly that . . . until the day she discovers her own hidden birthright. Sudden, soaring freedom—it is a wish come true. Yet, not even magic can protect against every danger, especially when the heart is involved. As she struggles to find her own way in the world, Doucette risks losing the one person she loves most of all.

IRA Children's Book Award Notable Book


Praise for The Swan Maiden

“Layered, elegantly written, and filled with unexpected twists and turns, The Swan Maiden soars with grace and power.” —Booklist, Starred Review

“Inspired by French fairy tales, Tomlinson skillfully weaves a satisfying and enchanting tale that flows quickly and immerses readers in a charming, rustic setting.” —School Library Journal

“This novel has a light and enchanting quality . . . Doucette's struggles and dreams will resonate with teenage girls who are trying to find their place in the world.” —Voice of Youth Advocates

Reviews from Goodreads

About the author

Heather Tomlinson

Heather Tomlinson has taught English in Paris and French in the U.S. She lives on a houseboat in and around southern California with her engineer husband and cats X, Y, and Z. Her next book, Aurelie: A Faerie Tale, was published in Fall 2008 by Henry Holt.

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