New Novel Gives Pure of Heart a Magical Ticket to Fairy Dreamland

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In an entrancing, piquant adventure of the mind and spirit, Michaela Garnett writes convincingly of the human ability to live in a world ruled by the supernatural

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Michaela Tracey Garnett’s lead character Poppy is named after the poppy fields that flourished behind their home when her grandfather died while fighting for their country. At thirteen years old Poppy was different from her peers, her teachers developing the habit of asking her if she were Away With The Fairies. Her only true friend is her grandmother whom she lives with. Fey and intelligent, this does not bother her since she is quite content left to her own devises.

One day she discovers a strange little path behind their home and, thinking it was a new one she hadn’t remembered from her rambles, follows it to an even stranger forest where she is finds the sad little house that used to be her dead mother’s hideaway. Her mother believed in fairies – she drew beautifully realistic drawings of her fairy friends in this house. The book opens up into a weirdly believable tale, part romance in the speculative fiction mode and partly an exacting, realistic story that succeeds in making the supernatural move into the realm of the intelligible and prosaic world.

The house, as Poppy’s grandmother knew, is the gateway to Dreamland, the fairy kingdom. As its name suggests, Dreamland coexists with the natural world – magical beings like fairies, hobgoblins, pixies, trolls, gnomes, elves, and water and flower fairies do move like shadows within the limited range of ordinary human senses. But believers like Poppy’s mother, and eventually Poppy herself, know that humans have the power to enter this world and become its leading lights. In time Poppy discovers that her mother is queen of Dreamland. Poppy’s adventure begins and within a year she marries her prince, discovers her power within Dreamland and becomes the new queen. And readers, far from relieved of the book’s enchantments, shall begin to see the world as a place where magic is a vast and convivial experience accessible by the pure of heart.

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About the Author
Michaela Tracey Garnett was born the 10th of August and is 14 years old. She was 13 when she began to write Away With The Fairies. She is a native in Goostrey , a quiet little village in Cheshire, England and has lived there all her life with her family. Her home is the upstairs of a family run pub, named 'The Red Lion Inn' owned by the author’s parents, Mike and Karen Garnett. Here is where she got most of her inspiration for characters in the story. Living above a pub, she has seen much of life in its wonderful (and sometimes weird) manifestations. The oldest of three, her brother William and sister Amy are like best friends as well as siblings. Michaela Garnett has always loved to read and write. Some of her favourite authors are Malorie Blackman, J.K. Rowling and Marcia Preston.(nothing against male writers, though!). She finds books inspiring in the way some people find music or an individual person inspiring. To her, writing is a way to escape the world and create one’s own with absolutely no limits.

Away With The Fairies* by Michaela Tracey Garnett
Publication Date: March 6, 2012
Trade Paperback; £13.99; 113 pages; 978-1-4691-7263-7
Trade Hardback; £23.99; 113 pages; 978-1-4691-7264-4
Ebook; £3.99; 978-1-4691-7265-1

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