A Drowned Maiden's Hair

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A Drowned Maiden's Hair
Written by Laura Amy Schlitz
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 0763629308
ISBN-13: 9780763629304
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A Drowned Maiden's Hair
A Melodrama

author: Laura Amy Schlitz

Maud Flynn is known at the orphanage for her impertinence, so when the charming Miss Hyacinth and her sister choose Maud to take home with them, the girl is as baffled as anyone. It seems the sisters need Maud to help stage elaborate séances for bereaved, wealthy 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 makes clear just how heartless her so-called guardians are. Filled with tantalizing details of turn-of-the-century spiritualism and page-turning suspense, this lively historical novel features a winning heroine whom readers will not soon forget.

"People throw the word 'classic' about a lot, but A Drowned Maiden's Hair genuinely deserves to become one." — Wall Street Journal
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763629308 /  9780763629304
on sale date:
09/2006
type/format:
Middle-grade Novel / Hardback
age range:
10 yrs - 14 yrs
# of pages/size:
400 / 5 1/8" x 7 5/8"
grade range:
Grade 5 - Grade 9
 
subjects:
Girls & Women; Historical; Family; Ghost Stories;
author’s comments:
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.
 
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