|The three children from "The Wizard''s Map" come to the aid of a war refugee--one who is fleeing a battle that took place more than a thousand years ago... |
From the Publisher:
While visiting relatives in Scotland, three children come to the aid of a refugee from the distant past, a young Pict girl escaping a massacre of her people.
Welcome to Scotland, where magic runs through the land like the stripes in the colorful Scottish tartans. Everyone and everything here, it seems, has some wizardry--old folks at rest homes, dusty old card games, even cowardly dogs. The only ones without magic are American twins Jennifer and Peter, and they're the ones who need it most.
Multifaceted author Jane Yolen spent her childhood in New York City, Virginia, and California. She attended Smith College, and after graduation began working at the Knopf publishing company. Yolen writes for adults, young adults, and children. Her first book for children, PIRATES IN PETTICOATS, was published in 1963. Her son, musician Adam Stemple, frequently collaborates with her on the songs that appear in her books. Jane Yolen is admired for her skill as an author, poet, playwright, and anthologist.