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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
Language:
English
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.262 in
Age Level:
from 12 up to 17

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Children's » Historical Fiction » General
Children's » Reference » Family and Genealogy
Children's » Situations » General

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