Terry is half asleep when he hears the wailing, rising and falling like the waves of the sea. He wishes it were a dream, but he knows it isn't. It isn't an owl screeching, either. Or the Flannerys' old cat. Could it be the Banshee - the ghostly figure of Irish legend who wails outside a house when death is near? Why would she come here? In spite of his fears, Terry goes out to confront her. Is it really the Banshee, or...something else?
Eve Bunting is a beloved children's author has written more than 200 books for young people. She lives in Pasadena, California.