First the fairies took Tam's little sister, Blue. Then they took his Great-Grandpa Toby. Now Tam has to keep a great secret - not only is Great-Grandpa still in Faery as King, but the old King of the fairies, Oban, is now in Tam's world disguised as a boy Tam's age! At first, it's lots of fun having Oban and his magic around. He manages to charm everybody - even Tam's teacher at school. But then things start to go wrong ...When Tam finds the magical Windspinner that Great-Grandpa Toby left for him, Oban can't make the magic work like Tam can and he disappears in a huff and starts causing chaos. The only person who can stop the trouble and call Oban home to fairy land is his mother, the Damson Hag. But she's locked up tight in a golden cage. So Tam sets off on another adventure to Faery - this time with Great-great aunt California at his side - to rescue the Damson Hag and try and return Oban and Great-grandpa Toby to their right homes...
- Paperback | 240 pages
- 131 x 200 x 16mm | 166g
- 06 Mar 2008
- Random House Children's Publishers UK
- Young Corgi
- London, United Kingdom
"Berlie Doherty seems to treat every tale with a generous helping of TLC and affords each a warmth which lifts from the pages ... Fun, and oh so charming" Liverpool Echo 20080129 "For magic, adventure and excitement that starts on the very first page, you'll love this" Families Magazine 20080501 "A compelling yet magical tale" Aldershot Mail 20080624 "Will leave young readers with a real sense of achievement on completion" The School Librarian 20080701
About Berlie Doherty
Berlie Doherty began writing for children in 1983, after teaching and working on schools radio. She has written more that 35 books for children, as well as for theatre, radio and television. She won the Carnegie Medal twice : in 1987 for Granny Was A Buffer Girl and in 1992 for Dear Nobody. She has also won the Writer's Guild Children's Fiction Award for Daughter of the Sea. Her work is published all over the world, and many of her books have been televised.