Birdy and the Ghosties

by Jill Paton Walsh

"Rowing nobody to nowhere" is how Birdy's ferryman father describes the unusual... read more

"Rowing nobody to nowhere" is how Birdy's ferryman father describes the unusual task before him when he is hired by three ghosties to row them to an island that doesn't exist. But Birdy, blessed with second sight, sees the ghosties for what they really are: a king, queen and prince, and she is rewarded for her perception. With a haunting, eloquent simplicity, the author creates a strong sense of place, well-developed characters and a marvelously engaging plot. Delicate watercolors illustrate every page of the handsomely designed volume. (Ages 7-9)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1989

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