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  • Published: 30 June 2013
  • ISBN: 9781446430309
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 138

The Humming Machine




The Fairies stole Blue, and now they've got Great-grandpa! A heart-warming tale of Tam's adventures in Faery Land from this twice Carnegie medal-winning author.

Great-grandpa Toby is making so much NOISE! And if Tam can hear the clamour coming from his humming machine, the fairies will too. And soon enough, on the night of a blue moon, Great-grandpa Toby vanishes without a trace. While battling nightmarish fairies and decoding the words of the Flame-Reader, Tam eventually discovers his Great-grandpa has been captured by the beautiful Damson Hag, and turned into a nine-year-old boy! Bewitched, fed only with rose petals, and mournfully playing the humming machine to himself, Great-grandpa Toby is tempted to stay in Faery Land and be young for ever... Unless Tam has anything to do with it.

  • Pub date: 30 June 2013
  • ISBN: 9781446430309
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 138

About the Author

Berlie Doherty

Berlie Doherty began writing for children in 1983, after teaching and working in radio. She has written more than 35 books for children, as well as for the theatre, radio and television. Berlie has won the Carnegie Medal twice: in 1987 for GRANNY WAS A BUFFER GIRL and in 1992 for DEAR NOBODY. She has also won the Writer's Guild Children's Fiction Award for DAUGHTER OF THE SEA. Her work is published all over the world, and many of her books have been televised.

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