Treasure at the Heart of the Tanglewood

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Viking, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 241 pages
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First, she is Brown Hannah-a healer who lives in the Tanglewood, a drab girl who, for reasons unknown to her, unnerves the villagers who come for salves and charms. But when she challenges the magician who has held her captive for longer than she can remember, she becomes Green Hannah. Then she is Golden Hannah traveling through the land, her talking animals and birds (and one silent fox) by her side. And, finally, Russet Hannah, when she finishes the long journey back to where she first grew, and learns the story of who she is, and why her long flaxen hair is interwoven with deep-rooted flowers, plants, berries, and wheat. A world that utterly involves the reader, bone-deep imagery, a journey that strides through the heart-this eagerly anticipated novel, Meredith Ann Pierce's first in five years, is well worth the wait.

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User Review  - crystalcarroll - LibraryThing

n Brown Hannah’s hair grows flowers that she must pluck for the wizard’s as she watches young heroes ride into the Tanglewood in search of the treasure. The secret of this story isn’t really the ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The scent of sorcery is sharp and sweet, like basil, and Hannah knows it well. She hears the voices of the magpie, the badger, and the three foxlets who follow her, but she does not know anything of ... Read full review


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Meredith Ann Pierce is a recognized and well-known author among fans of the young adult fantasy genre and the cross-over adult market. The Darkangel, her very first book, was an ALA Best Book, a New York Times Notable Children's Book, a Parent's Choice Award Superbook, a Booklist Best Book of the Decade, and was honored with the IRA's annual Children's Book Award and the California Young Reader Medal. She has received the Jane Tinkam Broughton Fellowship in Writing for children from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and an Individual Artist Fellowship Special Award for Children's Literature by the Florida Department of State's Division of Cultural Affairs. She currently resides in Florida.

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