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The swan maiden by Heather Tomlinson

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Published by Henry Holt in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Fairy tales,
  • Magic,
  • Identity (Philosophical concept),
  • Juvenile fiction,
  • Identity,
  • Fiction

Book details:

About the Edition

Raised as a chastelaine-in-training unlike her sisters who are learning the arts of sorcery, Doucette discovers when she is sixteen years old that she too has magic in her blood, and she must brave her mother"s wrath--and the loss of the man she loves--in order to follow her birthright.

Edition Notes

Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning MG 5.3 10.

StatementHeather Tomlinson
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ8.T536 Sw 2007
The Physical Object
Pagination292 p. :
Number of Pages292
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24946451M
ISBN 100805082751
ISBN 109780805082753
LC Control Number2006033774
OCLC/WorldCa76140236

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The swan maiden is a mythical creature who shapeshifts from human form to swan form. Despite the name, males are found in a small number of legends. The key to the transformation is usually a swan skin, or a garment with swan feathers attached. Sep 04,  · I borrowed The Swan Maiden from my local library after reading the book jacket and thinking I might enjoy the read. The tale told by Heather Tomlinson is traditional --but with a few twists. I enjoyed reading of the trials Doucette and Jaume go through to find their love, but was a little disappointed with the last quarter of the book.4/4(18). Jan 01,  · The Swan Maiden is a novel based on the Irish legend of "Deirdre of the Sorrows", written by J.M. Synge. When Deirdre was a babe, the druid Cathbad prophesied that she would grow into a great beauty and bring about the downfall of their land/5. Read story A Fairy Tale: The Swan Maiden by Silvestra with 2, reads. after, tale, ever. Once upon a time in a far away land where magic and wondrous things.

The Swan Maiden is a novel based on the Irish legend of "Deirdre of the Sorrows", written by J.M. Synge. When Deirdre was a babe, the druid Cathbad prophesied that she would grow into a great beauty and bring about the downfall of their land.4/5. Apr 20,  · Review of In Search of the Swan Maiden: a Narrative on Folklore and Gender, by Barbara Fass Leavy. Although this book is called The Swan Maiden, its subject could be described as: "a story about a fairy captured by a mortal man and forced into a tedious domestic existence and, obversely, about a mortal woman. Jul 05,  · The key to THE SWAN MAIDEN is Susan King¿s ability to interweave the typical medieval romantic story line within a Scottish legend, leading to an invigorating tale. The story line never slows down, and Gawain and Juliana are a delightful star-crossed duo struggling to overcome the usual problems of dysfunctional fealties and treachery/5. In other similar folktales the hunter who loses his Swan Maiden and does not fight to find and keep her not only loses her, but his happiness and usually dies a lonely death pining for his loved one. This Swan Maiden folktale is a version of a European folktale collected by .

The Swan Maiden (also called swan may or swanmay in fantasy fiction and Dungeons and Dragons) is a mythical creature who shapeshifts from human form to swan form. which your above statement doesn't seem to apply to. And I don't understand your argument about the difference between folklorists' usage and folklore terms in other languages. Note: Citations are based on reference standards. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. Jul 08,  · ‎When Lady Juliana, a beautiful Scottish rebel, is captured by the English and paraded as the legendary Swan Maiden, a knight sworn to the English king recognizes her as the girl he rescued years before. Ordered by the king to marry Lady Juliana and find the rebels she protects, Sir Gawain /5(16). Sep 01,  · The Swan Maiden by Heather Tomlinson is one of the most beautiful and amazing books I have read in a long time. Seriously, everything about this book I loved. The Plot: While I found it to be a tad confusing in some places, it still flowed along so beautifully. It was exciting, filled with twists and turns I never expected/5(6).