San Souci, Robert. Brave Margaret: An Irish Adventure. Illustrated by Sally Wern Comport. Simon & Schuster, 1999. ISBN 0-689-81072-5. $15.00. Not paginated. A K+ PB Reviewed by Janice Card Margaret is a beautiful red-haired heroine with remarkable skills that match her ability to work hard; but this young woman longs to discover what lies beyond the horizon. As luck would have it, a ship is anchored in the cove below Margaret’s farm. Prince Simon approaches her with his need for supplies and food to continue his travels to the northern kingdoms. Margaret says he may have her cattle if he will take her with him. Simon argues against her coming, but she insists that he can have no cattle unless she goes along. As soon as they set sail the trials begin: storm and mist, a sea serpent who demands the “red woman” or it will swallow the whole ship. Simon cries,”Never!” and is prepared to fight, but Margaret lowers a small boat and rows away, not wishing to bring danger to Simon and his crew. This is only the beginning of Margaret’s daring adventures. An old woman, a ring, and a sword figure into this tale, and Margaret proves to be a heroine to be reckoned with. Romance and danger keep the reader eagerly turning pages to keep track of Margaret and Simon. Comport’s artwork enhances San Souci’s tale, bringing out the action and Margaret’s vibrance and courage as she faces obstacles and challenges that seem beyond mortal powers.
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