Jane Louise Curry

Time Travel, Fantasy, Mystery -- Books for Children and Young Adults


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The prequel to the Abáloc stories.

To tell the truth, the Abáloc books were never meant to be "a series." They began in Beneath the Hill as the one-off fantasy adventure of five lively cousins on a Pennsylvania farm with a mountain at its back, where the fantasy deepened layer after layer into a spellbinding strangeness. At its end, though, that story was tied up tidily with an "And After" conclusion of:

The Bane grew green. The Arthurs' spring overflowed even in the drought of August. And the [Fair] Folk came at last to Tir na'nOg.

Full stop.

Except that it wasn't...

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Book Pages

abaloc series
"full of mystery and magic." booklist; "an engrossing fantasy." Publishers Weekly
"National Book Award" finalist.
"deeply satisfying"   The Listener (BBC)
"a rousing adventure fantasy" publishers weekly
"always enthralling" Publishers weekly
"brisk and riveting"   Horn book
"fresh and exciting" NCTE English Journal
time travel
"Top Ten Fantasy Books for Youth " BOOKLIST
"Masterful suspense." Washington Post
Wouldn't you like to have a magical servant? "...thrilling, and simply splendid." Google Books reader
mystery and adventure
"A... thriller of the first order." CHILDREN'S BOOKS OF THE YEAR, u.k.
folk tales
"A stellar collection of Native American tales." --KIRKUS REVIEWS