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McIntosh Public Library J HAH (Text) 33500013153580 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780358067313
  • ISBN: 0358067316
  • Physical Description: 218 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Boston, MA ; Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2019]

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Summary, etc.:
Young Mollie traverses eerie, perilous lands to retrieve her baby brother, Thomas, from the Kinde Folke, malicious sprites who snatched him and left a hideous changeling in his place.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1
    After Mollie makes a seemingly insignificant comment about her baby brother, the Kinde Folke steal Thomas and replace him with a changeling. Mollie's parents want to abandon the biting, screaming infant at the crossroads outside of town, but a wise old woman tells them not to. After many months, the changeling (whom Mollie named Guest) has grown incredibly fast, draining Mollie's mother and driving her father to abandon them all. Mollie decides that it is up to her to seek out the Kinde Folke and force them to reverse the exchange. But as she and Guest encounter deception and hardship, journeying deep into the forest, Mollie realizes that she is developing a genuine connection to Guest, and she's not sure if she can let him go after all. Although the narrative feels somewhat shallow, and there is an overabundance of adjectives, Hahn (The Girl in the Locked Room, 2018) dreams up a delightfully chilling tale of magic and mythology, exploring themes of love, friendship, chosen family, and overcoming one's deepest fears. Grades 5-7. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1
    After Mollie makes a seemingly insignificant comment about her baby brother, the Kinde Folke steal Thomas and replace him with a changeling. Mollie's parents want to abandon the biting, screaming infant at the crossroads outside of town, but a wise old woman tells them not to. After many months, the changeling (whom Mollie named Guest) has grown incredibly fast, draining Mollie's mother and driving her father to abandon them all. Mollie decides that it is up to her to seek out the Kinde Folke and force them to reverse the exchange. But as she and Guest encounter deception and hardship, journeying deep into the forest, Mollie realizes that she is developing a genuine connection to Guest, and she's not sure if she can let him go after all. Although the narrative feels somewhat shallow, and there is an overabundance of adjectives, Hahn (The Girl in the Locked Room, 2018) dreams up a delightfully chilling tale of magic and mythology, exploring themes of love, friendship, chosen family, and overcoming one's deepest fears. Grades 5-7. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Mary Downing Hahn, a former children’s librarian, is the award-winning author of many popular ghost stories. A hiking trip to Ireland inspired Guest, which references some eerie aspects of Irish folklore. An avid reader, traveler, photographer, and all-around arts lover, Ms. Hahn lives in Columbia, Maryland, with a cat named Nixi. www.marydowninghahnbooks.com.
 

Subject: Changelings > Juvenile fiction.
Brothers and sisters > Juvenile fiction.
Changelings > Fiction.
Brothers and sisters > Fiction.
Adventure stories.
Brothers and sisters.
Changelings.
Genre: Action and adventure fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Fiction.
Juvenile works.
Fantasy fiction.

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