Elizabeth Laird has been nominated five times for the Carnegie Medal and has won numerous awards, including the Children’s Book Award. She and her husband divide their time between London and Edinburgh.
"This is a beautifully crafted novel to be savored for its symbolic language, historical atmosphere, and vivid characters."—School Library Journal, starred review "Laird celebrates courage, survival, and the spark of independence that carries Maggie through."—Publishers Weekly "Fine and effortless prose, creating instantly gripping characters and setting ."—Kirkus Reviews —