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Contributor(s): Prineas, Sarah (Author)

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ISBN: 006192105X     ISBN-13: 9780061921056
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: February 2013
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Annotation: Spirited young Fer travels through the Way to a magical world in which beings part human and part animal serve an evil ruler known as the Lady, and where she hopes to learn about her long-lost parents and her own identity.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Fantasy & Magic
- Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure - General
Dewey: FIC
Age Level: 8-12
Grade Level: 3-7
Lexile Measure: 720(Not Available)
Physical Information: 0.56" H x 5.21" W x 7.46" (0.38 lbs) 248 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 150837
Reading Level: 4.9   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 8.0
 
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Contributor Bio(s): Prineas, Sarah: -

Sarah Prineas lives in the midst of the corn in rural Iowa, where she wrangles dogs, cats, chickens, and goats, goes on lots of hikes, and finds time to write. She is also the author of Ash & Bramble, a retelling of Cinderella. She is married to a physics professor and has two kids. You can visit Sarah online at www.sarah-prineas.com.



Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2012 Fall)
When Jennifer (Fer) opens the Way to a fairy world and a boyish "puck" comes through, wrongness and unending winter come through as well. Fer must go through the Way and confront the Lady who holds the puck in thrall in order to set things right. A slow pace allows this gentle tale steeped in nature and herb lore to unfold magically.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2012 May)

Gr 4–8—In this fantasy adventure, young Fer feels that she doesn't belong in her world. When she rescues a magical boy who can turn into a dog and hears the beckoning of the Way, a path into another realm, she decides to try to discover what might have happened to her parents, who have been "gone from this world" since she was a baby. Despite her grandmother's fears, she enters a land that is ruled by a powerful and dangerous huntress, the Mór, and populated with strange creatures and humans that can morph into animals. Along her journey, Fer discovers her healing powers and inner strength; she also learns about her parents and her family's connection to this enchanted, perilous place. The story has a steady pace and solid character development. The description-rich writing provides an excellent sense of the how the characters experience their surroundings, and the setting of this unnatural realm is intricately woven into the plot. An appealing and empowering tale.—Molly M. Collins, Burlington Public Library, MA

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