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Tanya is no ordinary girl. She can see fairies. But not the fairies we imagine. Evil fairies who cast spells on her, rousing her from her sleep and propelling her out of bed. At wit's end with her daughter's inexplicable behavior, Tanya's mother sends her away to live with her grandmother at Elvesden Manor, a secluded countryside mansion on the outskirts of a peculiar Essex town.

There is plenty to explore, as long as Tanya stays away from Hangman's Wood- a vast stretch of forest, full of catacombs and notorious for people losing their lives. Fifty years ago a girl vanished in the woods, a girl Tanya's grandmother will not speak of. As Tanya learns more about this girl, she finds herself dangerously close to vanishing into the fairy realm forever.

Debut author Michelle Harrison weaves an intricate mystery into a beautiful and haunting fantasy that captures a rich world of fairy lore where only the color red can offer protection.
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published on April 12, 2010 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0316041483
ISBN-13: 9780316041485
34 Book Reviews
  • currenteventv
    currenteventvSunday, October 20, 2013 at 8:48 am11 star
    Have the book, can't wait 2 read it!
    • chocolate0127
      chocolate0127Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 5:04 pm55 stars
      Everyone should read that book mostly because that book is really interesting mostly because it takes you out of this world into what you are reading.
      • edmodo-ezxspawga4
        edmodo-ezxspawga4Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 2:45 pm55 stars
        It was scary toward the end
        • barbiegirl17
          barbiegirl17Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 2:46 pm55 stars
          loved this book one of my favs plz make more!!!
          • animallover
            animalloverSunday, June 9, 2013 at 1:04 pm55 stars
            This is an amazing book where a girl named Tanya can see faries. She goes to her grandmother's manor because her parents think she needs a vacation. She is sent on an adventure that will end her up in some difficult situations. This is one of my favorite book series of all time.
            • schoolrules517
              schoolrules517Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 6:34 pm
              i have this book and finished chapter one and it is amazing!
              • phelby21
                phelby21Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 5:05 pm55 stars
                Ive heared from my best friend that it is a really good book.
                • dragon-fire-69
                  dragon-fire-69Friday, April 26, 2013 at 7:33 pm55 stars
                  Is this a series but what is the first one if It is
                  • dragon-fire-69
                    dragon-fire-69Friday, April 26, 2013 at 7:32 pm55 stars
                    I think it would be a good book by the way anybody wanna follow me
                    • blueocean45
                      blueocean45Friday, April 26, 2013 at 12:46 pm55 stars
                      i haven't read it yet, but my sister has it, and i wanna read it badly!!!! :)