No Words Wasted Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | January 12, 2015

    Christopher Scotton: IMG Five Hundred Mountains Destroyed for a @*&%$! Allegory!



    I found a hole in the perimeter fence on a Sunday when the haul trucks were idle and I could work my way up the shoulder of mountain undetected.... Continue »
    1. $18.20 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      The Secret Wisdom of the Earth

      Chris Scotton 9781455551927

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$15.99
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
25 Remote Warehouse Children's- Historical Fiction- General

The Braid

by

The Braid Cover

 

About the Author

Two sisters, Jeannie and Sarah, tell their separate yet tightly interwoven stories in alternating narrative poems. Each sister - Jeannie, who leaves Scotland during the Highland Clearances with her father, mother, and the younger children, and Sarah, who hides so she can stay behind with her grandmother - carries a length of the others hair braided with her own. The braid binds them together when they are worlds apart and reminds them of who they used to be before they were evicted from the Western Isles, where their family had lived for many generations.

 

The award-winning poet Helen Frost eloquently twists strand over strand of language, braiding the words at the edges of the poems to bring new poetic forms to life while intertwining the destinies of two young girls and the people who cross their paths in this unforgettable novel. An authors note describes the inventive poetic form in detail.

 
The Braid is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374300715
Author:
Frost, Helen
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
Social Issues - New Experience
Subject:
Historical - Europe
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-General
Edition Description:
Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7 up to 12
Language:
English
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.262 in
Age Level:
from 12 up to 17

Related Subjects

Children's » Historical Fiction » General
Children's » Reference » Family and Genealogy
Children's » Situations » General
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » New Experience

The Braid New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$15.99 In Stock
Product details pages Farrar Straus Giroux - English 9780374300715 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.