The Low Road

By Daniel Kirk
Amulet Books, Hardcover, 9780810970694, 498pp.

Publication Date: October 2008

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Fall 2008 Kids' List
“A tale of politics, environmental concerns, culture, class, and danger in many forms. Oh, and fairies! This debut novel combines many typical fantasy elements with a more human view of the fairy realm. But not to worry, there's still enough magic to keep the fantasy element alive and well!”
— Jen Colson, from my shelf books, Wellsboro, PA


Description
"A debut fantasy novel by a beloved picture book author, and the first in an exciting trilogy set in the world of fairies"When Matt and his family move to a new neighborhood, they do not realize that they ve inadvertently stumbled into the middle of massive upheaval in the fairy world. With the elves territory disintegrating and dark factions looking to seize control, apprentice mage Tuava-Li must defend her way of lifeeven when that means cooperating with Matt, a human and a natural enemy, as he may just hold the key to keeping the elf realm from certain destruction.Daniel Kirk has created a mystical world that will envelop readers. A rich story peppered with illustrations that make it come alive, "Elf Realm "is a world few will want to leave.



About the Author
Daniel Kirk has written and illustrated numerous books, including "Hush, Little Alien; Bigger; Humpty Dumpty; Jack and Jill; Moondogs"; and "Snow Family". In addition he has illustrated two poetry collections; "Go!" and "Dogs Rule!"; and several titles by other authors, namely "Chugga Chugga Choo Choo" and "My Truck Is Stuck" by Kevin Lewis, and "Hello, Hello!" by Miriam Schlein. Kirk lives in New Jersey with his wife, author-illustrator Julia Gordon, and three teenage children.
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