Hue & Cry by Elizabeth Yates

Hue & Cry

By Elizabeth Yates
Level 7

The official description reads, “When Melody Austin goes out into the woods, she can enjoy the beauty of the trees and the shimmer of her beloved lake, but she can’t hear the birds singing, nor can she tell her parents what she has seen. For Melody is deaf, and she cannot utter an intelligible word. One day she discovers that a stranger, a young Irish boy, is hiding in the woods near the lake she often visits. Upon meeting him, she is both intrigued and perplexed, for she must face the question of what to do about him and the horse he has stolen.”

This is a sequel to Patterns on the Wall, but it works great as a stand-alone. The story includes an appropriate, purely wholesome love story that may be appreciated more by readers aged 14+ but is appropriate for all ages. I really loved this feel-good, inspiring book! I recommend it for teenagers and adults.

(Reviewed by Jenny Phillips)

Region New Hampshire, United States
Period 1830s
Genre Historical Fiction
Digital Format E-book
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
  • E-Book
  • Top Picks
  • 4 Entertainment Value
  • 5 Moral Value
  • 5 Educational Value
  • 4.5 Literary Value
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