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The Billow Maiden

James Dixon


Our teaching resources are designed for upper Key Stage 2 and include helpful chapter summaries, a detailed curriculum map and discussion questions and cross-curricular activities.The book gently explores mental health issues within a moving and powerful story that incorporates Norse mythology and a captivating landscape.

The Billow Maiden by James Dixon is a beautiful story of healing and friendship. Ailsa discovers a billow maiden in a hidden cave at her aunt and uncle’s fishing village on a remote Scottish island. There are extraordinary repercussions on both the village and Ailsa’s family.

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Questions and Activities

Chapter summaries

Curriculum Map