A Drowned Maiden's Hair A Melodrama by Laura Amy Schlitz

A Drowned Maiden's Hair A Melodrama

Written by Laura Amy Schlitz
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A Drowned Maiden's Hair A Melodrama by Laura Amy Schlitz

By Newbery Medallist Laura Amy Schlitz. People throw the word 'classic' about a lot, but A Drowned Maiden's Hair genuinely deserves to become one. Wall Street Journal Maud Flynn is known at the orphanage for her impertinence. So when the charming Miss Hyacinth chooses her to take home, the girl is pleased but baffled, until she learns of her new role: helping to stage elaborate seances for bereaved patrons. As Maud is drawn deeper into the deception, playing the secret child , she is torn between her need to please and her growing conscience. It takes a shocking betrayal to make clear just how heartless her so-called guardians are. Filled with fascinating details of turn-of-the-century spiritualism and page-turning suspense, this novel from Newbery Medallist Laura Amy Schlitz features a feisty heroine whom readers will not soon forget.


Included in a roundup of perfect selections for mother's day * Hartford-New Haven Journal Inquirer * Reviewed * The Buffalo News * Recommended as a movie adaptation and praised for paperback cover * A Fuse #8 Production (School Library Journal blog) * Laura Amy Schlitz interviewed. * Bibliocracy Radio/KPFK 90.7 FM * This child's eye perspective on spiritualism has the feel of a classic, with gorgeous prose, some suitably gothic twists and a feisty but vulnerable heroine that modern readers will identify with. Compulsively readable. * Children's Books Ireland Recommended Read * Entertaining as well as informative. -- Carousel * Carousel *

About the Author

Laura Amy Schlitz is a librarian and storyteller in Baltimore County, USA. She has worked as a costumier, actress and playwright, and her plays for young people have been produced in theatres all over the county. She has been awarded the Newbery Medal (Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village) and numerous other literary awards. She is a New York Times bestselling author.

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400 pages


Laura Amy Schlitz
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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

1st May 2014



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