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Kids & YA Canadian Reads

By K.A. Wiggins
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My Canadian reading list, mostly comprised of books I read as a kid/teen or picked up in recent years. Influences on my Canadian YA fantasy :)
The Finder

The Finder

edition:Paperback

In the third book of The Watcher's Quest Trilogy, Emma stumbles into the world beyond the portal -- against the orders of Histal, Master of the Watcher's Campan. Here she finds a place of danger, intrigue and deadly Game Playing. Everything she values and everyone she loves is suddenly at stake. Emma's powers are constantly tested and threatened in this new world. Can she solve the ominous puzzles set up in the vast and treacherous maze? It won't be easy. But when Emma feels her weakest, she dis …

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The Watcher

The Watcher

edition:Paperback

In this first book of the Watcher's Quest trilogy, 15-year-old Emma has long suspected that something is not quite as it should be in her life. With her long, pale face and white hair, she looks nothing like her parents or frail younger sister. She acts nothing like them, either. While her parents happily pursue their daily routine, Emma senses danger. She knows she must watch over the family day and night -- but why, she doesn't know. Things spin out of control when Emma takes a summer job cari …

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Who Is Frances Rain?

Who Is Frances Rain?

edition:Hardcover
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In this 20th-anniverary edition of the novel by Margaret Buffie, it's going to be a long, hot summer for 15-year-old Lizzie. Normally a vacation at her grandmother's northern Manitoba cottage is the highlight of the year, but this summer the whole family is going along, including her new stepfather whom she detests. To escape the family's bickering, Lizzie explores a nearby island, where she finds the remains of an old cabin and uncovers a pair of spectacles. When she tries on the old glasses sh …

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The Chronicles of Faerie

The Chronicles of Faerie

edition:Paperback
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This gorgeous new collection of the first three volumes of the Chronicles of Faerie has been specially designed to appeal to young adult readers ages fourteen and up. It includes:

The Hunter's Moon

Findabhair and her cousin Gwen have always believed in magic and the other world, and their dream is to find a way to enter it. Where better to begin than at royal Tara, seat of the High Kings of Ireland? Eager for adventure, they challenge an ancient law by spending the night in the sacred Sidbemound. …

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The Druids Tune

The Druids Tune

edition:Paperback
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Out of the swirling mists of time and magic, three figures step into the battle camp of the warrior-queen Maeve. One is a Druid, a dark-spirited wizard seeking the source of his power.

The other two are Rosemary and Jimmy, modern-day Canadian teenagers on a summer visit to Ireland. Drawn by enchantment without their knowledge or consent, they have arrived in the fierce world of the ancient Celts.

Battles erupt, treachery abounds, and death threatens them on every side. Then the Druid disappears, t …

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The Singing Stone

The Singing Stone

edition:Paperback
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Eighteen-year-old Kay Warrick, an orphan, is haunted by dreams of a past she does not know. When she receives a mysterious parcel of books containing old Celtic legends about stone monuments and a mysterious singing stone, she guesses that the key to her dreams-and possibly her past-lies in Ireland.

Drawn into the doomed world of an ancient Irish race, Kay throws caution to the wind and immerses herself in a world of turmoil and sorcery in her quest to find the four lost treasures of power: Sword …

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The Summer King

The Summer King

edition:Paperback
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17 year old Laurel Blackburn has returned to Ireland where her twin sister died the previous year. Guided by entries in her sister’s diary that speak of a strange mission for a mysterious people, Laurel travels to Achill Island on the Irish west coast. As she searches for the lost Summer King of Faerie, Laurel is attacked by the Sea People and the raven-like gruagachs.

Will she find the King in time to light the Midsummer fires?

Will she be re-united with her sister?

And what of Ian, the dark-eye …

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The Book of Dreams

The Book of Dreams

edition:Paperback
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In a landscape of Canadian myth and magic, the fairy tale continues...

Dana of The Light-Bearer’s Daughter, now thirteen, has been in Canada for two years and she still hates it. There’s no magic! Life gets even worse for the depressed teen when she finds her gateway to Faerie—her only escape from the misery of grade 9— mysteriously shattered. In a dream, her fairy mother tells her that all the portals to Faerie have been destroyed and that it’s up to Dana to find The Book of Dr …

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