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Ebook Details
  • 08/2012
  • 9780987850614 B008ADUFAO
  • 253 pages
  • $2.99
Paperback Book Details
  • 08/2012
  • 9780987850607 0987850601
  • 234 pages
  • $14.99
Root Bound (Emma & the Elementals, Volume One)

Children/Young Adult; Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror; (Market)

Emma and her father are always on the move, travelling from place to place as her father's work demands. Their new home, however, is different. There's a frightening woman who lives down the hall: she bears an uncanny resemblance to a witch. A mysterious light comes from her apartment, and a small boy seems to be trapped inside. School in this town is no happy place either, with an odd principal and a gang of girls who make tormenting Emma their special project. And strangest of all is the fact that there seem to be brownies - basement brownies, in the air vent in her bedroom. Haunted by visions of her mother, Emma travels through the brownie burrow to the valley of Hades to visit with the goddess Ceres, following a series of clues that lead her across the sea of memory to the centre of the world. There, on an inhospitable rock floating in a sea of steaming lava, Emma must find a way to release her mother from the sea of memory and restore magic to both the brownie burrow and the human world above.
Reviews
Kirkus Reviews

Gough cleverly mines that book's legends, folk tales and Greek mythology, along with the works of Frank Baum and Lewis Carroll, to create settings and challenges that pay homage to classic children's literature. [...] A lighthearted, whimsical confection that will delight both kids and their parents' inner child.

Midwest Book Review

ROOT BOUND is a fine and much recommended addition for young adult fantasy collections.

The Yummy Mummy Club

Weaving together an entertaining adventure filled with brownies, prophecies, and a modern take on Greek mythology, this is one reader who is looking forward to Book 2!

Formats
Ebook Details
  • 08/2012
  • 9780987850614 B008ADUFAO
  • 253 pages
  • $2.99
Paperback Book Details
  • 08/2012
  • 9780987850607 0987850601
  • 234 pages
  • $14.99

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