A Drowned Maiden's Hair by Laura Amy Schlitz
A Melodrama

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Maud Flynn is known at the orphanage for her impertinence. So when the charming Miss Hyacinth chooses her to take home, the girl is pleased but baffled, until she learns of her new role: helping to stage elaborate séances for bereaved patrons. As Maud is drawn deeper into the deception, playing the "secret child," she is torn between her need to please and her growing conscience. It takes a shocking betrayal to make clear just how heartless her so-called guardians are. Filled with fascinating details of turn-of-the-century spiritualism and page-turning suspense, this novel from Newbery Medalist Laura Amy Schlitz features a feisty heroine whom readers will not soon forget.
 

About Laura Amy Schlitz

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Laura Amy Schlitz is the author of the Newbery Medal-winning Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village, illustrated by Robert Byrd; A Drowned Maiden's Hair: A Melodrama; The Night Fairy, illustrated by Angela Barrett; and other books for children. She lives in Maryland.
 
Published March 2, 2010 by Candlewick. 401 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Readers will get caught up in Maud’s plight and keep reading to see if she can extricate herself and to learn about the genuinely fascinating details of the fakery.

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