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Darkling Green
The Eldritch Manor Series
By (author): Kim Thompson
9781459736221 Paperback, Trade English Juvenile: Age (years) from 9 - 12, Reading age from 9 - 12 JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic North America Dec 03, 2016
$12.99 CAD
Active 5 x 8 x 0.5 in | 240 gr 232 pages Dundurn
As spring comes to Eldritch Manor, Willa deals with the King of the Fairies, a terrifying creature, and the usual family drama.

Spring comes to Eldritch Manor, bringing with it all kinds of mayhem. The arrival of the King of the Fairies throws the resident fairies into a romantic tizzy. Mab neglects her knitting, resulting in holes in time through which any manner of evil can enter their world. Nature, weather, and time itself are all out of whack, and everyone is freaked about Willa’s upcoming “unlucky” thirteenth birthday. On top of everything, Willa makes a shocking discovery about her mother, which supports Belle’s claim that Willa is part mermaid!

Willa is plagued with questions. How can she be a mermaid if she doesn’t have a tail and is terrified of water? How long do dragons hibernate? Why are there time holes in the pool, and where do they lead? Why are the backyard plants invading the house? And why does she keep dreaming about a sinister Green Man?

  • Protagonist is a strong, independent young heroine who solves problems on her own
  • Author has 15 years’ experience writing scripts for kids’ tv cartoons
  • “The fun and fast paced story buoyed by a smattering of humour rises to a climax as exciting as it is satisfying and well earned.” — Quill & Quire, for Eldritch Manor, book 1 in this series
  • Original treatment of youth dealing with senior citizens who are actually “retired” ancient creatures of myth and legend
  • Author’s first book, Eldritch Manor, was nominated for the Forest of Reading Silver Birch and shortlisted for the Rocky Mountain Book Awards
  • Author is well-connected in the children’s entertainment world through her work as a writer for such programs as Franklin, Jacob Two-Two, George Shrinks, Pearlie, and The Doodlebops

Kim Thompson is a filmmaker and television writer who has written scripts for many well-known children’s cartoons. Eldritch Manor was her first novel. She lives on Saltspring Island, British Columbia.

[A] thoroughly enjoyable book. - Canadian Materials

The series continues to be an imaginative and original take on mythology and fairy lore, and is a fun exploration of what might happen in a crossover world. - Booklist Online

The eternal themes of loyalty, betrayal, reconciliation, bravery and co-operation will attract the intended readers, both boys and girls. - Resource Links

Especially recommended for the fantasy collections of public and school libraries. - Midwest Book Review

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