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The wind groaned and swirled that night and likely it seemed to tear Brigid's Cloak
the thatch from the roof. But when the baby gave her first cry, the
wind shushed to a whisper and the stars began to sing.
retells an ancient tale about one of Ireland's most beloved saints. On the day she is born Brigid receives a brilliant blue cloak from a mysterious Druid. Years later, the young girl still wears the now tattered but beloved cloak while she tends her sheep. Is it her imagination that suddenly takes her to an unfamiliar land? Or is it something far greater that leads Brigid to a crowded inn in a town called Bethlehem?
Bryce Milligan's eloquently told story about Brigid is a moving tale of compassion and wonder. Beautifully illustrated by Helen Cann, Brigid's Cloak
sparkles with the timelessness of legend and the transcending power of faith.
AWARDS and RECOGNITIONS
Publishers Weekly, Best Religion Books for Children (2002)
Bank Street College, Best Children's Books of the Year (2003)
"Exquisite mixed-media illustrations, with rich patterns and texture, shimmer on every page. A beautiful story set to evocative paintings that will be a treasure to share again and again."
School Library Journal
"Attractively designed, full-page watercolor and mixed-media illustrations, framed with geometric patterned borders, enhance this timeless story."
Publishers Weekly — Starred Review
"Told with the gripping delivery of a well-seasoned storyteller, this tale of a fifth-century Irish saint has the broad appeal of folklore while retaining the power to inspire religious awe."