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A Drowned Maiden's Hair

By 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 Hawthorne chooses her to take home, the girl is pleased but baffled, until it becomes clear that she’s needed to help stage elaborate séances for bereaved patrons. As Maud is drawn deeper into the deception, playing her role as a "secret child," she is torn between her need to please and her growing conscience — until a shocking betrayal shows just how heartless her so-called guardians are. Filled with fascinating details of turn-of-the-century spiritualism and page-turning suspense, this lively novel features a feisty heroine whom readers will not soon forget.

  • Filled with tantalising details of turn-of-the-century spiritualism and page-turning suspense.
  • Laura Amy Schlitz won the 2008 Newbery Medal for her book, "Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices from a Medieval Village".

About the author

Laura Amy Schlitz, the author of the Newbery Medal winner, Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices from a Medieval Village has spent most of her life working as a librarian and professional storyteller. She has also written plays for young people that have been performed in professional theaters all over the country. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

ISBN: 9780763638122
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: July 1, 2008
Dimensions: 130 x 193mm, 400pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $21.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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