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13 Curses
Contributor(s): Harrison, Michelle

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ISBN: 0316041505     ISBN-13: 9780316041508
Publisher: Little Brown & Co
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Published: June 2011
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Annotation: A sequel to 13 Treasures finds Red trapped in the fairy realm, where she promises to find and exchange Tanya's 13 bracelet charms for her kidnapped brother's freedom, a bargain that is complicated by incrementally dangerous curses that have been placed on the hidden charms.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Fairies; Fiction.
Kidnapping; Fiction.
Orphans; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Fantasy & Magic
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: 2010022850
Lexile Measure: 760
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 7.75" H x 5.75" W x 1.75" (1.20 lbs) 486 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 144408
Reading Level: 5.3   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 16.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q54541
Reading Level: 4.6   Interest Level: Grades 6-8   Point Value: 25.0
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Contributor Bio(s): Michelle Harrison is a British author and illustrator who lives in Oxford, England, and works for a children's publisher.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2011 Fall)
Tanya's magical compass springs back to life in this sequel to 13 Treasures. Trapped in the treacherous fairy realm and sent on a dangerous mission, Rowan Fox (a.k.a. "Red") must join efforts with Tanya and her friends in order to rescue the ones they love. Using intricate details and unique metaphors, Harrison creates a menacing and elaborate world. Copyright 2011 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2011 July)

Gr 5–8—Harrison returns to the world of fairies in this follow-up to 13 Treasures (Little, Brown, 2010). Two separate story lines about Rowan and Tanya, who can see fairies, run parallel and then intersect in the final pages during the search for the 13 charms from the bracelet introduced in the first novel. Unlike that book, this story seems way too long and complex for most kids, and then accelerates to an almost frantic pace when fairies challenge Rowan to find the 13 charms in order to save her brother, who was taken from her by the fairies. Tanya, the protagonist in the first book, becomes her ally. The search, which should have been difficult, seems almost ridiculously easy, and readers are left wondering about what the first three fourths were really all about. It is also never clear what the title means. Although this is an interesting and fresh look at the world of fairies, 13 Curses is too bogged down with depressing detail, giving way to a quick, unsatisfying conclusion.—Kathy Kirchoefer, Prince Georges County Memorial Library System, New Carrollton, MD

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