Mirror Child: Book One: The Woolgatherer

Mirror Child: Book One: The Woolgatherer

by Tamra Andrews
Mirror Child: Book One: The Woolgatherer

Mirror Child: Book One: The Woolgatherer

by Tamra Andrews


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A child born in a mirage is bound to be extraordinary, and Faye Mirabelle is certainly that. Delivered to a miner and his wife, she grows up in the western canyons where she tries to live an ordinary life. But Faye is a mirror child, half mortal and half fairy, created by the Fairy King and endowed with magic powers. The gold that exists in the Earth belongs to the fairies; it shines light into their realm. However, ever since mortals have been mining metals, the fairy realm has grown darker and darker. So the Fairy King sends mirror children to return the light.

Faye absorbs the light from the gold in her eyes; she holds its reflection like a mirror, and with its reflection, its life-giving power. Her destiny is to journey through the Canyon the Sun to the Land of Faerie and surrender the light. Faye knows nothing of her power nor that the reason for her journey is to save Faerie from darkness.

A flighty and frivolous sand fairy ... a mysterious couple in a cliff house ... a castle hovering in air ... a flock of magic sheep... Faye's time in the Canyon opens her eyes to a world of enchantment, but also to bone-chilling secrets that put her in danger of disappearing forever.

The Mirror Child series explores the concept of pareidolia, the perception of patterns where no patterns exist—seeing a face on the surface of the moon, for example, or in the clouds, or on the surface of rocks, or in the lines and color contrasts on weathered pieces of tree bark. Are these faces simply quirks of human perception? Or are they glimpses into hidden realms? In this first book of the Mirror Child series, The Woolgatherer, Tamra Andrews spins a tale of mystery and magic sure to enchant wishers and dreamers and anyone who knows how it feels to be different and who longs to find a place where they can truly belong.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798985671506
Publisher: Tamra Andrews
Publication date: 03/18/2022
Series: Mirror Child , #1
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.53(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Tamra Andrews is a children’s author and education writer who is enchanted with myths, legends, and traditional tales. She wrote two encyclopedias of mythology for grades 7 and up and two teachers guides for grades 4 – 8 that link science and the study of myth. The fiction of Ms. Andrews includes Mirror Child: Book One: The Woolgatherer, the first in her Mirror Child series, a middle grade fantasy inspired by the mystery and magic of the mirage and the nature of illusion, and a picture book, Jack and Jill and the Man in the Man in the Moon. Her picture book is based on a Scandinavian sky legend that served as the basis of the Jack and Jill nursery rhyme and that explained the moon’s phases and the faces we see in the pattern of light and dark spots on the lunar surface.
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