Birchy Maid, The

By (author): Robin McGrath

Illustrated by: Rochelle Baker

If Shakespeare’s Cordelia met Andy Jones’s Jack, the resulting offspring might be The Birchy Maid, a saucy, sensible, self-reliant heroine for the modern age. When a merchant prince sails into her life, she sets some very unusual conditions for marriage. This is a fairy tale for all ages, full of humour and wisdom.

AUTHOR

Robin McGrath

Robin McGrath is the author or editor of fifteen books, including Trouble and Desire (1995), Escaped Domestics (1998), Hoist Your Sails and Run (1999), Donovan’s Station (2002),Covenant of Salt (2005), and Livyers World(2007).  She has published over two hundred pieces in magazines such as Beaver, Inuit Art Quarterly, Parchment, TickleAce, Fiddlehead and Room of One’s Own

She is an occasional contributer to CBC Radio, has written and narrated three video scripts, had her first play staged in 2002, and is currently the non-fiction columnist for the St. John’s newspaper The Telegram.

Robin was born in Newfoundland and lives in Labrador with her husband, provincial court judge, John Joy.  She is a member of The Writers Union of Canada and the Letterset Association of Newfoundland and Labrador.


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“Whimsical and entertaining. The heroine is cunning, but she has a grace and kindness to her which is entirely endearing. We, as readers, become empathetically involved in her story. The tone and flow are perfectly suited to the style. The Birchy Maid is a highly engaging story with the ideal instance of comeuppance in the end.The illustrations are full of bright, saturated colours and complement the classic feel of the text…A wonderful example of the continuing importance and appeal of the fairy tale.”
– CM Magazine

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If Shakespeare’s Cordelia met Andy Jones’s Jack, the resulting offspring might be The Birchy Maid, a saucy, sensible, self-reliant heroine for the modern age. When a merchant prince sails into her life, she sets some very unusual conditions for marriage. This is a fairy tale for all ages, full of humour and wisdom.

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Dimensions:

32 Pages
8in * 10in * 0.1in
1lb

Published:

April 15, 2013

ISBN:

9781771030083

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Language:

eng

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