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13 Treasures Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Harrison, Michelle
ISBN: 0316041475     ISBN-13: 9780316041478
Publisher: Little Brown & Co
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Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: May 2011
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Annotation: Bedeviled by evil fairies that only she can see, thirteen-year-old Tanya is sent to stay with her cold and distant grandmother at Elvesden Manor, where she and the caretaker's son solve a disturbing mystery that leads them to the discovery that Tanya's life is in danger.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Fairies; Fiction.
Changelings; Fiction.
Grandmothers; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Fantasy & Magic
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: bl2011014178
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 7.50" H x 5.25" W x 1.25" (0.65 lbs) 355 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 136675
Reading Level: 5.3   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 11.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q49595
Reading Level: 4.7   Interest Level: Grades 6-8   Point Value: 18.0
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Contributor Bio(s): Michelle Harrison is a British author and illustrator who lives in Oxford, England, and works for a children's publisher. This is her first novel.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2010 Fall)
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. Copyright 2010 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2010 March #2)

In this sprightly contemporary fantasy, 13-year-old Tanya has second sight and has been bedeviled her whole life by fairies only she can see. Blamed by her mother for the fairies' pranks, Tanya is shipped off to visit her cold and distant grandmother at isolated, fey-infested Elvesden Manor, an archetypally ancient, ivy-covered mansion abutting mystical wilderness. Aided by Fabian, the smart-aleck son of her grandmother's groundskeeper; Mad Morag, an ancient gypsy; and Red, a girl wanted by the police for kidnapping a changeling, Tanya becomes enmeshed in a decades-old mystery. For many years children have disappeared from the nearby town, supposedly lost in the woods or down in the dangerous catacombs, but only Tanya guesses that malicious fairies may be involved, a discovery that places Tanya in terrible danger. First-time novelist Harrison writes with great assuredness, creating a seductive setting and memorable, fully developed characters. Tanya is a believable and decidedly imperfect heroine, and Fabian is an enjoyably eccentric if occasionally obnoxious sidekick. It's an excellent choice for fans of the Spiderwick Chronicles and other modern-day fairy tales. Ages 8–12. (Apr.)

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Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2010 April)

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 have—the ability to enter the fairies' realm—and 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

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