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"A magical adventure. . . . Should win the hearts of a new generation." — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

When a Stone Age man demands a talisman that will harden his heart and give him ultimate power, the tribe’s magic man reluctantly creates the Flint Heart. Thousands of years later, the sinister talisman reemerges, corrupting a kindly farmer, an innocent fairy creature, and a familial badger. Can Charles and his sister Unity, who have consulted with fairies such as the Zagabog, the wisest creature in the universe, find a way to rescue humans, fairies, and animals alike from the Flint Heart’s dark influence? Filled with wry humor, this fairy tale is the sort for an entire family to savor together or an adventurous young reader to devour.

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ISBN-13: 9780763662431
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 08/14/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.58(w) x 8.06(h) x 0.68(d)
Lexile: 1030L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

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Enchanting...A crowd-pleaser brimming with action, magic, and wit.
—Disney FamilyFun

Magical adventure...A grand tale skillfully updated and tightened up, this should win the hearts of a new generation.
—Kirkus Reviews

Told in the voice of a storyteller in the style of A. A. Milne or J. M. Barrie, the tale will make an excellent read-aloud. . . . The Patersons have done a lovely job updating and abridging this tale for today's readers.
—School Library Journal

The Patersons have done a stellar job of maintaining the book's period feel while creating a fresher, tighter story that feels tailor-made for family reading.
—Publishers Weekly

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