The wind groaned and swirled that night and likely it seemed to tear 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.Brigid's Cloak 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.
Beautifully illustrated book. My mother gave to my 9 year old daughter for Easter. We all enjoyed reading the story and she enjoyed giving her something religious but different (since she received Bible, prayer book, etc last year for Communion).
History without being too dry
BeeGeeBabe(Canada, October 16, 2010)
Love how the historical aspects of Brigid are intertwined in this story (from pagan past to Christian present). It seems effortless! Best Uses: Older Readers, Reference; Describe Yourself: Bookworm; Pros: Great Pictures, Keeps Parents Interest, Well Written
Meg(PA, August 20, 2009)
My granddaughter was named after St. Brigid. At her last birthday party, we actually acted out the story of the cloak. She loved it! Best Uses: Gift; Describe Yourself: Casual Reader; Pros: Easy To Understand, Great Pictures, Holds Kids Attention, Keeps Parents Interest, Stimulates Imagination, Well Written