The Maiden on the Moor by Marilyn Singer

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On a cold and barren moor, two brothers return from herding sheep and find a maiden lying on the ground. The younger shepherd takes her to his home and cares for her. While the shepherd sleeps, a strange and wonderful transformation begins. Color pencil illustrations.
 

About Marilyn Singer

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Marilyn Singer was born in the Bronx, New York, on October 3, 1948, and lived most of her early life in North Massapequa on Long Island. She attended Queens College, City University of New York as an English major and education student, and for her junior year, attended Reading University, in England. She holds a bachelor's degree in English from Queens and a MA in Communications from New York University. Marilyn Singer had been teaching English in New York City high schools for several years when she began writing in 1974. Initially, she wrote film notes, catalogues, teacher's guides and filmstrips. She also began looking into magazine writing. Her article proposals were not very successful, but she did manage to have some of her poetry published. Then one day she penned a story featuring talking insects she'd made up when she was eight. Encouraged by the responses she got, she wrote more stories and in 1976 her first book, The Dog Who Insisted He Wasn't, was published. Since then, Marilyn has published more than 50 books for children and young adults. In addition to a rich collection of fiction picture books, Singer has also produced a wide variety of nonfiction works for young readers as well as several poetry volumes in picture book format. Additionally, Singer has edited volumes of short stories for young adult readers, including Stay True: Short Stories for Strong Girls and I Believe in Water: Twelve Brushes with Religion. Howell has illustrated more than 50 books for young readers.
 
Published April 1, 1995 by William Morrow & Co. 40 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Tangentially inspired by an old English ballad (LC's 398.2 designation is questionable), this tale of a maiden found unconscious on a snowy moor has grand atmosphere but some unresolved mysteries.

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Tangentially inspired by an old English ballad (LC's 398.2 designation is questionable), this tale of a maiden found unconscious on a snowy moor has grand atmosphere but some unresolved mysteries.

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Embroidering upon a medieval English verse, Singer (The Painted Fan; The Golden Heart of Winter) turns out a finely wrought fairy tale. Two shepherd brothers, the elder married and prosperous, the you

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