Margaret has a brave heart. She dreams of adventure and longs to travel to distant lands, so when a tall ship appears in the harbor, headed north to the Kingdoms of the Cold, Margaret insist on coming along. But adventures are perilous things — and it's not long before Margaret will come face to face with the risks of her decision.
When a witch captures the crew and demands they slay a giant if they want to win their freedom, Margaret has to step forward, taking up an enchanted sword and fighting the battle alone — and discover the truth about the woman's mysterious plans — if she wants to bring herself and the man she's come to love safely home. This exciting tale is based on a story from a Gaelic source published in 1893, but its daring heroine could have stepped from the pages of any modern author.
"Done in vivid, fiery colors, flashier than those usually associated with traditional folklore, the full-page pastel illustrations give the overall effect of vigor and great drama. A surefire hit for storytimes, this is just plain good fun for fans of fairy tales and hero quests alike." — School Library Journal
|5 - 9
|Robert D. San Souci
|Sally Wern Comport
|Feb 1, 2002