The Thirteen Treasures
Written by Michelle Harrison
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This is an enchanting and at times terrifying debut that's beautifully written. 13 year old Tanya and her mother have an uneasy relationship so for part of the summer she is despatched off to her grandmother who lives in a rickety old house. While there, she sees a bookcase revolve and in front of her is a narrow stone staircase leading way down beyond the bowels of the house. She steps down them and what she sees brings a scream to her mouth but nothing come out. The long lost girl she sees carries something that for the briefest of moments morphs into something else and they each realise they both have the ability of second sight - of seeing fairies. Mysteries and secrets abound in this superb debut and Tanya is put in terrible danger in this sinister tale. Can Tanya's ability of second sight help her unravel the mystery?
A word from the editor:
As the publisher of The Spiderwick Chronicles, we know a good faerie tale when we see it… and we believe that this novel makes the perfect next step for fans of that bestselling series. Classic in its telling, but modern in its setting, The Thirteen Treasures is a novel that is destined to enchant. Michelle Harrison has woven a bewitching tale that sucks you in and doesn’t let you go, and surprises you all the way – rather like the faerie world that draws our heroine Tanya closer and closer to a terrifying fate in The Thirteen Treasures.
Winner of the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize 2009
The Thirteen Treasures by Michelle Harrison
While visiting her grandmother's house, an old photograph leads Tanya to an unsolved mystery. Fifty years ago a girl vanished in the woods nearby - a girl Tanya's grandmother will not 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 find the truth. But Tanya has her own secret: the ability to see fairies. And, after disturbing an intruder in the night, it emerges that someone else shares her ability ...The manor's sinister history is about to repeat itself ...
The thrilling trilogy comprises...
“The Thirteen Treasures is a fascinating, compelling adventure which transports the reader into the fairy realm. It is ideal for kids who’ve been hooked on Spiderwick or Harry Potter
and want something fresh and new to read.” Janice Hume, Waterstone’s Stafford
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