Having the ability to see fairies means that Tanya Fairchild's life has never been easy. After all, real fairies are nothing like the ones in books; ones that grant wishes or leave money for teeth. Real fairies don't like to be talked about, and they cast spells if Tanya steps out of line. The most she's ever received in exchange for one of her teeth is a chewed up toffee. Of course, it would help if Tanya knew someone - anyone - else who could see them, too . . .
When Tanya meets Ratty, she finds not only that can he see fairies, but that he has a fairy friend, Turpin. Turpin is rude and spiteful, but funny and loyal too. When Ratty goes missing, Tanya discovers her new friend has another extraordinary ability; an ability that has the potential to destroy them both . . .
Michelle Harrison grew up in Essex and is the youngest of three sisters. Her first novel, The Thirteen Treasures, won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. She also won the Calderdale Book of the Year Award for The Other Alice. Her work has been translated into over 20 languages. Her bestselling Pinch of Magic series has sold over 200,000 copies in the UK and the latest instalment is A Storm of Sisters.
Before she was published, Michelle’s jobs included working in a bar, a bakery, and an art gallery. She was then a Waterstones bookseller before becoming an editorial assistant in children’s books at a publisher in Oxford. She now writes full time and lives with her partner, her son Jack, and cats.
www.michelleharrisonbooks.com Find Michelle on Twitter @MHarrison13 and Instagram @elvesden
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK (June 1, 2014)
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