Grayling's Song

It's time for Grayling to be a hero. Her mother, a "wise woman"-a sort of witch-has been turned into a tree by evil forces. Tangles and toadstools! Lacking confidence after years...

The Ballad of Lucy Whipple

In the summer of 1849, Lucy Whipple’s mother packs up her household and her two young children, and leaves their home in Massachusetts for the gold fields of California. Moving...

Catherine, Called Birdy

In 1290, her 14th year, Catherine begins a diary that quickly fills with the irrepressible joys and frustrations of her days. Always looking for ways to avoid drudging hours of...

The Midwife's Apprentice

Lyrical yet unsentimental, The Midwife’s Apprentice won the coveted 1996 Newbery Medal. Filled with striking characters, it paints unforgettable pictures of village life in the...