A Drowned Maiden's Hair

By
Laura Amy Schlitz
Grades
5, 6, 7
Topics
Novel, Historical, Mystery, Real Life Fiction, Girls, No Controversial Bits
Loose Canon Approved Book
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A Drowned Maiden's Hair

Maud Flynn is known at the orphanage for her impertinence. So when the charming Miss Hawthorne chooses her to take home, the girl is pleased but baffled, until it becomes clear that she's needed to help stage elaborate seances for bereaved patrons. As Maud is drawn deeper into the deception, playing her role as a "secret child," she is torn between her need to please and her growing conscience -- until a shocking betrayal shows just how heartless her so-called guardians are. Filled with fascinating details of turn-of-the-century spiritualism and page-turning suspense, this lively novel features a feisty heroine whom readers will not soon forget. --From the website at Candlewick Press

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