(Maureen) Mollie Hunter (McIlwraith)

Start Free Trial

Chuck Schacht

Download PDF Print Page Citation Share Link

Last Updated on May 6, 2015, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 174

The usually reliable [Mollier Hunter's] latest [The Third Eye] can best be compared to haggis, a uniquely Scottish dish made primarily from sheep organs; it may be appreciated in its native land, but is unlikely to appeal to the appetites of young readers on this side of the ocean. What plot there is revolves around young Jinty Morrison, the youngest of three daughters in a poor but proud Scottish family during the Depression. Her Third Eye (psychic sensitivity) makes her especially aware of the troubles of people around her…. The tale is told as a series of flashbacks by Jinty, but precious little of interest occurs to her throughout and the various plot threads are neither well integrated nor especially riveting, although a number of the characters, especially Meg's oldest sister and the Earl, are portrayed with sympathy and insight.

Illustration of PDF document

Download (Maureen) Mollie Hunter (McIlwraith) Study Guide

Subscribe Now

Chuck Schacht, "Grades 3-6: 'The Third Eye'," in School Library Journal (reprinted from the April, 1979 issue of School Library Journal, published by R. R. Bowker Co./A Xerox Corporation: copyright © 1979), Vol. 25, No. 8, April, 1979, p. 57.

Unlock This Study Guide Now

Start your 48-hour free trial and unlock all the summaries, Q&A, and analyses you need to get better grades now.

  • 30,000+ book summaries
  • 20% study tools discount
  • Ad-free content
  • PDF downloads
  • 300,000+ answers
  • 5-star customer support
Start your 48-hour free trial

Janet Hickman


The Junior Bookshelf