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Children's Fiction Fantasy & Magic

Darkling Green

The Eldritch Manor Series

by (author) Kim Thompson

Publisher
Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
Dec 2016
Category
Fantasy & Magic, Science Fiction, Paranormal
Recommended Age
9 to 12
Recommended Grade
4 to 7
Recommended Reading age
9 to 12
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459736245
    Publish Date
    Dec 2016
    List Price
    $8.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781459736221
    Publish Date
    Dec 2016
    List Price
    $12.99

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Description

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?

About the author

Kim Thompson has worked for more than a dozen years as a writer and story editor on numerous children's television shows, including Franklin, Jacob Two-Two, Caillou, The Doodlebops, and George Shrinks. She lives in Toronto.

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Editorial Reviews

Especially recommended for the fantasy collections of public and school libraries.

Midwest Book Review

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

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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

[A] thoroughly enjoyable book.

Canadian Materials

Other titles by Kim Thompson

La fête des farces à l'école des sorciers

text by Kim Thompson
illustrated by Karina Dupuis

Caillou, et les oeufs de Pâques

Inclut des pochoirs de Pâques

adapted by Kim Thompson
illustrated by Eric Sevigny
translated by Claire St-Onge

The Winter Party

With 2-Way Sequins!

by (author) Kim Thompson
illustrated by Vanessa Forte

La fête de l’hiver

AVEC PAILLETTES RÉVERSIBLES !

by (author) Kim Thompson
illustrated by Vanessa Forte
translated by Delphine Rossini

Caillou et Sophie: Une histoire sur l'autisme

Affiche validée par la Fédération québécoise de l'autisme. Une initiative de la Fondation Jasmin Roy Sophie Desmarais.

text by Kim Thompson
illustrated by Mario Allard
translated by Anne Paradis

Caillou Meets Sophie: A Story About Autism

Includes tips to support interaction with autistic children

text by Kim Thompson
illustrated by Mario Allard

Eldritch Manor 3-Book Bundle

Eldritch Manor / Shadow Wrack / Darkling Green

by (author) Kim Thompson

Caillou, Olympiques entre amis

adapted by Kim Thompson
illustrated by Eric Sévigny

Caillou et les oeufs de Pâques

Pochoir de Pâques inclus

by (author) Kim Thompson
illustrated by Éric Sévigny

Caillou, Easter Egg Surprise

by (author) Kim Thompson
illustrated by Éric Sévigny