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Rated 5/5 from 1 rating
A family secret. A fateful inheritance. A fairy whose spells are poisoned with spite… An old photograph in her grandma’s house leads Tanya to a buried mystery. Fifty years ago a girl vanished in the woods nearby – a girl whom Tanya’s grandmother refuses to speak of. Fabian, the caretaker’s son, is tormented by the girl’s disappearance. His grandfather was the last person to see her alive, and has lived under suspicion ever since. Together, Tanya and Fabian decide to seek the truth. But Tanya has her own secret: the ability to see fairies. And when she disturbs an intruder in the night, it seems that someone else shares her strange gift. Soon the two are in terrible danger. Is the manor’s sinister history about to repeat itself…?
This hypnotic tale of fairies, fantasy and the unexplained won the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize 2009.
AR book level: 5.4; Upper years; 12.0 points