The Braid

Helen Frost (Author)
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Description

Two sisters, Jeannie and Sarah, tell their separate yet tightly interwoven stories in alternating narrative poems. Each sister - Jeannie, who leaves Scotland during the Highland Clearances with her father, mother, and the younger children, and Sarah, who hides so she can stay behind with her grandmother - carries a length of the other's hair braided with her own. The braid binds them together when they are worlds apart and reminds them of who they used to be before they were evicted from the Western Isles, where their family had lived for many generations.

The award-winning poet Helen Frost eloquently twists strand over strand of language, braiding the words at the edges of the poems to bring new poetic forms to life while intertwining the destinies of two young girls and the people who cross their paths in this unforgettable novel. An author's note describes the inventive poetic form in detail.

The Braid is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.63
Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
Publish Date
October 03, 2006
Pages
110
Dimensions
6.0 X 9.0 X 0.26 inches | 0.38 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780374300715

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About the Author

Helen Frost is the author of several books for young people, including Hidden, Diamond Willow, Salt, Crossing Stones, Room 214: A Year in Poems, and Keesha's House, which was a Michael L. Printz Honor Book.