A Greyhound of a Girl

By DOYLE, Roddy

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ISBN
978-1-4197-0168-9
Publisher
Abrams Amulet


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on August 1, 2012  |  Grades 5-up

Gr 5–8—"Cheeky," Dublin-raised Mary O'Hara, 12, is "not a little girl anymore," but she is still a child in many ways. With her beloved grandmother, Emer, dying in the hospital, Mary meets Tansey, her great-grandmother's ghost. Tansey has returned to assure Emer that dying is not so bad and "it'll all be grand." The narrative skips between time periods and the point of view alters among the perspectives of Mary, her mother, Emer, ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on May 1, 2012

In this moving and artfully structured ghost tale, four generations of Irish women come together. At first they relate only as intertwined stories, as twelve-year-old Mary O’Hara’s narrative of the usual middle-grade challenges is punctuated with scenes from the lives of her mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother as children and young women. Eventually, however, all the generations meet in a rea...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2012

Twelve-year-old Mary O'Hara's narrative is punctuated with scenes from the young lives of her mother, grandmother, and g...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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