Brigid's Cloak retells an ancient tale about one of Ireland's most beloved saints. On the day she is born Brigid receives a brilliant blue cloak from a mysterious Druid. Years later, the young girl still wears the now tattered but beloved cloak while she tends her sheep. Is it her imagination that suddenly takes her to an unfamiliar land? Or is it something far greater that leads Brigid to a crowded inn in a town called Bethlehem? Bryce Milligan's eloquently told story about Brigid is a moving tale of compassion and wonder. Beautifully illustrated by Helen Cann, Brigid's Cloak sparkles with the timelessness of legend and the transcending power of faith.
Bryce gives an overview of the book:
A wild and windy night it was, fifteen centuries ago, that a very special child was born in Ireland. The baby's father was Duffy, a warrior prince and the lord of Faughart Hill. But the child was not a princess at all. Far from it. Little Brigid -- for that was the baby's name -- was born in a cold hut outside the walls of Duffy's hill fort, a slave child among slave women.
Born in Dallas, Texas, Bryce Milligan has lived in San Antonio since 1977. Milligan is a prolific, award-winning author in numerous genres, ranging from children’s books to adult poetry and criticism. He is the publisher and editor of Wings Press, which was profiled in ...