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A Drowned Maiden's Hair

By Laura Amy Schlitz

“People throw the word ‘classic’ about rather a lot, but A Drowned Maiden’s Hair genuinely deserves to become one.” — The Wall Street Journal

Maud Flynn is known at the orphanage for her impertinence, so when the charming Miss Hawthorne chooses her to take home, Maud is pleased but baffled. Miss Hawthorne’s motives soon become painfully clear: Maud is needed to help stage elaborate séances for bereaved patrons. As she’s drawn deeper into her role as a "secret child," Maud is torn between her need to please and her growing conscience — until a shocking betrayal shows just how heartless her so-called guardians are.

  • Revisit Newbery Medalist Laura Amy Schlitz's first novel, now in a larger format with a beautiful new cover.
  • An endearing historical fiction about spiritualism, need, wanting, and home.
  • The engaging story of plucky heroine enmired in a house full of mystery, suspense, and manipulation.

About the author

Laura Amy Schlitz is the author of the Newbery Medal–winning Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village, the Newbery Honor Book and New York Times bestseller Splendors and Glooms, and several other books for young readers. A teacher as well as a writer, Laura Amy Schlitz lives in Maryland.

ISBN: 9780763694487
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: March 1, 2018
Dimensions: 152 x 215mm, 352pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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