Hue and Cry by award-winning author Elizabeth Yates takes place in the 1830s in New Hampshire. Melody Austin can neither hear nor speak, but she takes great pleasure in the beauty she finds while exploring the woods near her parents farm. One day she discovers that a young Irish boy is hiding nearby, and although she cannot talk to him, she befriends him, covertly taking him food and provisions for his horse. When she realizes that the thief her father seeks to bring to justice is Danny, she must face the question of what to do about him and the horse he has stolen. Sequel to The Journeyman.
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