The Fairytale Thief - Revised Edition ( 2012 )

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Children Stories  |  House: James Ellis
When ten year-old Anna Sparrow has to leave home during the London Air Raids to live with her grandfather at his remote farmhouse, she has no idea it will be the beginning of an adventure of a

She wakes one morning to find her mother and grandfather have somehow become blank faced, dead-eyed, and unfeeling. Someone has stolen every story they’ve ever read or heard, including the story of their own lives.

So she sets out to find a way to save them. Along the way, she meets a cat who isn’t just a cat, finds a house that shouldn’t exist, and ends up in another world that’s ruled by an evil tyrant known as the Emerald Witch.

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The Cat, the House and the Hooded Woman

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Anna Sparrow went out exploring the morning after the night she arrived at her grandfather‘s house. She and her mother had left Londo... Read Chapter

The Cat, the Fairytale Thief, and the Room that Wasn't There

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Anna woke up the next morning as the first light of day fell onto her bed. Out the window, the sky was a deep blue filled with puffy cl... Read Chapter

The March of the War Trees

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Anna felt a sweet, sharp breeze on her face. She opened her eyes again as the white light faded from all around her. She wasn’t sure ... Read Chapter

The Oracle, the Tower, and the Lake of Souls

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The first War Tree lifted them up into its huge wooden hand and began to walk. Soon they left the stone arch and the forest clearing be... Read Chapter

The Town of North, the Meeting, and the Minotaur

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Soon Anna and the cat were once again in the palm of the first tree’s hand, high above the ground as the War Trees swayed and lumbere... Read Chapter

When Anna Went Down the Well

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The horse flew them away from the clockwork men, the dragons, the town, and even the valley between the Crystal Mountains. They flew ov... Read Chapter

The Crow, the City of the Gods, and the Things that Happened in Between

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The cat stared at Anna as she walked over to the winged horse. “You seem far more eager than you were previously,” he noted. ... Read Chapter

Journey into the Haunted Forest

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She opened her eyes again. Both the roaring, searing ball of fire and the room at the top of the Ancient Tower had disappeared. She and... Read Chapter

The Cloud Ships, the Centaurs, and the Giant Who Lived in the Sky

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They were in the sky-or, more precisely, they were standing on a cloud. They weren’t screaming, falling, or grabbing onto nothingness... Read Chapter

When Anna Went into the Labyrinth

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Anna drew her breath in tightly. Her stomach felt as if it had shot up into her mouth as they plummeted down from the ship. Down and do... Read Chapter

When Anna Went Off to War

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For a moment, the whole world was a bright, glowing white. She felt warm and safe, in a place that was somehow in between every other p... Read Chapter

When Anna Met the Unicorns

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Anna stared down at the huge battle in disbelief. She had never seen anything like it, not even back home in London where bombs had dro... Read Chapter

The God, the Witch, and the Sky Palace

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As they spun and tumbled upward, it was as if the air itself was twisting and being squashed into a different shape. The sky above and ... Read Chapter

In Which the Reign of the Emerald Witch Ends

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Anna cried out, a great gulping sob catching in her throat. “No! Cat!” She felt an anger build up inside of her like nothing sh... Read Chapter

The Day Anna Went Home Again

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That night, Anna and the cat slept in one of the city‘s many gigantic stables. Laying herself down in a tired heap on the hay, she en... Read Chapter