13 Treasures

357p. 978-0-31604-148-5.
Gr 5-8 An intriguing, exciting blend of fantasy and mystery. Tanya, 13, is being tormented by bullying fairies no one else can see. Fed up with her odd behavior, her mother sends her to her unwelcoming grandmother at her dark manor house surrounded by a forest that Tanya is forbidden to enter. When children begin to disappear, she realizes that it is up to her, along with the caretaker's son, Fabian, to go into Hangman's Wood and find the truth. There she encounters a girl who disappeared 50 years earlier, and who Fabian's grandfather was accused of murdering. It will take more than courage for her to accomplish her mission, for Tanya must use the one gift she possesses that she wishes she didn't havethe ability to enter the fairies' realmand she almost loses her life in the process. This truly absorbing page-turner is fresh and clever, and readers will be on the edge of their seats wondering if and how Tanya will outwit her nemeses."Kathy Kirchoefer, Prince Georges County Memorial Library System, New Carrollton, MD" Copyright 2010 Media Source Inc.
Evil fairies have been bullying Tanya her whole life, but only she can see them. Sent to live with her grandmother, Tanya uncovers secrets about her strange ability, a grandfather's madness, and more. Harrison's gothic, semi-modern setting has Tam Lin overtones, and despite Tanya's passive portrayal, her world is exciting and richly depicted.

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