After years of living in America, Clare Macleod and her father are returning to Ireland, where they’ll inhabit the house Clare was born in — a house built into a green hillside with a tree for a wall. For Clare, the house is not only full of memories of her mother, but also of a mysterious boy with raven-dark hair and dreamlike nights filled with stars and magic.
Clare soon discovers that the boy is as real as the fairy-making magic, and that they’re both in great danger from an ancient foe. This gorgeously woven tale of magic, friendship, and self-discovery is set in a dream-like landscape filled with fairies.
"[Clare] finds herself embroiled in an epic struggle between good and evil, which may very well end in an eternal schism between the world of mortals and the world of fairies — a separation that would be disastrous to both. In lovely lyrical writing, Catmull, author of Summer and Bird, creates an unforgettable tale that begins slowly and gently, gradually and inevitably leading to a thundering crescendo. This is a haunting novel that contains all the darkness and light of A Midsummer Night's Dream."— Jane Henriksen Baird, School Library Journal
|12 and up
|Jan 19, 2016
|Dutton Books for Young Readers