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"...I am recommending this book to people of all ages. Though some of us may not be children anymore, this book has a theme that we can all relate to, it is a triumphant reminder of a magical time of life that doesn't ever have to end."

    ~Amber Sparks,ReadingWithYour EyesShut

 

http://readingwithyoureyesshut.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-fairies-of-turtle-creek.html

The two main themes of fear of loss and what to believe are engaging, and the plot is quite well thought out. The scenes about a pre-adolescent living through this period of war are particularly compelling, and the realism next to the fantasy is effective."                                                                              

                                                                                                   ~IndieReader Review

“It’s a sweet story about one girl’s struggle to believe.
I love a book that makes me smarter just by reading it.”

—MIRANDA, Fairy Fiction for Young Fans

Claire Collins

is a rational eighth grader from a suburb of Dallas who believes science can prove the existence of everything. But her scientific world is flipped around when her estranged grandmother comes to live with her and begins telling about the family’s history, with twists of the supernatural and whimsical.


At first, Claire is skeptical about her seemingly senile grandmother’s tales of mystical happenings down by the creek that she loves to observe and draw. When she does some research and her own investigations with her best friend Lacey, Claire is forced to face some truths she never thought possible. Could fairies actually exist?

 Writer of Magical Realism for Middle Grade and Young Adult Readers

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