Eidi: The Children of Crow Cove (The Children of Crow Cove Series)

Eidi feels unwanted and left out when her mother has a baby, so she heads off to help Rossan prepare his wool. When Rossan travels to sell wool at the market at Eastern Harbor, Eidi goes along to help. Finding work at a rich merchant's house brings the plight of a little boy to her attention, and pretty soon Eidi takes matters into her own hands to right a great wrong. Gentle, spare storytelling and my favorite ba If you haven't read the marvelous Crow Girl, read it first, then pick this one up. Gentle, spare storytelling and my favorite backdrop, the ocean, make these books a treat.

Honor for the Batchelder. Jun 16, April Helms rated it really liked it Shelves: The sequel to "The Crow-Girl. Not a lot of background is covered in "Eidi. Her mother has just had a baby, and Eidi fears there is no place for her. This is a good coming-of-age story, and Eidi not only gets to spin wool and knit -- something she's alrea The sequel to "The Crow-Girl. This is a good coming-of-age story, and Eidi not only gets to spin wool and knit -- something she's already competent at -- but she learns to bargain and to think on her feet.

She learns to take a stand as she helps and nurtures Tink, a boy who has been abused by his adoptive father. Mar 29, Tracy Hubbard rated it it was amazing Shelves: I kept wondering if our kids would 'get' it or not. At first I thought it might be a fantasy like Tuck Everlasting , but it is a story of girl set in 's?

The book was written in Denmark, so some things that might make us do a double take childbirth for one were p Batchelder award Best children's book published in foreign language This is a story with beautiful language, simply written, and engaging story. The book was written in Denmark, so some things that might make us do a double take childbirth for one were perhaps not as common to find in a story in the USA.

Jan 12, Linnae rated it really liked it Shelves: Eidi feels a bit pushed out, once her mother has another baby, so she sets off from Crow Cove to get a job. She does find work, but it's in the house of a man that she despises for the way he treats his adopted son, Tink. When things come to a head, Eidi must decide what to do, where to go, and who's coming with her.

I enjoyed this second book in the Crow Cove series. I like the idea of a cozy place where strays of all sorts are welcomed, which seems to be an underlying theme to the series. Eidi Eidi feels a bit pushed out, once her mother has another baby, so she sets off from Crow Cove to get a job. Eidi proves to true to herself and true to her friends. Feb 01, Karen rated it really liked it Shelves: The second of the Children of the Cove series, translated from the Danish. Like the first, this is a story of discovery and journey, but the heroine here is the girl the Crow Girl befriended in the first book, Eidi.

Prompted by the birth of her half-brother, Eidi seeks her fortune in the wider world and learns to trust her instincts and her kind heart, which leads to discovery about her origins.

Eidi: The Children of Crow Cove by Bodil Bredsdorff

As skillfully woven as one of the shawls Eidi makes, and shrewd about the way even villians aren't al The second of the Children of the Cove series, translated from the Danish. As skillfully woven as one of the shawls Eidi makes, and shrewd about the way even villians aren't always what they seem. Apr 15, Ling Fang Ye rated it liked it. This is a clean story. There are many children in Eidi's family, in one day, Eidi's mother Foula gave a birth to a new baby, Cam.

She leaves Crow Cove. The shepherd Rossan help her a lot, they sell the wool to earn the money and they also got to know some friends. For Eidi, she already leaving a big footprint in her way to world. Mar 17, Amanda rated it liked it. Now I remember, when I read Children of Crow Cove or whatever it was called , I thought it was nice, but a bit strange, and very quiet, and I wasn't sure who would ever read it.

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I don't mean that in a bad way, in fact, that's why I read the Batchelders. But I don't know who to give this to. The child abuse makes it a tough sell for younger children, it's light on plot, and has a real folktale feeling to it.

Oct 31, Rachel rated it really liked it Shelves: Interesting book about life in ancient Denmark, the second in the Crow Girl series. These books are beautifully written with a concentration on natural beauty and interesting details of daily life in that time period.


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Girls would especially like these quiet books about girls setting off to determine their own future. Nov 15, Meredith rated it really liked it Shelves: Like The Crow Girl, this book is a lovely find. The author has such a way with imagery, observations of human nature, and a quiet treatment of some of the darker moments of human life. So many of her images are like jewels--they stick with you long after the reading.

Aug 24, Camille rated it it was ok Shelves: This is the sequel to The Crow-Girl, and it was not nearly as good. In my opinion, Crow-girl is a much more compelling character than Eidi. I still liked the style of the book and the setting quite a bit. Jan 24, Rosie rated it it was ok. I didn't read Crow Girl, the first book in this series and I felt a little lost. There was really no background to help the reader identify the characters and I felt that there was little character development.

For some reason I just could not connect with this story. Aug 19, Caroline rated it it was amazing. Told in a folk tale style, Eidi, decides to go on a long journey pursuing her weaving talent, befriends an orphan, rescues him from a violent stepfather, who she later discovers is her father after she returns home. Dec 02, Jane rated it really liked it Shelves: As with Crow Girl, this book is poignant and quiet. So far in these first two books there is such a gathering of people in need of a family.

In each case, the main character leaves home only to return with another wayward soul to their cozy cove and cluster of chosen family. Dec 06, Hayli Wrigley rated it liked it. This book wasn't too bad, but it wsasn't my favorite book by any means. This book would be good for students who enjoyed reading The Crow Girl or a student interested in a series. Sep 09, Lori rated it liked it. The second in the Danish "Children of Crow Cove" series, this book is also about the self-discovery of a young girl in harsh circumstances. Simple yet powerful prose. Apr 15, Shyann Beatty rated it it was amazing.

Apr 22, Mckinley rated it really liked it Shelves: I like the writing style of these. Sort of fairytalish; so timeless in a way. Jun 15, S. This is a very beautiful book!

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I recomend this book to all of my friends. Jun 30, B rated it really liked it Shelves: I should have read the first in the series as I would have been able to sort the characters out earlier. Nov 05, Kailey BooksforMKs rated it it was ok.

A short little book, with a simple voice but a lot to say. Beautifully written, but rather boring. It makes for a soothing read though, and is still interesting enough to keep your attention. Jan 17, Barbara rated it liked it. A nice little story. It is a sequel and I think I would have enjoyed it more if I had read the first. Originally published in Denmark, so it was a little different. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Other books in the series.

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The Children of Crow Cove 4 books. Books by Bodil Bredsdorff. No trivia or quizzes yet. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This review edited after a re-read because the first time I read too fast - the book is meant to be savored, not inhaled, and I did like it better as I read that way.

I felt the grief that the girl felt when she lost her grandmother.

I would recommend this story to older students, but I don't know if I would use it as a read-aloud, just because there is so much emotion. It can be read as a parable about love and family, and how one must make choices for the good of the group sometimes As Darsa said, it undoubtedly loses something in the translation, but the simplicity of the prose resonates with the straightforward loveliness of the message. It's the kind of book that leaves one smiling, warm and hopeful. It's got a happy ending that one can believe. After the death of her grandmother, a young orphaned girl leaves her house by the cove and begins a journey which leads her to people and experiences that exemplify the wisdom her grandmother had shared with her.

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The Children of Crow Cove 1. Members Reviews Popularity Average rating Mentions 11 , 3. Add to Your books. Recently added by msmilton , jon1lambert , nevarferg , Proofing-books , TrueBiography , BrandiFolsom , chocaholic , lsescougars , ameerali. No current Talk conversations about this book. A Batchelder winner in translation from the Danish, The Crow Girl reads like a fairy tale or parable. This book was so touching. Simply lovely fable-type story of a young girl who makes her way alone in the world, through perils and trials, gaining wisdom and love along the way.

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