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The Crow-Girl: The Children of Crow Cove by Bodil Bredsdorff Online



The Crow-Girl: The Children of Crow Cove

The Crow-Girl: The Children of Crow Cove

  • Title: The Crow-Girl: The Children of Crow Cove
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  • ISBN : 9780374312473
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 155 pages


A timeless novel about the kindness of strangersNear a little cove where a brook runs out to the sea live a girl and her grandmother All alone with no neighbors at all, the two lead a peaceful existence They have a house, dine on sea kale and mussels and sand snails, and build fires from driftwood But the grandmother is very old When the time comes that the girl must b A timeless novel about the kindness of strangersNear a little cove where a brook runs out to the sea live a girl and her grandmother All alone with no neighbors at all, the two lead a peaceful existence They have a house, dine on sea kale and mussels and sand snails, and build fires from driftwood But the grandmother is very old When the time comes that the girl must bury the woman, she makes up a funeral song about the birds she is watching Two crows never fly alone, and death is never, ever past The next day the same crows seem to beckon her, and so the Crow Girl begins her journey, one in which she will meet people both warm and cold, hurt and hurtful And the Crow Girl, before she knows it, has the makings before her of a new family .This lyrical story, with its characters moments of darkness always overcome through incredible humanity, introduces a strong new voice for American readers


Author Bodil Bredsdorff

Bodil Bredsdorff is a popular Danish children s book author.




The Crow-Girl: The Children of Crow Cove Reviews (31)

  • Now what I have during both of my listed reads probably most lastingly, most intensely enjoyed and appreciated with regard to Bodil Bredsdorff s evocative and emotionally dense The Crow Girl is the author s and by extension for this here English language edition, of course also translator Faith Inge [..]

  • This is a lovely little story it almost feels like a philosophy book, and it s very poetically told There are some deep messages here that are given as a genuine part of the story, and they re very meaningful While I can t read it in its original Danish, the translation seems to be excellent.Thank g [..]

  • This lovely story is the first of popular Danish author Bodil Bresdorff s to be translated in to English and printed in America Lucky us I really enjoy reading about other cultures and the underlying humanity that is so very much the same no matter what and this book delivers.I was actually surprise [..]

  • Originally published in Denmark in 1993, as Krageungen, this delightful little children s novel, with its deceptively simple narrative, and almost serene tone even when describing some terribly traumatic events , quietly works its way into the reader s heart, so that, by the end, she is fully invest [..]

  • Another KEEPER Beautiful language and story Just before she dies, Crow girl s grandma gives her three rules for life 1 You will find two kinds of people in the world Some say there are the bad and the good But it isn t like that Since what is good for one may be bad for another No, that doesn t work [..]

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