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Children's Fiction Fantasy & Magic

Darkling Green

The Eldritch Manor Series

by (author) Kim Thompson

Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
Dec 2016
Fantasy & Magic, Paranormal, Science Fiction
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    Publish Date
    Dec 2016
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    Dec 2016
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
  • Reading age: 9 to 12


As spring comes to Eldritch Manor, Willa deals with the King of the Fairies, a terrifying creature, and the usual family drama.

Spring comes to Eldritch Manor, bringing with it all kinds of mayhem. The arrival of the King of the Fairies throws the resident fairies into a romantic tizzy. Mab neglects her knitting, resulting in holes in time through which any manner of evil can enter their world. Nature, weather, and time itself are all out of whack, and everyone is freaked about Willa’s upcoming “unlucky” thirteenth birthday. On top of everything, Willa makes a shocking discovery about her mother, which supports Belle’s claim that Willa is part mermaid!

Willa is plagued with questions. How can she be a mermaid if she doesn’t have a tail and is terrified of water? How long do dragons hibernate? Why are there time holes in the pool, and where do they lead? Why are the backyard plants invading the house? And why does she keep dreaming about a sinister Green Man?

About the author

Kim Thompson has worked for more than a dozen years as a writer and story editor on numerous children's television shows, including Franklin, Jacob Two-Two, Caillou, The Doodlebops, and George Shrinks. She lives in Toronto.

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Editorial Reviews

The series continues to be an imaginative and original take on mythology and fairy lore, and is a fun exploration of what might happen in a crossover world.

Booklist Online

Especially recommended for the fantasy collections of public and school libraries.

Midwest Book Review

[A] thoroughly enjoyable book.

Canadian Materials

The eternal themes of loyalty, betrayal, reconciliation, bravery and co-operation will attract the intended readers, both boys and girls.

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