One day, a small girl finds a wounded bird. She knows where to go for help, because on her street live two women known as the Clay Ladies. Their home is an old church full of wonders: half-finished statues and pieces of pottery. The Clay Ladies help bring the bird back to life, just as they infuse pieces of clay with life. Moreover they introduce the girl to the world of clay. Although the incident is imaginary, this beautifully written story is based on the lives of artists Frances Loring and Florence Wyle.
Used availability for Michael Bedard's The Clay Ladies
August 2001 : USA Hardback
July 2001 : USA Turtleback
March 1999 : Canada Hardback
August 2001 : Canada Paperback