Flash and the Swan

Amid confusion and a sense of loss, Madeline reluctantly returns to her family's home on the New England shore--the home where her father died at the end of the previous summer. Her life seems frighteningly empty now--she hardly knows her mother, she has few friends in the small village; all she can count on is a beloved but aging dog named Flash. And then, mysteriously drifting in and out of her life, comes an extraordinary swan.

Ann Brophy has written a sensitive novel about the pain and joy of growing up and the acceptance of love that survives even death.

Selected Works

Fiction storybook with illustrations
Six stories about friendship as Roger is visited by Novus 3 on Roger's birthday and holidays throughout the year
A surprisingly upbeat story told by a girl who is murdered as she walks home from school one day and how she discovers and accepts a real connection between heaven and earth.
Young Adult Mystery
Some mysteries need the persistent attitude and indomitable spirit of a pre-teen girl to be solved. On an isolated island, strange encounters become the norm for an insightful 11-year-old girl and her siblings.
A memoir.
This book is a memoir about Agnes and her best friend, Mary Lou, who grew up in a peaceful town in Indiana in the 1940s.
A historical novel.
The tragic story of Jennie Wade, the only civilian casualty in the Battle of Gettysburg during the Civil War.
Biographical Non-Fiction
One of 10 books in the History of the Civil War, a series that brings the nation's most tragic and turbulent era to life by following the personal stories of its most prominent participants.
Teen Fiction
Madeline, a young sailor, comes to terms with the death of her father through her dog, Flash, and a mysterious swan.