The Crow-girl

The Crow-girl

The Children of Crow Cove

Book - 2004
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A timeless novel about the kindness of strangers

Near a little cove where a brook runs out to the sea live a girl and her grandmother. All alone with no neighbors at all, the two lead a peaceful existence. They have a house, dine on sea kale and mussels and sand snails, and build fires from driftwood. But the grandmother is very old. When the time comes that the girl must bury the woman, she makes up a funeral song about the birds she is watching: Two crows never fly alone, and death is never, ever past. The next day the same crows seem tobeckon her, and so the Crow-Girl begins her journey, one in which she will meet people both warm and cold, hurt and hurtful. And the Crow-Girl, before she knows it, has the makings before her of a new family . . .

This lyrical story, with its characters' moments of darkness always overcome through incredible humanity, introduces a strong new voice for American readers.

Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2004.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780374312473
Branch Call Number: j F BREDSDOR
Characteristics: 155 pages : map ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Ingwersen, Faith


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Apr 02, 2010

I am reading this book to my 5 year old son and we are BOTH really enjoying it! We already read "Eidi" and wanted to read this, the first book in the series. What a great find!


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