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ISBN13: 9780440420293
ISBN10: 0440420296
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The first novel in a gripping trilogy about 11-year-old Midge and her discovery of the Various, a tribe of fairies whose livelihood and existence is becoming increasingly threatened.

A gritty and captivating story of courage and strength against terrible odds, this is the story of Midge, left to stay with her eccentric uncle during the holidays, and her adventures with the Various, a band of fairies. The existence of the Various, who are strange, wild, and sometimes even deadly, has been kept secret since the beginning of time. But when their world begins to clash with the human world, they are threatened with extinction.

This wonderfully imaginative story of love and loyalty is the first in a powerful trilogy that readers won’t be able to put down.

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Steve Augarde has worked as an illustrator, paper-engineer, and semi-pro jazz musician. He has written and illustrated over 70 picture books for young children, and has produced the paper-engineering for many pop-up books.

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crowyhead, August 22, 2006 (view all comments by crowyhead)
I really enjoyed this novel -- it has sort of an old-fashioned YA fantasy novel feel. I did feel that it suffered from some pacing and plot problems; for how long the book is (over 400 pages) very little was wrapped up in the end, and the story seemed to move in fits and starts throughout. Still, the author does a great job of giving the Various different personalities and creating their culture, and he also has a good sense for how young adolescents think and interact. I particularly enjoyed George, the protagonist's counsin, who is always cooking up schemes and doing things that are very familiar to me as the sister of two younger brothers. Good stuff -- I'm looking forward to seeing what Augarde comes up with next, especially since this was definitely left open for a sequel.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780440420293
Subtitle:
Book 1 in the Touchstone Trilogy
Publisher:
Yearling
Author:
Augarde, Steve
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Farm life
Subject:
Supernatural
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
England
Subject:
Fairies
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
fantasy;fiction;fairies;ya;children s;england;children s fiction;young adult;children;adventure;fantasy fiction
Series:
The Touchstone Trilogy
Publication Date:
20051108
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
7.65x5.28x1.01 in. .67 lbs.
Age Level:
10-14

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