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When Poison leaves her home in the marshes of Gull to retrieve her infant sister who was snatched by the fairies, she and a group of unusual friends survive encounters with the inhabitants of various Realms, and Poison herself confronts a surprising destiny.When Poison leaves her home in the marshes of Gull to retrieve her infant sister who was snatched by fairies, she and some unusual friends encounter inhabitants of various Realms, and Poison herself confronts a surprising destiny. *Author: Wooding, Chris *Publication Date: 2006/09/01 *Number of Pages: 273 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 7.75
"This fantasy, set in various realms...utilizes many fantasy and folkloric tropes in original and often amusing ways. The story moves forward at a quick pace; characterization and world-building add to the strength of the gripping plot, while an ambivalent but satisfying resolution tops off a compelling read."
From the Publisher
Steeped in fairy tales, this thrilling young adult fantasy follows a girl named Poison through the lands of the phaeries as she searches for her missing sister, Azalea.
When her sister is snatched by Phaeries, hard-minded and strong-willed Poison puts her fears aside and, along with her devoted friends, sets out to confront the Phaerie Lord in order to get her back--facing great dangers and strange encounters all along the way. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Reprint.