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Ballywhinney Girl

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ISBN-10: 0547558430

ISBN-13: 9780547558431

Edition: 2012

Authors: Eve Bunting, Emily Arnold McCully

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A body? Buried in the bog where Grandpa was digging peat for the fire? Maeve is scared--and excited, too. Who is he, and how long has he been lying there? The police come, the villagers gather, and then the archaeologists arrive.It's not a he, it's a she, say the scientists, and she has been preserved in the bog soil for a thousand years! They take the mummified body away to study and to show in the museum. This girl from a thousand years ago--"a girl like me, maybe"--was partly Maeve's discovery, and Maeve feels a strong connection to this unknown being from the past. If that girl could choose, would she like being displayed in a glass case? Or would she miss the green meadow where she had…    
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade & Reference Publishers
Publication date: 3/6/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 32
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Eve Bunting was born in 1928 in Maghera, Ireland, as Anne Evelyn Bunting. She graduated from Northern Ireland's Methodist College in Belfast in 1945 and then studied at Belfast's Queen's College. She emigrated with her family in 1958 to California, and became a naturalized citizen in 1969. That same year, she began her writing career, and in 1972, her first book, "The Two Giants" was published. In 1976, "One More Flight" won the Golden Kite Medal, and in 1978, "Ghost of Summer" won the Southern California's Council on Literature for Children and Young People's Award for fiction. "Smokey Night" won the American Library Association's Randolph Caldecott Medal in 1995 and "Winter's Coming" was…    

Emily Arnold McCully was born in Galesburg, Illinois on July 1, 1939. She graduated from Pembroke College, now a part of Brown University, in 1961 and received an M.A. in art history from Columbia University. After graduation, she held a variety of jobs in the art field that included being a commercial artist, a designer of paperback covers, and illustrating advertisements. When one of her illustrations was seen on an advertisement in the subway, she was asked to illustrate Greg Panetta's Sea Beach Express. She accepted that offer and went on to illustrate over 100 children's books. In 1969, she illustrated Meindert de Jong's Journey from the Peppermint Express, which was the first…