The Moorchild (Hardcover)

The Moorchild By Eloise McGraw Cover Image


This enchanting Newbery Honor Book is a “magical find” (School Library Journal).

Half moorfolk and half human, and unable to shape-shift or disappear at will, Moql threatens the safety of the Band. So the Folk banish her and send her to live among humans as a changeling. Named Saaski by the couple for whose real baby she was swapped, she grows up taunted and feared by the villagers for being different, and is comfortable only on the moor, playing strange music on her bagpipes.

As Saaski grows up, memories from her forgotten past with the Folks slowly emerge. But so do emotions from her human side, and she begins to realize the terrible wrong the Folk have done to the humans she calls Da and Mumma. She is determined to restore their child to them, even if it means a dangerous return to the world that has already rejected her once.

About the Author

Eloise Jarvis McGraw was an author of children's books and young adult novels.

Praise For…

"A magical find."

-- School Library Journal, starred review

"An unusual and absorbing excellent choice to read aloud."

-- Booklist, starred review

Product Details
ISBN: 9780689806544
ISBN-10: 068980654X
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication Date: April 1st, 1996
Pages: 256
Language: English