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Author Bell, Adrian, 1954- author

Title Mother moth / Adrian Bell, illustrated by Francesca Bell
Edition First Edition
Published Fountaindale, New South Wales : Bell, 2011
Fountaindale, N.S.W. : Bell, 2011


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Description xvi, 266 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Summary "A classic tale of witchcraft . Welcome to the world of Elspeth Willows. Elspeth converses with all the creatures at Milkcow Farm, where she and her father live happily. But Elspeth's powers reveal a dark side, relentlessly corroding the surface of her safe, sunlit world. The mysterious, gruesome Mother Moth, a witch who regenerates by the sacrifice of children, has adopted Elspeth as her next victim. Tangled thickets of dread, danger and dream trap Elspeth as she struggles to outwit her enemy, protect her father, and summon the courage to accept her own nature. Mother Moth is an extended fable for all ages, a worthy successor to the classic illustrated fairy tales, by turns funny, rollicking, thrilling, touching, always unflinching in its encounter with the archetypal fairy tale themes: love, death, and the nature of evil." --author's website
Notes The illustrator of the book, Francesca Bell (a post-graduate student from the University of Newcastle) has donated a copy of this book in appreciation to all the libraries which assisted her and writing partner in the creation of this work
Also available in an electronic version via the Internet
Subject Families -- Juvenile fiction.
Paranormal fiction.
Genre/Form Fairy tales.
Paranormal fiction.
Author Bell, Francesca, 1967- illustrator
ISBN 9780646551050 (paperback)