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Walsh, Pat.
New York : Chicken House, 2010
IL 3-6, RL 4.1
ISBN 0545229227
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England, The winter of 1347

William, age fourteen, works as a servant at Crowfield Abbey, in exchange for room and board. Gathering firewood one day, he discovers a hobgoblin caught in a trap and rescues it. The hob tells William that he can only be seen by those with the sight. This is a gift William did not know he possessed. This boy walks the line between the real world and the magical fey world. The hob has told William of the dark curse put upon the abbey and of the magical being buried in the snow. Now comes the clash of good and evil ,dark and light, for the fey war is coming. William must stand strong and believe in himself to survive.  (New Hampshire Great Stone Face Award nominee, 2011-2012)

SUBJECTS:     Orphans -- Fiction.
                        Magic -- Fiction.
                        Secrets -- Fiction.
                        Monasteries -- Fiction.
                        Blessing and cursing -- Fiction.                    
                        Great Britain -- History -- 14th century -- Fiction.
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